Patient and Family Resource Centre

Contact Us:

Patient & Family Resource Centre
Room ON1016
675 McDermot Avenue
Phone: 204-787-4357
Toll-Free: 1-866-561-1026
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Closed holidays

Temporary Closure: The Patient and Family Resource Centre is temporarily closed to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff.

During the closure, patients and families can contact the Resource Centre for assistance with the following:

  • information on helpful websites and resources
  • information to be sent out by mail

Email Kathleen Helgason, Resource Coordinator, at khelgason2@cancercare.mb.ca or phone 204-787-4357 or toll-free 1-866-561-1026.

 


Patient Information Webinars

**Upcoming Webinar: Join us Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for a patient webinar on Preventing Broken Hearts in Patients with Cancer.

This patient webinar will be offered online through Zoom. Register by calling 204-787-2970 or 1-866-561-1026.

Learn about:

  • The relationship between cancer and the heart
  • How "heart failure" is diagnosed and treated in patients with cancer
  • How flaxseed and exercise can help prevent heart failure and cancer

View the poster for more information.

Prostate Cancer and Sexuality

Recorded: May 12, 2022
More details
Speaker: Dr. Anne Katz, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Sexuality Counsellor, CCMB

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Recorded: April 26, 2022
More details
Speakers:
Dr. Lin Yang, Hematologist, CCMB (Moderator)
Dr. James Johnston, Hematologist, CCMB (presentation by Dr. Lin Yang)
Dr. Versha Banerji, Hematologist, CCMB
Irena Hibbert, Nurse Practitioner, CCMB
Maxim Skorodinsky, Clinical Research Assistant, CCMB
Ranu Grewal, Dietitian, CCMB
Jerry, Patient Speaker

Meal Planning 101
Recorded: April 21, 2022
More details
Speaker: Angela Martens, Dietician, CCMB

Treatment Choices for Cancer Pain
Recorded: March 10, 2022
More details
Speaker: Dr. Paul Daeninck, Medical Oncologist, CCMB

Body Image and Cancer - Coping with Change
Recorded: January 27, 2022
More details
Speaker: Dr. Anne Katz, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Sexuality Counsellor, CCMB

Get Active and Move Forward After Cancer
Recorded: December 2, 2021
More details
Speakers: 
Melanie Baruch, Counsellor, CCMB
Evan Van Dale, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Reh-Fit Centre

The Art of Living Through the Seasons of Life
Recorded: November 24, 2021
More details
Speaker: Daniel Barclay, Spiritual Health Practitioner, Health Sciences Centre

Cancer and Sleep
Recorded: September 22, 2021
More details
Speakers:
Dr. Eleni Giannouli, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, and Medical Director of Sleep Disorder Centre
Dr. Sheila N. Garland, Senior Scientist, Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute

Complementary Therapies
Recorded: March 25, 2021
More details
Speaker: Dr. Linda Balneaves, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba

 

CancerCare Manitoba Breast & Gyne Cancer Centre of Hope Lunch and Learn Series

Hot Topics after Breast & Gynecological Cancer Treatment:
Nutrition
Recorded: March 29, 2021
More details
Speaker: Angela Martens, Registered Dietitian, CCMB

Hot Topics after Breast & Gynecological Cancer Treatment:
Return to Work
Recorded: March 22, 2021
More details
Speakers:
Lori Santoro, Registered Nurse, CCMB
Cheryl Dizon-Reynante, Psychosocial Clinician, CCMB

Hot Topics after Breast & Gynecological Cancer Treatment:
Menopause
Recorded: March 1, 2021
More details
Speakers:
Michelle Ellwood, Registered Nurse, CCMB
Lori Santoro, Registered Nurse, CCMB

 

Other CancerCare Manitoba/Partner Webinars

Ovarian Cancer Canada/Breast & Gyne Cancer Centre of Hope, CancerCare Manitoba Lunch and Learn:
Living an ACTIVE Life With and Beyond Cancer

Recorded: May 26, 2022
Speakers:
Julianna Dreger, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, University of Calgary’s Health and Wellness Lab
Manuel Ester, PhD Candidate, University of Calgary’s Health and Wellness Lab
Stephanie Gosselin, Director, Programs, Ovarian Cancer Canada
Michelle Ellwood, Registered Nurse, CancerCare Manitoba
Sara C., Cancer Survivor

Ovarian Cancer Canada/CancerCare Manitoba Lunch and Learn:
Complementary Therapies
Recorded: May 24, 2022
Speakers:
Dr. Linda Balneaves, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba
Stephanie Gosselin, Director, Programs, Ovarian Cancer Canada

Ovarian Cancer Canada/CancerCare Manitoba Lunch and Learn:
Improving Bowel Habits through Diet

Recorded: May 18, 2022
Speakers:
Robin Chambers, Oncology Dietitian, CancerCare Manitoba
Stephanie Gosselin, Director, Programs, Ovarian Cancer Canada
Michelle Ellwood, Registered Nurse, CancerCare Manitoba
 


CancerCare Manitoba has a Patient and Family Resource Centre that is a quiet place for patients and families to relax and find information about cancer, treatments and support services.

The centre provides you with a broad selection of pamphlets, booklets, magazines, and newsletters free of charge, as well as a lending library of books, CDs and DVDs on cancer types and cancer-related topics.

We also have information on support services and programs such as counselling, support groups, home care, and many other professional and community resources.

If you can’t visit the centre, you can call us at 204-787-4357 if you live in Winnipeg or toll-free at 1-866-561-1026 and ask for the Patient and Family Resource Centre.

Information can be given to you over the phone or mailed to your home. Let us know what would be easier for you.

We welcome you to visit the resource centre to meet our coordinator and volunteers who can assist you.

The centre is located on the main floor - follow the glass wall corridor.

Lending Library

CancerCare Manitoba Patient and Family Library resources are available to residents of the province of Manitoba and to those patients and families of CancerCare Manitoba who may live outside the province of Manitoba.

Library resources are available at CancerCare Manitoba's three locations. A variety of cancer information is available at our Community Cancer Program Offices.

McDermot Site
Room 1016
675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9
Tel. 204-787-4357
Toll-free 1-866-561-1026

St. Boniface Site
O Block, South Entrance
St. Boniface Hospital
409 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6
Tel. 204-787-4357
Toll-free 1-866-561-1026

Breast & Gyne Cancer Centre of Hope
1018-675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9
Tel. 204-787-2970
Toll-free 1-866-561-1026

Community Cancer Program Offices
(carry a variety of cancer information)
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed holidays

Please Note:

  • Limit of 3 items
  • Loan period of 4 weeks
  • Call if you need extra time and we can renew.

Browse the Lending Library