Support and the City: 18 Places in Calgary that Support Your Wellness
Did you know the average age in Calgary is 37.5 years old?
Support for young women with breast cancer is a must! Known for being the Stampede City, Calgary is also home to Tom Baker (The Baker), one the most innovative cancer centers in Canada. Check out the map below where you can find resources in cancer support, nutrition and fitness. AND don’t forget to check out our signature party BoobyBall on October 27th!
1. Community Natural Foods
1304 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J2, 403-930-6363
6120 1a St SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G3, 403-252-0011
Chinook Station Market – 202 61 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0B4, 403-930-6363
Community Natural Foods sells food and drink items, vitamins and supplements, body and beauty, kitchen and home products.
2. The Coup
924 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A2, 403-541-1041
The Coup is one of Calgary’s many delicious vegetarian restaurants. The restaurant aims to provide ingredients that are mostly organic, local and made from scratch. Be sure to stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
3. Hearts Choices Thai Vegan Cafe
9679 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2J 0P6, 587-352-0993
Hearts Choices Thai Vegan Café offers a unique, delicious, and healthy way to spice up your diet! With items on the menu such as sweet ginger tofu and thai yellow curry, even meat-lovers will be pleased. Be sure to look out for the “veggie truck“ which can be found roaming around Calgary!
4. Heaven Restaurant
1013 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A7, 403-249-3037
Heaven Artisan Cuisine Calgary offers an entirely gluten-free menu. The establishment offers both delivery and pick up, in addition to in-restaurant dining. Be sure to try one of the delicious arepas or the guacamole!
5. Juice Because
Juice Because sells a wide range of cold-pressed juices. Their three main goals include improving lifestyle, educating others about juicing and ensuring a high-quality product.
Juice Because stocks fridges all around Calgary.
6. Jusu Bar
Jusu Bar Bridgeland – 236 4th Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3S2, 403-452-5444
Jusu Bar Chinook Mall – 6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB, T2H 0K8
Jusu Bar Market Mall – 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary AB, T3A 0E2
Jusu Bar Mount Royal – 816 16 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9, 403-452-2159
Jusu Brookfield Place – 225 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 0P5, 403-232-6525
Jusu Bar is one of Calgary’s most popular juice spots! With five locations in Calgary, it will never be a challenge to eat your vegetables!
7. The Naked Leaf
1126 Kensington Rd NW #4, Calgary, AB T2N 3P3, 403-283-3555
The Naked Leaf offers a wide variety of all-natural teas. In addition to selections of black, green, oolong, white, herbal, and pu-erh teas, The Naked Leaf offers a “Tea of the Month Club,” which provides members with tea on a monthly basis.
Exercise and Fitness
8. Fit Republic
989 McPherson Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 9C5, 403-454-1900
If you are seeking a small, boutique gym, then Fit Republic is a great option. They offer unique classes, including anti-gravity, barre, yoga, rowing, and kickboxing. New members can receive a 2 week trial pass for $39.
9. Yoga Santosha, Calgary
1800 4 St SW #320, Calgary, AB T2S 2S5, 403-244-9642
Yoga Santosha is a popular spot for yoga in Calgary. With about 60 classes offered a week, ranging from “gentle yoga” to “hot flow”, there are plenty of ways to spice up your yoga routine!
Health and Beauty
10. Compassionate Beauty
22 Richard Way SW #26, Calgary, AB T3E 7M9, 403-686-6936
Compassionate Beauty helps women who are living with cancer by offering support, products and services to make their experience more comfortable. They offer a wide selection of prosthesis bras, wigs, post-lymphedema items and spa services.
11. Look Good Feel Better
Foothills Medical Centre: Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1403 – 29 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2T9, 403-355-3207
Wellspring Calgary – 1404 Home Road NW, Calgary, AB, T3B 1G9, 403-521-5292
Wellspring Calgary South – #120, 703 – 64 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 2C3, 800-914-5665
Look Good Feel Better offers an amazing, free workshop that aims to bring together women with cancer in an environment in which they can support each other and learn how to feel and look more like themselves again.
12. The Natural Art of Skin Care
310 16 Ave NW #210, Calgary, AB T2M 0H6, 587-351-1131
This sleek spa believes in using solely natural skin care and spa products. In addition to a spa, The Natural Art of Skincare offers various healing treatments and programs, including acupuncture.
13. Alberta Health Services – Psychosocial Oncology
Tom Baker Cancer Centre: 1331 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2, 403-521-3723
Family Medical Building: 2202 2 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 3C1, 403-355-3207
Alberta Health Services offers a Psychosocial Oncology Program, which aims to help patients and their families cope with the emotional, psychological and social ramifications of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
14. Breast Cancer Supportive Care
301 14 St NW #414, Calgary, AB T2N 2A1, 403-270-2242
Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation offers support to breast cancer patients through both individual and group care programs. The Foundation aims to guide patients through the physical and emotional side effects of their diagnosis and treatment. Counselling services are also available to family members, as well as screening services for those with a family history of breast cancer.
15. Tom Baker Cancer Centre
1331 29 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2, 403-521-3723
While the Tom Baker Cancer Centre is the foremost hospital for cancer treatment, it also offers a range of psychosocial oncology programs like counselling, group support sessions and exercise programs.
16. Wellspring Calgary
Wellspring Calgary Carma House – 1404 Home Road NW, Calgary, AB, T3B 1G9, 403-521-5292
Wellspring Calgary Fountain Court – #120, 703 – 64 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 2C3, 587-747-0260
Wellspring programs, which are offered free of charge, aim to provide support services that meet the needs of people living with cancer, as well as the families and caregivers. Programs range from yoga classes, cooking classes, peer support groups and art therapy. Wellspring offers “Money Matters,” a program which provides individuals with help and information on all available income replacement, drug compensation, and reimbursement programs.
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