Connecting face-to-face with others who are going through or have gone through a similar experience can be very beneficial for all involved.  The following groups are provided free-of-cost and are offered by volunteers. All groups indicated with an asterisk(*) have benefited from our Community Support Program Facilitator Training Workshops.

Find a support group in your community by selecting your province and city from the drop down box below.

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British Columbia

Abbotsford

  • Women with Cancer – Abbotsford*

    Support group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Dogwood Room at Garden Park Towers, 2nd Floor – 2825 Clearbrook Rd.

    For more information please contact:

    • 604-289-0630

Burnaby

  • Ismaili Women Living with Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for women with cancer, and their female caregiver or female family member. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 am at 5064 Kingsway St.

    For more information please contact:

    Additional languages: Gujarati and Kutchi (Indian dialect)

  • Up Front Support Group

    Support group for all breast cancer survivors. Group meets the second Tuesday evening of the month at 5234 Rumble Street.

    For more information please contact:

    • Geri 604-430-6003
    • Susan 604-530-4994

Kelowna

  • Kelowna: Thrivers Breast Cancer Support Group*

    Support group meets first Thursday of each month 7pm to 9pm at 1163 Glenview Court (September to June off during July and August).

    For more information please contact:

Kimberley

  • Kimberley Breast Cancer Support Group*

    Support group meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the McKim Middle School Library, 689 Rotary Drive.

    For more information please contact:

    • 250.427.2562
    • 250.427.4568

Nelson

  • Nelson Breast Cancer Support Group*

    Support group to give and receive support for women with a breast cancer diagnosis. Group meets September to June on the fourth Tuesday of every month 12 -1pm at Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake Street.

     

    For more information please contact:

Salmon Arm

  • Salmon Arm Support Group for Women *

    Support group for women with cancer, as well as caregivers. Meets the the first Monday of the month at noon at the Shuswap Park Mall (Canadian Cancer Society Office).

    For more information please contact:

    Sign language offered.

Surrey

  • North Surrey Breast Cancer Support Group

    Group for women facing breast cancer. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm  at #203-9808 King George Hwy.

     

    For more information please contact:

Van Anda Island

  • Texada Breast Cancer Support*

    For more information please contact:

    • Joan 604-486-7790

Vancouver

  • Tsudoi Breast Cancer Support Group*

    Support group is intended for Japanese women.

    For more information please contact:

  • Vancouver Breast Cancer Support Group*

    Support group meets 2nd Thursday of the month from 6pm-8pm at the CCS office, 565 West 10th Avenue.

    For more information please contact:

New Brunswick

Moncton

  • The Supporting Sisters Breast Cancer Support Group*

    Support group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at the YMCA, 30 War Veterans Avenue.

    For more information please contact:

    • Frances 506.858.5676

Sackville

  • Tantramar Breast Cancer Support Group

    Group meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Sackville Memorial Hospital (Boardroom), 8 Main Street.

    For more information please contact:

    • Cathy 506-536-3821
  • Tantramar Breast Cancer Support Group*

    Support group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Sackville Memorial Hospital Boardroom, 8 Main Street.

    For more information please contact:

    • Cathy 506-536-3821

Saint John

  • Saint John Breast & Women’s Cancers Wellness Support Group

    Support group meets 2nd Wednesday each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Women’s Centre, 9th floor.

    For more information please contact:

    • Margeret 506-635-8805

St.Stephen

  • Breast Friends of Charlotte County (Breast & Women’s Gynecological Cancer Support Group)*

    Support group meets 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Charlotte County Hospital, 3 Garden Road.

    For more information please contact:

    • Shirley 506.466.2818
    • Kim 506.465.4444

Sussex

  • Sussex Cancer Support Group

    Support group meets the 4th Tuesday (Sept. to May) at the All Seasons Restaurant from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm. Ordering from the menu starts at 6:00pm and the program usually gets started about 7:15 p.m.

    For more information please contact:

    • Brenda 506-433-5028
    • Joyce 506-433-5652

Newfoundland

Paradise

  • Sharing Hoping Empowering (SHE) *

    Support group for women with advanced stage 4 breast cancer. Group meets on the second Tuesday evening bimonthly.

    For more information please contact:

St. John's

  • BRCA Yarn Support Group*

    Support group for women who are carriers of the BRCA Gene mutation. Meetings held 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at 70 Ropewalk Lane.

    For more information please contact:

Stephenville

  • Stephenville/Bay St.George Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for all cancer survivors and family members. Group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm at St. Anne’s Hall, West Street.

    For more information please contact:

Torbay

  • Sharing Our Strength (SOS) *

    Support group for breast cancer survivors. Group meets usually once a month on Sundays at 2 pm at a member’s home.

    For more information please contact:

    • 709-834-3412

Nova Scotia

Bedford

  • Pink Panthers

    Group is open to anyone who has heard the words you have breast cancer. Our focus is on fun and empowerment. Group meets every third Monday of the month (including the summer) 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia, 967 Bedford Highway, Suite 205.

    For more information please contact:

Falmouth

  • Breast Quest *

    Support group for women with breast cancer. Meet first Monday of each month at members’ homes.

    For more information please contact:

    • Delores 902-792-2683
    • Marlene 902-798-5412

Yarmouth

  • Yarmouth Breast Cancer Support Group

    Support group for breast cancer survivors and their support team. Group meets on the third Monday of each month at 7 pm at Sobeys Community Room, 76 Starrs Rd.

    For more information please contact:

    • Edie 902-742-4176

Ontario

Brockville

  • Brockville Breast Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for women who have experienced breast cancer. Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:30 pm at the Community Room ,1,000 Island Mall , Parkedale Ave.

    For more information please contact:

    • Dot 613-865-8742

Grimsby

  • Living with Breast Cancer*

    Support group for women with any type of cancer. Group meets on the third Monday of each month from 7-9 pm at St. Andrews Anglican Church, 7 Andrews Ave.

    For more information please contact:

Guelph

  • Guelph Wellington Breast Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for women living with breast cancer, whether in active treatment or not for primary or metastatic disease. Meets every second monday at 7:30 – 9 pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk St.

    For more information please contact:

    • Karen 519-856-2089
    • Margaret 519-824-2928

Kanata

  • Kanata & District Breast Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for anyone at any stage of breast cancer. Group meets last Thursday of every month at 7 pm at Mlacak Community Centre, Hall D, 2500 Campeau Dr.

    For more information please contact:

    • Judy 613-592-1929
    • Diane 613-829-5229

Kenora

  • Breast Friends *

    Support group for all breast cancer survivors. Meets second Tuesday of every month at Notre Dame Church, 222 1st St N.

    For more information please contact:

    • Joy 807-468-9466
    • Cindy 807-468-8769
  • Dragon Tamers *

    Group for breast cancer survivors and supporters. Meets once a month on Saturday, 10 am-noon in the winter.  From May – Sept, meets Monday and Thursday 6 pm – 8 pm for dragon boat paddling.

    For more information please contact:

    • Lorna 807-548-4470

London

  • Bosom Buddies *

    This group meets at the Wellspring Room at the YMCA, 382 Waterloo St. Free Aquafit is offered on Tuesdays  & Thursdays at 1pm. Meetings are held on Tuesdays 2-3 pm.The group is open to anyone with breast cancer or survivor of breast cancer. Some members speak Dutch, Portuguese and Chinese.

     

    For more information please contact:

    • London Central YMCA 519-667-3300

Markham

  • Women’s Wellness Cancer Support

    Yoga practice followed by informal discussion among peers. This support group is open to women with all types of cancer. Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8 pm at 55 Albert Street.

    For more information please contact:

Orangeville

  • Hospice Dufferin Breast Cancer Support Group

    Support group for women and their families who are coping with cancer. Group meets at the Hopsice Dufferin office in the Edelbrook Centre, 30 Centre Street. Call for details.

    For more information please contact:

    • 519-942-3313
  • Orangeville Women’s Cancers Support Group *

    A support group for women with a diagnosis of any cancer. Group meets 4th Wednesday of each month 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Seniors Centre.

    For more information please contact:

Oshawa

  • Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, Newly Diagnosed and Phoenix *

    Support group for anyone who has received a diagnosis and is currently waiting for or in treatment. Phoenix: any women who has had a cancer diagnosis and is finished active treatment. Groups meet at Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, 86 Colborne St W.

    Newly Diagnosed group meets Monday 10 am – noon. Phoenix; call to learn when this group is available.

    For more information please contact:

    • Hearth Place 905-579-4833

    We have a facilitator who will meet for peer support in French.

Ottawa

  • BRCA Chat Ottawa *

    Support group for women at high risk for Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer, or carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. Meets 3rd Thursday of every month 7-9pm at 500 Alta Vista Dr.

    For more information please contact:

    Contact Willow for more information 1-888-778-3100.

Perth

  • The Butterfly Fan Club-Perth&Dist. Breast Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for anyone with a breast cancer diagnosis. Group meets 3rd Thursday of month 7-9pm at 33 Lewis St.

    For more information please contact:

Peterborough

  • Peterborough Breast Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for all women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Daughters, sisters, female partners and friends are welcome. Group meets 2nd Tuesday of every month at Grace United Church, 581 Howden St.

    For more information please contact:

Port Hope

  • Northumberland Breast Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for those with a Breast Cancer diagnosis – primarily women – other cancers. Group meets 2nd Wednesday each month at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St. Facilitated by The Survivor Thrivers Dragon Boat Club

    For more information please contact:

    • Sandy 289-252-0881
    • Nancy 905-377-9326

Sault Ste. Marie

  • Algoma Breast Cancer Support Group *

    This group meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive. Group is open to any person with a breast cancer diagnosis.  Occasionally, support people are also welcome.

    For more information please contact:

Sudbury

  • Circle of Strength

    Support group for women with breast cancer. Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at 41 Ramsey Lake Road.

    For more information please contact:

    • 705-692-4567

Sutton

  • Hospice Georgina *

    Support group for women with cancer. Meets every second Thursday at 2 pm at Hospice Georgina, 152 High Street.

    For more information please contact:

Thunder Bay

  • Thunder Bay Breast Cancer Support Group

    Support group for women who have had breast cancer. Group meets from September to June on the the second Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m at St. Micheal and All Angels Church (basement), 675 Red River Rd.

    For more information please contact:

Toronto

  • BRCA Chat Toronto*

    An informal meet-up for women who are at risk for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer or have a BRCA gene mutation. Group meets at Aroma Café in the Yonge/Eglinton Centre on the last Tuesday of every month, 7-9 pm.

    For more information please contact:

  • Scarborough Breast Cancer Support Group

    Support group for women with breast cancer. Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9:30 pm at the McCowan Retirement Residence, 2881 Eglinton Ave East, Scarborough.

     

    For more information please contact:

    • Marilyn 416-284-9984
    • Peggy 416-269-7575

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

  • Charlottetown Breast Cancer Support Group*

    Support group meets on the first Monday of each month (with the exception of July and August) at 7pm at the Church of the Nazarine, 40 Woodlawn Drive.

    For more information please contact:

    • Glenda 902-894-5454
    • Judy 902-569-3496

Saskatchewan

Regina

  • Pink Earth Angels *

    Support group for all women currently dealing with breast cancer and survivors. Group meets in the evenings, varies but usually 1st Thursday of each month, at Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Ave.

    For more information please contact:

    • Tracy 766-8600
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for any individual diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. Group meets every third Friday from 1- 2:30 pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 190 Massey Road.

    For more information please contact:

    • Kerry 306-781-0181

Saskatoon

  • Healing Through Relaxation *

    Group for people living with cancer. Meets second and fourth Wednesday of the month,  Sept – June, at Saskatoon Community Service Village, 506 25 St E.

    For more information please contact:

  • Women’s Metastatic Cancer Support Group

    Support group for women diagnosed with metastatic cancer. Meets at Cancer Patient Lodge, 1036 College Drive.

    For more information please contact:

    • Debra 306-242-6469

Weyburn

  • Sharing The Journey Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for women with a cancer diagnosis. Group meets every second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Weyburn Public Library.

    For more information please contact:

Yukon

Whitehorse

  • Yukon Support Group for People with Cancer *

    Support group for people who have had a diagnosis of cancer. Group meets the 1st Monday of the month, 7 – 9 pm, at Copper Ridge Place, 60 Lazulite Drive.

    For more information please contact:

Quebec

Montreal

  • BRCA CHAT Montreal *

    A support group dedicated to providing emotional support and practical information to women with a BRCA1/2 gene mutation diagnosis or at high risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Group meets second Tuesday of every month, 7pm – 9pm, at YM-YWHA, Room J-2, 5400 Westbury Ave.

    For more information please contact:

    Group meets on a drop-in basis. No registration is required. Sessions are conducted in English. Facilitators are bilingual. This group does not provide professional support or medical information.