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

              “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]

CPP Disability and Benevolent Employer

Posted on December 19th, 2014 | 0 Comments

CPP Disability and Benevolent Employer By: Pamela Bowes, Manager, Program Development One of the special application provisions of the CPP Disability Program is the Late Applicant Provision. In order to be eligible for CPP Disability, an applicant must meet both application criteria – both the contributions rule and the definition of disability rule and meet… [Read More]

Inside Story: Elli and Olivia

Posted on December 5th, 2014 | 1 Comment


What’s in your Medicine Cabinet for the Cold and Flu Season? By: Claire Edmonds, Ph.D. The flu season is upon us and we are all interested in protecting our health. We all have our favourite strategies; hand washing, flu shots, vitamin C, and herbal teas. How about adding meditation to your arsenal? On November 24,… [Read More]

Inside Story: Gilles Bazinet

Posted on December 5th, 2014 | 1 Comment

                    For the past four years, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Gilles Bazinet has dedicated part of his day to transporting Wellspring members to and from Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House. Gilles is part of a dedicated group of volunteers who keep Wellspring’s Transportation Program available to… [Read More]

How to Survive Financially After a Health Crisis By: Damian Borges, CFP, CLU, CH.F.C, Canfin Financial Group, is a practising Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (CH.F.C.) and mortgage agent in the Greater Toronto Area.   The women in my family have been plagued with cancer for as long as… [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]