BC Cancer offers various online resources for cancer survivors ranging from handouts, videos, and more.
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society provides individuals living with and beyond cancer strategies, resources, and advice towards seeking an active lifestyle.
Local Exercise Programs (No Cost)
InspireHealth provides free, life-changing supportive care programs and services to help you and your family through cancer. We offer support in the areas of stress and mental health counselling; managing treatment side-effects; nutrition support and education; exercise therapy for better recovery; improving sleep and energy; and managing work, life, and relationships.
To register at no cost:
1. Click the “See More” button below.
2. Click on “Getting Started”.
3. Click on “Getting Started” again.
4. Fill out the easy online form and click “Submit”.
5. You will receive an email explaining how to sign up for free classes or one-on-one consultations.
Wellspring provides a network of community based centres offering services free of charge and without referral.
Local Exercise Programs (Fee for Service)
SIRvivor BC/Prostate Cancer Supportive Care
SIRvivor BC is a specialized exercise program for men 19+ who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, in any stage of treatment or recovery and at any fitness level, ability and background. The program focuses largely on strength development through resistance-based exercise. It helps participants improve muscle endurance, meet new people, and learn safe and effective exercises.
SIRvivor BC is offered via in-person and virtual sessions. Click the link below to learn more.
Find a Physiotherapist: PABC
Please visit the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia’s website if you are in search of a physiotherapist. The following link provides individuals living with and beyond cancer an intuitive way to connect with a physiotherapist with cancer expertise.
Find an Exercise Physiologist: CSEP
Please visit the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiologists’ website if you are looking for an exercise physiologist. The following link provides individuals living with and beyond cancer an intuitive way to find an exercise physiologist with cancer expertise.
Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic
Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic provides survivors with information on cancer recovery exercise programs and more.
Local Exercise Teams
Abreast in a Boat
Abreast in a Boat is a charitable society whose mission is to raise awareness about breast cancer and that those diagnosed can live full and active lives.
Butts in a Boat
Butts in a Boat is the first prostate cancer team for Dragon Boating and is open to any individual to attend.
MacMillan Cancer Support UK
MacMillan Cancer support offers various resources for cancer survivors on their website.
The ONE Group: Oncology – Nutrition – Exercise
The ONE Group at Penn State College provides survivors with an assortment of resources on cancer care including research, patient guides, exercise videos, and more.
BC Cancer’s Exercise Prescription Pad outlines exercise guidelines for individuals living with cancer.
Other Exercise Handouts & Booklets
- Exercise: During and After Breast Cancer
- Exercise: During and After Cancer Treatments
- Exercise: Maximizing Energy & Reducing Fatigue
- Red Flags: Exercising During and After Cancer
- Red Flags: Arm Exercise Post Surgery
Canadian Cancer Society
- Exercises After Breast Surgery – English
- Exercises After Breast Surgery – French
- Exercises After Breast Surgery – Chinese
Tips for Safe At – Home Exercise
Breast Cancer Exercise Videos – BC Cancer
Exercise for Individuals with Breast Cancer (Overview)
Post-Surgery Breast Cancer Exercises (Week 1)
Post-Surgery Breast Cancer Exercises (Weeks 2-6)
Building Aerobic Fitness at Home
Building Strength at Home
MacMillan Cancer Support UK – Exercise Program
Treloar Physiotherapy – Cancer Recovery Exercise Program
Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic has produced an exercise program to assist survivors to conquer cancer on their YouTube channel. To see the full playlist please click the following link: Treloar Physiotherapy
Return To Work Resources
Cancer and Work
Cancer and Work provides resources and interactive tools for cancer survivors who are returning, remaining, changing for looking for work after a diagnosis of cancer.