Bringing Hope and Encouragement to those affected by Cancer
To bring hope and encouragement to individuals and families with cancer through E.A.S.E.—Education, Advocacy, Support and Empowerment.
To be the leading resource service offering culturally diverse support and programs for individuals and families living with cancer
Develop and implement culturally diverse programs to support those affected by cancer
Expand the organization’s reach in serving an increased number of communities across Canada
Increase funding and obtain a sustainable financial base to help drive the organization’s program growth
Extend support to underserved developing countries in Africa and the Caribbean
The Olive Branch of Hope (TOBOH) is a non-profit charitable organization founded by breast cancer survivors in 1999 and incorporated in 2001.
At The Olive Branch of Hope, we provide help and information to newly diagnosed individuals and their families who are seeking help and support at this difficult time. We are concerned about the whole person, mind, body, and soul not just their cancer.
Our support group meets on a monthly basis and provides emotional and social support to patients, their friends and family members. Our group is not solely comprised of women who are currently afflicted with cancer, but also with those who have survived it and who now want to learn more about the disease. Through this knowledge, they are increasing their awareness about the disease, and becoming a greater source of help and encouragement to their loved ones.
We also have a strong focus on individuals and families of African-Caribbean Heritage who are often diagnosed at a much younger age than other ethnicities with a more aggressive form of the disease. By providing information and literature to them, we encourage regular screening as a preventative measure and emphasize a healthy diet.