Online Programs & Webinars

For Patients, Caregivers and the Public

Free Online Programs Extended to September 30, 2022

With the generous support of donors we are able to extend offering fully subsidized online programs, at no cost to patients and caregivers, during these times of COVID-19. Thank you!

WEBINAR: Women’s (and Men’s) Sexual Health and Wellness with Carrie Whittley, NP

As a new practitioner at the CHI, I am happy to provide a meet and greet type of presentation with valuable information for attendees. During the presentation we will talk about what trauma-informed care means, how this is done in relationship to both male and female exams as well as guidelines as to what exams are needed throughout the lifespan for both prevention and treatment of health conditions with a focus on sexual and reproductive health. I look forward to an open discussion, questions and really a nice introduction to what I can provide in this new and exciting role. 

Carrie Whittley, NP has had a varied career working with vulnerable populations as well as those who have had a history of trauma. She has extensive experience in sexual health, is well versed in mental health needs, and takes a very holistic approach in the treatment.

Open to: ALL – patients and all members of the community
Presented by: Carrie Whittley, NP
When: Tuesday, June 21st, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: FREE

Guided Meditation for Troubled Times

The rhythms of our everyday lives have been shattered. This is really hard, and we all need support right now. These online guided meditation sessions, led by certified yoga therapist Lisa Paterson are provided to support participants reaching a space of calm and equanimity.

Open to: ALL – patients and all members of the community
Facilitated by: Lisa Paterson (M.Ed., ERYT-500, C-IAYT)
When: Thursdays from 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM;
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: FREE


The registration process now runs through Lisa's portal. Need some help? Watch this video.

Gentle Yoga

A gentle yoga class originally designed by Anne Pitman for people facing cancer. Everyone is welcome! This class is slow and gentle and keeps in mind pics/ports/surgical sites, BUT you will be ultimately following your own body and be responsible for the safety of your own movement. Folks with chronic lymphedema should keep in mind the cumulative effects of weekly exercise, and might choose to be still and imagine some movements. Please note: this class is not yoga therapy.

Important note: If you would like one-on-one advice with regard to yoga or an at-home program, please contact the Centre for a Yoga Therapy appointment - available online!

Open to: ALL - Patients and members of the community
Facilitated by: Lisa Paterson (M.Ed., ERYT-500, C-IAYT)
When: Fridays from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: FREE


The registration process now runs through Lisa's portal. Need some help? Watch this video.

Consciously Creating Calmness

During this time of physical distancing there is increasing interest in creating a sense of personal calmness, mindfulness and being mindful.

• Gain control of your emotions - both positive and negative
• Retrain your mind to think and respond more positively
• Reduce stress and create a sense of balance
• Calm your mind and let go of unhealthy thoughts
• Feel good about yourself and others

Facilitated by: Mindset Cultivator, Moira Hutchison
When: Every Tuesday from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: FREE

NEW! QiGong with Moira Hutchison

QiGong harmonises, strengthens, and has a healing effect on the functioning of all the internal organs and bodily systems. It increases the supply and flow of energy throughout the body, can have a variety of rejuvenating effects and is believed to increase longevity, and it induces calm mental and emotional states.

QiGong can be so enriching that it can form a vital part of your lifestyle. Benefits include:

  • Better sleep
  • Reduced symptoms of stress
  • Better circulation (of Qi, blood and the lymphatic system.)
  • Improved balance
  • Improved posture
  • Greater core strength and flexibility

Facilitated by: QiGong Instructor, Moira Hutchison
When: Every Tuesday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: FREE

Watch Moira's QiGong video demonstration

Living With Uncertainty Support Group

Jennifer Turner is very committed to providing group work for cancer patients who are challenged to learn to live with uncertainty, and in the spaces between all the disruptions and fear that a cancer diagnosis creates. When people are able to gather and share these feelings and experiences - community is created and people feel less isolated. Often patients feel pressured by well-meaning loved ones to be “positive” at all times. It is important to have a guided and supported place where everyone “gets it”and genuine growth can occur.

Open to: ALL – patients at the CHI (and those not patients of the CHI) and their caregivers
Facilitated by: Jennifer Turner, Psychotherapist
When: Every Second Monday from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: FREE

Head Start Program for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer

Head Start is an empowerment program for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer to help women feel less alone and confused, and better prepared for what lies ahead. Head Start’s combination of support, empowerment, and hands-on lifestyle modifications covers topics including: cancer navigation, integrative cancer therapies, mind-body techniques and coping tools.

Open to: Women recently diagnosed with breast cancer (do not have to be patients of the Centre)
Facilitated by: Anne Pitman (M.Sc., EYRT-500, C- IAYT)
When: February 3 - March 10, 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: FREE
Registration deadline: January 24

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Inspire Now Program for those living with lung cancer

People with lung cancer may have physical and emotional concerns such as fatigue, shortness of breath, worry, pain, sadness, and may experience stigma. Additionally, they often have the desire to learn what they can do to support their health. Inspire Now aims to help people with these unique concerns through the support of a warm and caring group setting.

Open to: Anyone living with lung cancer (do not have to be patients of the Centre)
Facilitated by: Anne Pitman (M.Sc., EYRT-500, C- IAYT)
When: February 3 - March 10, 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: FREE
Registration deadline: January 24

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Into the Body: A Guided Meditation for Everyone.

This audio recording promotes body awareness, relaxation, stress relief, and help with sleep.

With Yoga Therapist, Anne Pitman, Music by Jared Davidson.

STREAM THIS SPECIAL FREE GIFT