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“…volunteerism forms the essence of our humanity. Without volunteerism our society would lose its soul” – Anne Armstrong Gibson, Founder Wellspring (1990) Last month, Wellspring hosted its annual volunteer recognition events in celebration of our dedicated volunteer team that donates their time and talents to Wellspring. Across all four GTA centres, we recognized sixty-eight volunteers… [Read More]

Inside Story: Jean Jackson

Posted on July 8th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Jean Jackson has been a healthcare professional for over 25 years as a nurse, patient advocate, healthcare economist and therapist. She has been a program leader at Wellspring since 2005, leading a variety of programs including the Healing Journey Levels 1 and 2, Relaxation and Visualization, Writing for the Health of It and an array… [Read More]

Inside Story: Sam and Abby

Posted on June 5th, 2015 | 1 Comment

                I stumbled upon Wellspring during a random internet search to find support for my dad, and the discovery has been nothing short of a blessing since.  I called Wellspring and spoke with a friendly person who encouraged my dad and I to drop by for a tour…. [Read More]

              “Together, we  share our time, talent and treasure,” says Don Vialoux when describing volunteering alongside  his wife, Jan at Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House. Living only minutes away from the Centre, Jan and Don would pass by the Oakville Centre on their way to and from work, and used… [Read More]

              When Karen Green was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, one of the things she remembers most was her feeling of isolation.  This continued to intensify after her follow up appointments.  Was she the only one who felt this way? This growing feeling of isolation is what… [Read More]

Celebrating Ten Years with Wellspring

Posted on October 6th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Several Wellspring program leaders were recently recognized for 10 years of dedication and making a difference in the Wellspring community. Marguerite Arbour Marguerite has been a yoga instructor at Wellspring since 2004.  She teaches yoga and gentle yoga at Wellspring Downtown and Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook. Marguerite is a very dedicated leader and the… [Read More]

                    Joining the Peloton Challenge team this year are cycling newcomers Katie Mosher, manager of major gift fundraising at Wellspring and her partner Dr. Andrew Haller. As a Wellspring employee, Katie has the opportunity to see, every day, the profound impact that Wellspring makes on the… [Read More]

New faces @ Wellspring

Posted on August 8th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lauren Bryson Program Coordinator, Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House  Members and volunteers at the Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House might notice a new face in the centre. We are delighted to welcome Lauren Bryson to the Wellspring community as Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House’s new program coordinator. In addition to scheduling programs at the centre, Lauren will also… [Read More]

            Leader turns Member By: Lisa Shamai I have thoroughly enjoyed my years of leading healthy cooking sessions for people with cancer at the Sunnybrook, Brampton and Oakville Wellspring locations. But when I received a diagnosis of AML Leukemia in March this year, my oncologist jokingly said “there goes your… [Read More]

Two Staffing Announcements!

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 | 1 Comment

New program coordinator at Wellspring Westerkirk House                     Wellspring is delighted to welcome Alison Bourne as the new Program Coordinator at Wellspring Westerkirk House.  Alison learned about Wellspring through her husband’s participation in last year’s Peloton Challenge, where he rode from Toronto to Austin, Texas to… [Read More]