Hamilton Health Sciences


Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, and the Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford YMCA have partnered to develop the CanWell program.

This is a 12-week supervised exercise and education program designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer at any stage of their cancer treatment. Participants have access to a Kinesiologist, Physiotherapist and Advanced Practice Nurse for the duration of the program.

Individuals can be referred by a physician or health professional or self refer to the program. Participants will require a physician's clearance to exercise.

General information regarding the CanWell program can be found at our web page

Read about CanWell winning Cancer Care Ontario Inovation Award here.

CanWell research and presentations information is presented on this site (coming soon, Spring 2011).

Currently this program is only offered at the Les Chater YMCA. Please visit the YMCA membership desk for more information or visit

Click here to read an article about the CanWell program.

CanWell Brochure.

Click here to download the CanWell referral form.

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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