Resources

Resources and support are available to breast cancer patients residing in the KINGSTON and SOUTHEAST ONTARIO area and to those from other areas who are receiving treatment at the Cancer Centre at KGH.

At or Through BCAK:

Support Services:  Groups are led by trained facilitators who are breast cancer survivors themselves.

           * Regular Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at our office from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

            * Support Group for Younger Women (Ta Ta Sisterhood of YGK): Meets on the last Monday of the month at our office                    from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

           * One-on-One Support: Available at any time.  Call the office to be put in touch with a facilitator.

           * Lymphedema Support:  For those with lymphedema secondary to breast cancer or who want to find ways to help                       prevent or minimize this condition.  Call the office to be put in touch with a facilitator.

                        

  • Exercise and other fitness classes (with membership):

             * Qi Gong classes (with membership)

             * Chestmates dragon boat team, (opportunity to paddle with membership)

             * Yoga classes (with membership)

  • In-house Resource Centre

  • BCAK Monthly Newsletter

  • BCAK Website

  • Financial Support

  • Prosthesis, bra, wig and turban bank

  • Crocheted hats and knitted titty-bitties (to pin inside your bra, camisole or swimsuit)

 

Other Support Resources:

Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at KGH

All services available at (613) 544-2631 plus extension listed below

  • Social Workers and Dietitians: offer counselling and support.  Ask a member of your cancer care team for a consult or call Ext. 7305

  • Familial oncology program: Ext 2800.  Offers counselling for women/men with a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer.  A referral from your family doctor or oncologist is required.

  • Community resources desk and patient information area on Burr 1:  Information available on all types of cancer for patients, their families and the public. 

  • Look Good… Feel Better Program:  Contact: (613)549-6666 Ext 7480, please, pre-register.  Workshops are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Cancer Centre on Burr 0, Supportive Care area.  Free workshops provide information on skin care, make-up and wigs.

 

Canadian Cancer Society

Cancer Information Service for Ontario:   Reliable up to date information on all types of cancer for cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends.  Various publications available for download from their website.

 1-800-268-8874 (Monday – Friday).

Peer Support:   Callers can be connected with a volunteer who has had a similar cancer experience.  

 1-800-263-6750.

Kingston Office:  Volunteers provide information for patients.  Covers Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and also Leeds and Grenville counties. 613-384-2631.  located at 496 Days Road, Kingston K7P 2X1.  

Wheels of Hope:  Volunteer drivers can be called upon to provide drives for cancer patients to their treatment appointments.  1-800-263-6750

​Nanny Angel Network:  Provides free professional relief childcare for mothers with cancer - Kingston office – Sanctuary Co-working, 221 Queen Street, K7K 1B4. (613)417-3832 Ext. 8.  

To request help: nannyangelnewtwork.com

Breast Assessment Program:  Team members provide supportive care to clients throughout their cancer journey from imaging through to diagnosis, surgery, adjuvant therapy and survivorship, Hotel Dieu Hospital - Johnson 2, Room 267, (613) 544-3400, Ext. 3434.   

www.hoteldieu.com/programs-and-departments/breast-assessmentprogram

Nurse Navigators are available for clients and their families through a telephone nursing line,

(613) 644-3400, Ext 3449. 

Hospice Kingston:  Provides information and support for individuals and families dealing with a life-limiting illness.  Offers enhanced services in the area of palliative care; facilitators are available.

Client day program - Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Rides are available for client program or appointments.  Also offers bereavement support services, including trained volunteers who offer one-on-one and group support.  

613-542-5013 36 Barrie St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1B8  www.hospicekingston.ca

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Libraries:  Library books on breast cancer and related topics in each of the branches of the KFL&A Public Libraries

Southeastern Community Care Access Centre (CCAC):  Provide professional and support services in the home and general information on community resources.  Palliative care and supportive housing, retirement homes and assisted living.  Care manager assesses individual needs for admission to the program.  

Kingston Office 1471 John Counter Blvd, Suite 200    613-544-7090 or 1-800-869-8828

Selby Office 613-388-2488   /   Northbrook Office 613-336-8310

Education

Breast Cancer News & Views - for Survivors and Sufferers by Leda Raptis

     https://breastcancer530667969.wordpress.com

Area Support Groups

Brockville Breast Cancer Support Group :  1-888-939-3333 (Mon – Fri 9 am – 7 pm)

       brockvillebreastcagroup@yahoo.ca  Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

       Chapel Room, Royal Brock Retirement Living, 100 Stewart Blvd, Brockville (access to parking lot from Perth Rd or Stewart Blvd)

In the Pink Support Group     613-572-1368 (Ann Elvins) or 613-214-1329 (Kim Amey)

         Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12 noon for lunch and a meeting (Sept to May)

         Riverside United Church, 2 Mill St, Yarker (accessible venue) 

                      

Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group  Butterfly Fan Club 613-812-4474  Contact Carleen for information

          Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month except July and August from 7 to 9 p.m.

          Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St, Perth

Financial Support Services

Breast Cancer Action Kingston Financial Support Program see services tab.  Application forms are available for download.  Alternatively, please call our office for information and/or to request an application form.

  

Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation    1-877-436-6467   www.kellyshiresfoundation.org

Forms are available online or at BCAK for those without access to a computer.

Shine Through the Rain Foundation

Toll free: 1-866-753-0303

         info@shinethroughtherain.ca

Emergency payments available to help those affected by life threatening conditions

Contact your social worker as applications for this assistance are to be remitted by them on your behalf

Private Insurance Plans and Extended Health Benefits

Contact your insurance company and/or employer for your coverage details

Assistive Devices Program (ADP)

1-800-268-6021

www.health.gov.on.ca

Assists with costs of breast prostheses and lymphedema compression garments

Forms are available online or at BCAK for those without access to a computer

Ontario Drug Benefit Plan Section 8

1-800-268-1154

www.health.gov.on.ca

For costs associated with drug costs not on the ODB Formulary (excluding those on Special Drug Plan)

Contact your oncologist for a written request

Ontario Trillium Drug Plan

1-800-575-5386

www.health.gov.on.ca

For those who are eligible, offers co-payment option for drug costs.

Contact your pharmacist for information

Wigs, Turbans and Hair Styling

All Hair Alternatives Studio

613-536-0180 or 1-888-331-9928

1334 Princess St, Kingston K7M 3E2

www.aha-studio.com

Offers a wide selection of wigs, hair pieces (synthetic and human hair which could also be custom made), hats and head coverings, accessories and natural hair care products.

Also provides I Grow unit to use at home. 

Professional wig consultants.  Privacy and confidentiality assured.

Home and hospital visits available.  Free wig and turban bank on site.

Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop

613-549-6666 Ext 4237

76 Stuart St, Kingston K7L 5P9

Offers turbans and headscarves

Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Hair Care

613-549-6666 Ext 4235

76 Stuart St, Kingston K7L 5P9

Hospital visits available

Store open on Thursdays and Fridays

Reconditioned wigs are available for a $30.00 donation              

Also offers donated crocheted hats free of charge

Canadian Cancer Society   496 Days Rd, Kingston 613-384-2631

Offers free wigs on loan for cancer patients

Prostheses, Bras, Swimwear and Lymphedema Garments

Bea’s Mastectomy Boutique

613-547-3262   Fax 613-536-0182

1334 Princess St Kingston K7M 3E2

Fitting of breast prostheses including custom made. 

Wide selection of bras for all types of use & lifestyle, mastectomy swimwear,

nightwear, daywear and post-op garments.

Lympha-press pump for home use.  ADP approved vendor and professional fitters.

Private rooms.  Home and hospital visits available.

Free new and nearly new bras, breast prostheses and swimwear bank on site.

Active Orthopedic Solutions

613-530-2233 / 613-544-4900 ext 53595 (2nd location)

info@active-ortho.ca      www.active-ortho.ca

1469 Princess St, Suite 4, Kingston K7M 3E9 / Providence Care Hosp, 752 King St W (2nd location)

ADP authorizers, certified fitters and authorized ADP vendors on site for lymphedema garments

Medical Arts Pharmacy Home Health Care Centre

613-549-3300 Ext 47

101A-800 Princess St, Kingston K7L 5E4

Certified fitter on staff.  House calls available

Fitting and ordering of prostheses

Wide selection of mastectomy bras, can also order mastectomy swimwear

Offers cotton camisoles for soft prostheses

Shopper’s Wellwise Home Health Care

613-531-4104

1011 Princess St, Kingston K7L 1H3

Fitting and ordering of bras

Fitting and ordering of compression sleeves for lymphedema

Sand ‘n Sea

613-354-3545

www.sandnseaboutique.ca

3 Dundas St W, Napanee K7R 1Z3

Contact: Ellen Johnson

Offers mastectomy swimwear and bras

Milady’s Lace

613-308-9499

9B Dundas St, E, Napanee K7R 1H5

Offers mastectomy bras, prostheses and swim forms

Can also sew pockets into bras to take prostheses

Janac

1-866-290-0821 (toll free)

info@janacmastectomywear.com       www.janacmastectomywear.com

Offers prostheses, sports/leisure bras, mastectomy wear and the “Been a Boob”. Order online

Lymphedivas

1-866-411-3482   Pittsfield, MA

info@lymphedivas.com    www.lymphedivas.com

Order online for semi-custom fitted lymphedema sleeves and gloves

Lymphediva products are also available through:

www.lymphedemaproducts.com  and www.brightlifedirect.com

AREOLA RE-PIGMENTATION

Ink-Tegrity Tattoo Studios    613-541-1113

83 Aberfoyle Rd, Unit 2, Kingston K7M 7B5

www.ink-tegrity.com

Offers areola and scar re-pigmentation for those who have had breast surgery or reconstruction

Certified Lymphedema Therapists

For Combined Decongestive Therapy and/or Manual Lymphatic Drainage  

The Midtown Clinic & Lymphedema Kingston  

613-542-5558     919 Sydenham Rd (Side entrance) 

Genene Maurice, RMT, CDT and Hope Campbell, RMT, CDT

Registered Massage Therapists, Certified Lymphatic Drainage

Offers combined decongestive therapy including manual lymphatic drainage (Vodder method)

Offers Therapeutic nightwear and extremity pumps

Genene is also a certified fitter and ADP authorized vendor for custom compression garments

www.themidtownclinic.ca         www.lymphedemakingston.ca

Carolyn Cormier

613-634-2378        Best Health Physio, 2-1329 Gardiners Rd, Kingston

Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, ADP Authorizer

Marguerite Daubney    Best Health Physio

ADP Authorizer for compression garments.  Call for consultation appointment.

Jennifer Phillips

613- 340-0306      2131 Parkedale Ave, Unit 5, Brockville

Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, ADP Authorizer

Beth Stinson

613-354-6474    14 Edgewood Drive, Napanee

Call for information or to book an appointment

Offers manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema

Mesothelioma

https://mesothelioma.net

We provide the latest info on cancer research as well as free resources for victims of mesothelioma.

Call 1-800-692-8608

The Resources listed in this document are compiled by Breast Cancer Action Kingston.  They are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change and are provided for information only. 

Breast Cancer Action Kingston is unable to endorse specific companies/businesses to our membership.

We feel it is up to individuals to make educated decisions regarding services or products available in our community.  

We use our mailing list strictly for information and communication that pertains to Breast Cancer Action Kingston.  

Updated August 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Breast Cancer Action Kingston

Office Hours:  Tuesday – Friday 12:00 - 4:00

110-650 Dalton Ave, Kingston, ON
Telephone: 613.531.7912
Registered Charity# 890567241RR0001

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