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(l-r): Harprit, Social Worker, and Diana, Registered Nurse, stand together in the Oncology Unit

“Will my cancer come back?”: Coping with the fear of recurrence

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022 09:02 AM

When cancer treatment ends, it is completely normal to feel a bit lost when returning back to regular life and routines. Osler’s survivorship clinic supports cancer survivors as they continue to heal and build their lives after cancer. With the end of treatment also comes a separate worry: Will my cancer come back and how do I calm this scary thought?

We spoke with Harprit, Social Worker, and Diana, Registered Nurse in the survivorship clinic about how to cope with the fear of recurrence.


Dr. Yael Perez, Osler’s Medical Director, Stroke Services

Dr. Perez’s five tips for brain health

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 04:13 PM

Dr. Yael Perez, MD PhD, FRCPC, is Osler’s Medical Director, Stroke Services and has been a stroke neurologist since 2010. After her subspecialty training in stroke and cerebrovascular diseases at the Toronto Western Hospital with the University of Toronto, Dr. Perez served as Medical Director of Stroke Services for the West GTA Stroke Network and Trillium Health Partners.

As we age, good brain health is important to ensure your brain is functioning at its best. According to Heart and Stroke Canada,...

(l-r): Lisa Henry, Osler’s Clinical Services Manager, Post Partum; Todd Kyle, Brampton Library’s Chief Executive Officer; Janice Thompson, Osler’s Team Lead, Health Services Library at Brampton Civic Hospital holding Welcome Song by Richard Van Camp

Brampton Library and Brampton Civic Hospital inspire love of reading in babies and their families

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 01:01 PM

Brampton Library and William Osler Health System (Osler) have once again teamed up to spread the joy of reading to babies born at Brampton Civic Hospital and their families.

As part of the innovative A Reader is Born campaign, this year’s chosen book is Welcome Song by Richard Van Camp and is gifted to every new baby born in Brampton. “A love of reading and a lifelong relationship with the public library begins at birth,” said Todd Kyle, Brampton Library’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted...

(l-r): Gia DeJulio, Osler Foundation Board Member; Patrick Hawkins, Osler Foundation Board Member; Shelagh Barry, Director, Community Giving, Osler Foundation; Steve Robison, First Vice-Chair, Osler Foundation Board; Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation

Golf tournament raises more than $236,000 for health care in Brampton

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 02:51 PM

Under sunny skies, the 2022 annual Osler Open: Brampton Invitational was a hole in one, with 144 golfers hitting the links in support of William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation). The sold-out event raised over $236,000 to help purchase critical surgical equipment for Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial). This was the 15th annual event, coinciding with the 15th anniversary of Brampton Civic Hospital, which opened its doors...

(l-r) Ryan, Communication Specialist at Osler and Laura, Occupational Therapist at Osler

Osler’s Gender and Sexual Diversity Committee: A Q & A with Ryan and Laura

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 09:00 AM

June is Pride Month, a time to reflect on how far we’ve come in regards to supporting members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, while also recognizing how far we have to go. At Osler, a dedicated committee is working together to carry out this work throughout the year, focused on embedding inclusion in the care we provide and creating a safe space for all within our walls.

We spoke with Ryan, Communication Specialist and Laura, Occupational Therapist, co-leads of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Committee,...