March madness

It’s hard to believe it’s April already, the month of March went by so quickly. I’m all for hibernating in the winter but I’m also looking forward to warmer temperatures (eventually…).

For the past four weeks, I had the greatest pleasure of working for the Canadian Cancer Society on a project that helps people who are affected by cancer find local resources in their community. It’s called the Community Services Locator, and anyone in Canada can visit the website to search for resources in their area, like wigs, prothesis, support groups, healthy lifestyle supports, and more.

My goal was to add 200 new services in Atlantic Canada. With national listings for YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Children’s Wish Foundation, The Compassionate Friends of Canada; and regional listings for Pharmasave, Rodd Hotels & Resorts, and Loblaws Dietitians, a total of 359 new services were added to the Community Services Locator. I need to give a special shout-out to Adele MacLean of PRx Consulting who brought me this project, helped me with research, and mentored me along the way. Needless to say, at the end of March, I was in desperate need of groceries and clean laundry, but I was thrilled with the results of our work.

If you or someone you know is affected by cancer and is in need of support, services or resources, please share this link:

And, if you or someone you know provides a service for people affected by cancer, you can add the service directly to the Community Services Locator here: