Mr. Speaker, the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre, under the leadership of its founder Debbie Magwood and with the unflagging support of its dedicated staff, volunteers and donors, is the model for a new kind of cancer care. The centre is a pioneer in a whole-person integrated approach that goes beyond traditional medical treatment to focus on the psychosocial needs of those living with the disease.
The centre supports participants through a variety of programs including fitness, meditation, reflexology and yoga.
Debbie and her team are passionate about sharing their vision. That is why, with the support of Health Canada, they have launched national cancer wellness awareness day, to be marked for the first time this June 26.
I would like to congratulate Debbie and her team and the incredible community that supports the centre and its mission to make Canada an even more compassionate society.