Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre
The Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre is a place of support and hope for those living with cancer, their families and caregivers in North Simcoe, Ontario. The Centre has proudly been offering free psycho-social support for 8 years to its nearly 500 members. With 1 in 2 Canadians being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and 3/4 people surviving, there is a growing group of Canadians that need support as they learn to live with the disease and the effects of its treatment.
A Home for Hope will be the first rural cancer support centre built in Ontario. Currently, only urban centres have this type of psycho-social oncology, yet there are thousands of Ontarian’s living with cancer in rural and remote areas that already must travel for treatment.
Since 2015, the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre has doubled its programming and currently offers over 100 hours of programs each month. This centre is not only open to those diagnosed with cancer, but also their family members. The significant expansion of this program has resulted in the requirements for relocation.
Since its inception, the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre has resided within the walls of the Georgian Bay Hospital on Jeffery Street in Midland, Ontario. In order to assist the GBCSC in completing their goal, The Sarjeant Company donated $10,000.00 in concrete donation towards the construction of their new building, A Home for Hope. The building is located in Penetanguishene, Ontario and scheduled to open in 2020. The 4000-square-foot building will carry the project into the years to come allowing them to continue to help those going through their cancer journey, as well as their loved ones.