Dr. Cécile Rousseau (left) and Dr. Carmen Loiselle
MilestonesNovember 2019

Two researchers elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Two LDI researchers have been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Carmen Loiselle is Co-Director (Academic) of the Segal Cancer Centre. Dr. Cécile Rousseau’s career is dedicated to understanding the effects of organized violence on children and families.

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85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: Hope & Cope brings essential support to cancer patients

In 1981, Hope & Cope was launched under the auspices of the JGH Auxiliary to use specially trained volunteers (many of whom were cancer survivors) to support and counsel cancer patients and their families.

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Lucie Lacroix cradles a set of virtual reality goggles in her lap, while telling Rifka Hanfling about the uplifting emotional experience of taking virtual trips to foreign locales.
Feature articlesSeptember 2019

Virtual reality transports Palliative Care patients to inspiring, exotic locales

With support from Hope & Cope, the JGH has become the first hospital in Quebec to use virtual reality goggles to boost the spirits of Palliative Care patients by enabling them to “travel” to foreign locales.

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Jeannette Singerman, a volunteer in Palliative Care, shows a package of rose-shaped soaps to patient Leah Pasechnick, who chose to present them as a gift to a loved one.
Feature articlesFebruary 2019

Palliative Care volunteers give the gift of gift-giving at the JGH

It’s better to give than receive, but what if illness makes gift-giving impossible? In Palliative Care at the JGH, a volunteer program run by Hope & Cope enables patients to choose from a variety of donated gifts that they can present to their loved ones.

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Danielle Leggett
Hope & CopeMay 2018

Danielle Leggett is Hope & Cope’s new Executive Director

Danielle Leggett, an expert in human resources management, has been appointed Executive Director of Hope & Cope and will succeed the retiring Suzanne O’Brien.

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Rita Briansky, at the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre, with a painting (at left) by her late husband, Joseph Prezament, and two of her own watercolours.
Hope & CopeJanuary 2018

Transforming blank, impersonal walls into sources of beauty and joy

Life-affirming colour and vitality, in the form of 60 works of art from the not-for-profit Art for Healing Foundation, are lifting the spirits of users of the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre.

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Christopher Wrobel relaxes in the green environment that he loves.
Hope & CopeMay 2017

Well-being of cancer survivors blooms in revitalized garden

There’s some unusually eye-popping appeal to this spring’s display of flowers and greenery in the garden of the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre.

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Hinda Goodman
First person singularMay 2017

Becoming a “bridge over troubled waters” in support of cancer patients

Even as a little girl, I knew I wanted to work in a hospital. And this is where I’ve ended up—helping cancer patients and their families at Hope & Cope.

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Sheila Kussner
May 2017Milestones

Hope & Cope Founder Sheila Kussner named a Great Montrealer

Sheila Kussner, Founder and Past Chair of Hope & Cope, has been appointed to the Order of Montreal at the rank of Commander, the highest level of the Order.

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Although the cure rate is high for patients with thyroid cancer, survivor Elizabeth Barbosa says she still needed and greatly benefited from the support of a nurse navigator.
Feature articlesMay 2017

Study confirms need for further integrated care and support for thyroid cancer patients

A two-year study at the JGH has determined that thyroid cancer patients really need and benefit from the support of a nurse navigator.

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