Welcome to Pass It On.

A supportive cancer care resource that provides tips from experts, inspirational stories and a forum for connecting with patients and their loved ones.

The HPV and Cancer Stats You Can't Afford to Ignore: http://t.co/aD7tnbt1 from @DrOz 2012-10-10

For many people experiencing cancer, living well and living long are both important. For people with advanced cancer, comfort and peace of mind take on even more importance. The most trusted online resource for Canadians at this stage of the cancer journey is Virtual Hospice – www.virtualhospice.ca. Unlike a hospice made of bricks and mortar… [Read More]


Cancer care has changed in recent years as more people living with cancer are cared for at home by a family caregiver instead of frequent and sometimes long hospitalizations. Caring for a loved one with cancer can be both a challenging and a rewarding experience. Caregiving while maintaining daily commitments to the other family members… [Read More]

Tax Tips for Cancer Patients

Posted on April 1st, 2011 | 6 Comments

It’s tax time again, and many cancer patients have extra medical costs that could be used as a tax credit. On your annual income tax, there is the Medical Expenses Tax Credit. For the 2010 tax year, the credit is $2,024 or three percent of your net income – whichever is less. So if your… [Read More]


I’d like to share a great and healthy recipe that I prepared for a media tour at the new Maple Leaf Foods Nourishment Centre at Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook.  It is from one of my favourite cookbooks: The Complete Whole Grains Cookbook by Judith Finlayson. The recipe is Southwestern Bean and Barley Salad with… [Read More]

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Wellspring and Me

Posted on April 1st, 2011 | 2 Comments

My name is Katherine and I am a Wellspring member. The first day I walked into Wellspring back in August of 2007, I tentatively approached the building. I had a vague thought to poke around, and see what it was all about. My husband’s VON nurse had mentioned the organization, and spoke highly of it…. [Read More]