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Complementary therapies to support you in your daily life

The Foundation offers a variety of complementary therapies, in its Regional and accommodation Centers as well as online, for people with cancer and sometimes their loved ones.

We offer you activities that help you cope better with the ordeal on a daily basis.



Acupuncture treatment is a complementary therapy recognized for its ability to relieve cancer symptoms or the side effects of treatment.

Acupuncture treatment consists of implanting small, sterile, single-use needles into specific sites of the skin. The acupuncturist adapts each intervention to the client’s condition at the time of the consultation (type of cancer, treatments, etc.).

Treatment offered to cancer patients and, in Montreal, to their loved ones.

The benefits

  • Reducing nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, particularly in breast cancer cases
  • Reducing stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms and fatigue
  • Improving overall quality of life

Montreal - In partnership with le Collège de Rosemont

Treatments offered free of charge for the first 4, then at $25 / 60 minutes

Monday (February 4 to May 13, 2024)
By appointment

514-527-2194, ext 224

Trois-Rivières - in partnership with Catherine Poisson, acupuncturist

Treatments offered at $25 / 60 minutes

By appointment

819-693-4242, ext 521

Painting workshop

The painting workshop enables a person with cancer to explore a new way to express his or her emotions. Painting is a diversion which, without tiring the body, entirely absorbs the spirit. The goal is to have fun and to set aside other concerns for a moment. Creativity is one key that allows access to a greater inner personal space. It is one way to enter into ourselves in a spirit of relaxation.

You do not need artistic talent or experience. Just let yourself be guided by the volunteer leading the workshop and explore through colour and form.

Workshop for people with cancer and their loved ones.


Currently unavailable

Monday, 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $4

Registrations required

Information and registration: 819 693-4242

Visualization workshop

Give yourself the tools and practice necessary to enable you to internally visualize the state of well-being that you wish to achieve.

 Workshops for people with cancer.

“Visualize the well-being!” workshops

Free online workshops

Registrations required

View schedules and register here

Laughter yoga workshops

By releasing endorphins, laughter relieves pain, promotes sleep, stimulates the immune system and brings energy and optimism. Suggested tools: visualization, meditation, exercises, etc.

Workshops for people with cancer and their loved ones.

“Laughter is health!” workshops

Free online workshops

Registrations required

View schedules and register here