Grand Opening of ELLICSR (2010)

Image from National Cancer Survivors Day 2010
Jack Layton visited ELLICSR during our official grand opening

On June 6, 2010, a group of cancer survivors and caregivers celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day 2010 at the Grand Opening of ELLISCR, a unique new research centre at the University Health Network (UHN), the first of its kind in Canada.

"Our goal is to improve the cancer experience by exploring novel ways to learn from expert survivors, develop new survivorship communities and study how we can engage, empower and activate cancer survivors to adopt healthier behaviours that minimize the negative impact of cancer and its treatment," says Pamela Catton, radiation oncologist and Medical Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Princess Margaret and the centre's founding director.

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Here's a look back at the day's events:

Special Guests

Some of the special guests that joined our festivities were Irwin Barker, award winning performer and comedy writer on the Rick Mercer Report; Andy Barrie former host of CBC Radio’s Metro Morning; and Julie Eng Executive Director of Read the full article.

Workshop Events

Several interactive workshops occurred throughout the day, including: Drumming/Health Rhythms with Dr. Sherry Geller; Yoga Healthy Steps with Mitzvah Technique; Healthy Cooking with Kids on a Budget, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Dr. Tatiana Melnyk and Managing Your Cancer Journey with Dr. Robert Buckman and Fiorella Lubertacci.

Blogs About the Event


Interested in attending health and wellness classes? The ELLICSR resource library also has information on nutrition, health related topics and general health and wellness. Patients and families are more than welcome to come to ELLICSR and browse our library for books, pamphlets and other resources.

Or find more information about Wellness classes at ELLICSR.

If you'd like to get involved with next year's celebration, call the ELLICSR reception desk at 416 581 8620.