Print exercise and fitness pathfinder
Patients and the public of B.C. and the Yukon can access these online books by calling 1.888.675.8001 x 7000 (toll-free) to get a username and password from the Library. See Exercise E-books for more e-books about exercise and fitness.
These websites have been reviewed and approved by the BC Cancer librarians. See the "Looking for More?" tab above to find more recommended websites.
This is a list of support programs offered by community organizations and BC Cancer. You can find more support programs offered at each BC Cancer centre and in the community on the BC Cancer website.
Abreast in a Boat
Organization in Vancouver and surrounding area that welcomes all breast cancer survivors who want to paddle. No age restriction and previous experience with dragon boating not necessary.
Find a Physio (Physiotherapy Association of BC)
Search your area for a physiotherapist with an Area of Practice in oncology or lymphedema.
Offer free exercise programs and exercise therapists will provide personalized exercise plans, if desired.
Physical Activity Services (HealthLInk BC)
Qualified exercise professionals at HealthLink BC can answer your physical activity and exercise questions. Email or call 8-1-1 toll free in BC from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for “Physical activity service for cancer.”
Information on how to start a walking program, the benefits of walking and a map of walking routes around BC.
Healthy Living Programs (Vancouver Island YMCA-YWCA)
Restore-Evolve-Change (R.E.C) Fitness offers a community-based cancer survivor fitness program. Held at Westhills Y in Langford. In person and virtual options available. Email email@example.com or call (250) 386.7511 extension 223 for information.
The BC Cancer library system consists of a central library at Vancouver Centre (VC), and branches in Abbotsford (AC), Kelowna (SAHCSI), Prince George (CN), Surrey (FVC), and Victoria (VIC). All centres have patient resource collections in our Cancer Information Centres (CIC), and all centres have a professional collection on site. Professional resources for CN are housed in the adjacent UHNBC Library.