Support Groups

Survivor Facilitated Support Groups

Regular Support Group:

Our facilitators are breast cancer survivors who volunteer their time once a month to allow women who have been affected by the breast cancer journey to come together in a secure and safe environment to talk about their situations and concerns.

 

Our volunteer facilitators are: Sylvia Porter, Carolyn Barnett, Barb O’Neill, Joy Nielsen and Judith Hudson. Many times the women leave the group, having made new friends and with a feeling of relief, knowing they are not going through this journey alone. The exchanging of information between these women makes this group important for all. We are a group of kindred spirits who appreciate being able to share the same journey. Those who attend gain confidence that there IS life after breast cancer.

This group meets the third Wednesday of each month at the BCAK office from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group (aka TaTa Sisterhood of YGK)

It can be comforting to spend time with others who have gone through some of the same things you are going through.  This support group of young breast cancer survivors (no age restrictions but with a targeted age group if 20 - 40 years) offers encouragement and sharing of ideas, all from the unique perspective of someone who has been there. 

This is a new support group; at the initial meeting in April there were 15 participants and we see between ten and fifteen survivors each month. 

 

We meet the last Monday of every month at BCAK offices from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

 

Childcare and transportation are available. 

 

For more information, email:  email.bcak@gmail.com

  • Women at all stages of breast cancer are welcome to attend our support groups; before treatment, during treatment and/or several years beyond diagnosis.

 

  • These groups are led by trained facilitators who are breast cancer survivors. One-on-one conversation as well as group discussion is available.  Resource information is also accessible.

 

  • Members of BCAK do not give medical advice

 

  • All discussion groups are confidential.  Our groups offer support and understanding in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Group members have the opportunity to share information and concerns with each other in a sympathetic manner.

 

If you are interested in attending one of our group sessions, please, contact the BCAK office.

We will, upon request, set up a telephone support call.  This is to help those outside the City who cannot easily commute to BCAK.  Call the BCAK office for further information.

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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