Hearth Place

Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre

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 The mission of Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre is to provide a support centre where we can care for each other as we live with cancer.  Hearth Place is committed to providing community support for patients and their families dealing with cancer through peer support, information, a resource centre, wellness programs and an ongoing lecture and discussion series.

Located at 86 Colborne St. West in Oshawa, Hearth Place has a warm and inviting atmosphere.   The centre offers peer support on a one to one basis as well as in a variety of both peer and professionally facilitated group formats.  A cancer information series and ongoing lecture series provides information and resources for patients and ongoing wellness programs teach effective coping strategies such as yoga, Brain Fog classes, art therapy, exercise classes, Look Good Feel Better, walk club, relaxation therapies such as Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Reflexology and massage and the Healing Journey.  At the drop in centre, patients and their families can share their feelings with a compassionate and understanding volunteer. Often an isolating disease, the members of Hearth Place are able to find a community of support and companionship for their journey back to wellness.

Hearth Place was the inspiration of Carolyn Alexander who, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, wanted to create a centre that would address the emotional, mental and spiritual needs of people dealing with a life threatening illness.  After several years of planning, fundraising and developing the infrastructure, we were granted charitable status and opened our doors January 29, 1997.   Over the past seventeen years we have continually developed new programs to best meet the needs of the members coming through the door.Hearth Place House

All of our programs and services are provided free of charge.  Hearth Place operates without any public funding using private, In Memoriam donations and various fundraising events (including Artists in the Garden) throughout the year to fund our operations.


Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre
86 Colborne St. West, Oshawa, Ont. L1G 1L7
Phone 905 579-4833; Fax 905 579-1204
hearthplace@hearthplace.org            www.hearthplace.org
Federal Charitable No. 89280 8478 RR0001