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Cancer support So that no one faces cancer alone.

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20s & 30s Support GroupTHURSDAY, JUNE 4&18 (6:30pm) - For young adults in their 20s & 30s living with cancer. An opportunity to connect with others & share your experiences.
Adult Bereavement GroupTHURSDAYS (6:30pm)- Come and share your experiences with others who have lost a friend or family member to cancer.
Art for Cancer WatercolourTUES, JUNE 9 (10:00-1:00pm) -
Bingo NightWED, MAY 27 (6-7:30pm) - Come join members and staff of Gilda’s Club for a night of BINGO!
Cancer TransitionsWEDNESDAYS (6:30-8pm) - For members who have completed treatment, and are looking for new skills, and strategies for re-integrating into a new sense of normal.
Core Strength Class WEDNESDAYS (10:45-11:45am) - Strengthening your core is a great way to improve posture, reduce back pain, and increase self-confidence.
Creative Movement with The National Ballet School of CanadaFRIDAY, MAY 22, JUNE 5&19 (10:15am) - Explore the full potential of your body & its relationship to music, through contemporary dance & creative movement. All welcome. No experience required.
DANCE DANCE DANCEWED, JUNE 10 (6-7pm) - Join Ali and Nicki in a freestyle dance party. No experience needed. Come in fun comfortable clothes. Dance your inhibitions away!
Dating Maintaining RelationshipsMON, MAY 25 (6:00-8:00pm) - This seminar is a road map to dating, relationships and getting through the communication hurdles that may arise as you navigate the dating world after cancer.
EFT with Crystal Hawk (6-Weeks)THURSDAYS, APRIL 16 (3pm) - Ongoing Participation Required. A simple, easy to learn & use system in which you tap on meridian points on your face & upper body with your own fingers to eliminate many negative elements in your life suc
Exploring Kensington Through An Artful EyeTUES, JUNE 23 (2-4pm) - Visiting local shop keepers, a tour to entertain all senses. Learn the history of our unique neighbourhood, and find ones new favourite creative experience. Feel free to bring your notebook, camera, or sketchpad.
Face the DayTUES, JUNE 9 (3:30-5:30pm) - Explore the range of cosmetic items that will work for you. This program offers the basic knowledge on how to make sensitive skin feel soothes and comfortable, as well as colour cosmetics that will make your day.
Food As Medicine: Macrobiotic Cooking DemystifiedMON, JUNE 8&22 (5:30-8pm) - Learn how to prepare delicious healing dishes for prevention and recovery. Caregivers are encouraged to attend. Full meal included in workshop, facilitated by one of Toronto's foremost vegan macrobiotics educators, Alice Fava.
Friends & Family GroupTUESDAYS (6:30pm) - A Support Group for friends & family of someone living with cancer.
Gilda's GardenFRIDAYS (10-12pm) - Join Gilda’s Club staff and volunteers for a morning of maintaining our garden throughout the summer! Please feel free to bring something to plant, but not required, and please bring your own gardening gloves.
Mitzvah Technique Body AlignmentMONDAY, JUNE 22 (4:30-5:30pm) - Improve your posture & release tension/stress at the same time! Enjoy gentle & practical sitting, standing & walking exercises. Can be readily applied to daily ,work & physical activities.
Imagery for Healing Thursdays (3-5pm) - Imagery can help deal with stress, illness and the grind of daily life. Get immediate positive feedback by learning easy-to-do imageries and gain a sense of control over your health.
Intro to FacebookWED, JUNE 11 (12-2pm) - Have you always wanted to make a Facebook account but was not sure how? Facebook can be a great resource to stay in touch with family and friends.
KGT Digital Storytelling LegaciesTHURS, APRIL 16 - JUNE 18 (6:30-8pm) - This 9-week workshop is for children ages 8 - 15 remembering a loved one who died from cancer. Together with Kids Grieve too Facilitator Heather O’Brian and with the guidance of artists Lauren Best, bereaved youth wi
Kids Grieve TooTHURSDAYS (6:30pm) - A structured support group for children ages 4-12 who have lost a family member or friend to cancer. An opportunity for children to share feelings & learn to cope with change.
Kids Talk OutTUESDAYS (6:30pm) - A structured support group for children ages 4-12 living with cancer, and children with cancer in the family.
Hosted at GCGT: Leukemia and Lymphoma Networking GroupMONDAY, MAY 25 & JUNE 22(6:30pm) - Hosted at GCGT: Connect with other people diagnosed and treated for a blood cancer such as Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma or Myelodysplasia Syndrome.
Living With Cancer Evening Support GroupTUESDAYS (6:30pm) - *NEW NAME* For all Wellness members; a Support Group for people living with cancer, from newly diagnosed up to 18 months post-treatment. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.
Living with Cancer Daytime Support GroupWEDNESDAYS - For all Wellness members; people living with cancer, from newly diagnosed up to 18 months post-treatment. Weekly attendance is required. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.
Men's NetworkingMONDAY, JUNE 1 (6:30-8:00pm) - A networking group for men whose lives have been touched by cancer.
Managing Chronic Pain with YogaSUN, MAY 31 (1:30-3:00) - Pain is a self-protective instinct. It is the body’s attempt to protect us from future suffering. When we lose site of how pain is serving us, frustration toward pain can develop.
Member BBQTUES, JUNE 16 (5:30-8:00pm) - Join us for entertainment, activities, fun, and a BBQ! Please RSVP— 416.214.9898 or rsvp@gildasclubtoronto.org
Memorial ServiceTHURS, MAY 21 (6:30-8PM) - Please join us for an evening to remember those that have passed, and to celebrate their incredible lives.
Mindfulness Meditation Come As You AreMONDAYS (2:30-4PM) - Please join us for an introduction to mindfulness practices. Mindfulness is used in many business, health and sports areas to help us create focus and balance, and reduce stress and worry.
Noogienight Gildas Movie NightMON, MAY 25 (6:00-8:00pm) - Children are invited to Gilda’s Club on Monday night for a PJ party and movie night.
Nordixx Pole WalkingWED, JUNE 3 (5:30-7:00pm) - What is Nordic Pole Walking? Join us to learn, ask questions, explore, and practice with poles!
Ontario Trillium Foundation Recognition EventWED, JUNE 24 (6:30-8:30pm) Join Gilda’s Club on Wednesday evening to celebrate the success of our Digital Storytelling Program made possible by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Hosted at GCGT: Ovarian Cancer Peer SupportMON, MAY 25 & TUES, JUNE 23 (6:00-8:00PM) - Hosted at GCGT: This group is an advocacy/support group offered through Ovarian Cancer Canada, as a safe place where survivors of ovarian cancer add their voices in support of each other, share experiences & hel
Painting Stories OutdoorsFRI, MAY 29 & JUNE 5, 12, 19 (2-4pm) - Join us on Fridays to tell stories of our city through paint.
Parent BereavementTHURS, MAY 28 & JUNE 25 (6:30-8PM) - Gilda’s Club welcome’s all parent’s/caregivers who have lost their child to cancer. Join other parents in a safe space, to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences of grief, monthly.
Restringing Your Broken JewelleryMON, JUNE 8 (10-11:30am) - Come join us in learning the basic technique of restringing!
Self Care Super SundaySUN, MAY 31 (1:30-3:30pm) - Families are invited to participate in some much needed R and R. Join us for family yoga led by Incia Zaffer of Once Upon a Mat.
Strengths of MY StoryFRI, MAY 22 (2:30-4pm) - Anyone who has been touched by cancer has their own narrative of their own experience.
Tai ChiFRIDAYS (1pm) - An ancient Chinese martial art, widely used for health promotion. It is a sequence of fluid-like body movements, which foster and improve balance and mobility.
Teens Filming OurselvesTUESDAYS (6:00-8:00) - Filming Ourselves is a unique multi- faceted digital storytelling experience designed specifically for teens whose lives have been touched by cancer. Filming Ourselves promotes creativity, self confidence, self expression and peer
Teens Filming Ourselves ShowcaseSAT, JUNE 20 (8:00-10:00pm) - Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto youth invite the community to the Filming Ourselves showcase!
Therapeutic Touch PracticeTHURSDAY, JUNE (1-3pm) - In the Therapeutic Touch Practice Group, members who have studied this modality have an opportunity to continue learning how to use it. They’ll also be able to both give and receive a session with supervision and feedback.
Therapeutic Touch for Self CareThursdays (3-5pm) - Research shows that Therapeutic Touch reduces anxiety, helps in healing tissues, alters perception of pain and is safe to use with cancer.
YogaTHURSDAYS (10:00am-11:30am) - Benefit from the healing and therapeutic powers of yoga. These classes include: a gentle vinyasa flow linking conscious breath with movement, restorative poses, and guided meditation (Yoga Nidra). Facilitated by Mary
Zumba: The Art of Gentle Movement & DanceTHURSDAYS (6:30pm) - Zumba is a described as an effortless, fun workout where you can lose yourself in the music and find yourself in the shape at the original dance-fitness party. It's easy to do and low impact.


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