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New links

  • Canadian Collaboration on Breast Reconstruction is a patient information website on breast reconstruction developed with the help of Canadian physicians from coast to coast involved in your breast cancer care and reconstruction.
  • Breast Cancer Wellness magazine Our mission is to support survivors to be THRIVERS. Our vision is for patients and survivors to move beyond the diagnosis of breast cancer and to live their life with renewed joy, passion and purpose.
  • Canadian Partnership Against Cancer  is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy.

Support groups in Ottawa

  • BCA Support Group, meets second Wednesday of every month.
  • BCA Ottawa peer support
  • Babes4Breasts Head Start Program helps newly diagnosed women feel less lonely and confused,  and better prepared for what lies ahead.
  • Willow Breast and Hereditary Cancer Support provides free support, insight, and information to anyone affected by breast cancer or hereditary cancer, to ensure that no one has to face it alone.
  • Look Good, Feel Better is a program running workshops that are supportive, informative, and full of easy, inspiring strategies for managing the effects cancer and its treatments can have on your appearance.
  • The Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre offers access to a valuable network of support groups for cancer patients and their families.
  • Golden Graphics Support Groups are offered monthly in Kanata and Arnprior, and a wide range of resources are also offered on their website.
  • Victorian Order of Nurses operate a local branch offering home care, personal support and community services to those suffering from illness or disease.
  • Maplesoft Centre helps to address the emotional, physical, spiritual, informational and psychological needs of cancer survivors and their families.
  • Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre is an integrative cancer care and research centre established to improve the quality of life for those touched by cancer, through clinical practice, research and education.
  • The Women’s Breast Health Centre is a comprehensive breast centre that offers expertise in breast imaging, biopsy, diagnosis, risk assessment, surgical planning and psychosocial support for patients and their families.
  • Stepping Stones is a 6-week support group for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. For more information, contact Linda Corsini (613-798-5555 ext. 16563, or hmacphail@ottawahospital.on.ca).

Breast cancer resources

  • The Breast Cancer Navigation Map is a step-by-step map designed to help those diagnosed with breast cancer in understanding and absorbing an overwhelming amount of information. It can be used to help in decision-making processes, in order to create a treatment plan as individual as you are.
  • The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national organization dedicated to raising awareness and mobilizing action on breast cancer, by investing in vital research, education and health promotion programs. Through this, they aim to reduce the number of people diagnosed, reduce mortality for those who develop the disease, and improve quality of life for those affected.
  • National Institutes of Health coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs addressing the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer, as well as rehabilitation and continuing care.
  • Kidscope helps parents deal with the effects  that their cancer diagnosis and treatment can have on their children.
  • O’Reilly Breast Cancer Centre offers a resource centre with a wide range of articles relating to Breast Cancer.
  • Cancer News on the Net is a database dedicated to bringing cancer patients and their families the latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Links provides a network of resources aimed at helping to prevent and treat inflammatory breast cancer.
  • Educare Inc. Breast Health and Breast Cancer Network is a network dedicated to providing educational materials for patients and health-care providers, as well as training for health-care professionals.
  • National Breast Cancer Coalition is an educational resource, specializing in providing dynamic tools and materials to help advocate their goal of ending breast cancer by the year 2020.
  • The Mayo Clinic is a site operated by one of the worlds top hospital, offering the latest in information and developments, as well as expert blogs.
  • Oncology Interactive is a program that allows patients to fully engage in their treatment through a person-centered, virtual navigation and patient empowerment intervention.
  • Dr. Susan Love’s Research Foundation is an organization conducting research focused on finding the cause of breast cancer and preventing it.
  • Breast Fest, located in Toronto, is the world’s first and only film & arts festival dedicated to breast cancer awareness and education, using film and arts to inspire dialogue, facilitate learning and foster community.
  • RETHINK is an organization whose mission is to continuously pioneer cutting-edge breast cancer education, support and research that speak fearlessly to the unique needs of young women.
  • The New England Journal of Medicine is an academic journal that covers a wide variety of topics that pertain to breast cancer, including topics such as gene sequencing and the predication of breast cancer risk, curating the way to better determinants of genetic risk, and more.

Cancer care & screening

  • Ottawa Hospital Cancer Program – a comprehensive cancer care program serving the population from Deep River to Hawkesbury and down to Cornwall.
  • Cancer Care Ontario’s Breast Cancer Practice Guidelines – a program which uses evidence-based guidance documents in partnership with clinical experts in all major cancer disease departments and across all clinical programs and modalities.
  • Ontario Breast Screening Program – a province-wide, organized breast screening program serving two groups of women (50-74 years of age at average risk and with mammography every two years, as well as women 30-69 years of age at high risk and with annual mammography and breast MRI screening).
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal – a peer-reviewed medical journal publishing original clinical research, commentary, analysis and review of clinical topics, health news, practice updates and editorials.
  • Women’s Breast Screening Program – operating at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, runs a mammography program to help identify cysts, calcifications, and tumors within the breast.
  • Merivale Medical Imaging – a modern diagnostic imaging centre serving the greater Ottawa area, offering a variety of outpatient imaging services to help you and your doctor in making the best possible choices regarding your health.
  • Preventative Health Breast Cancer Screening – a list of local hospitals offering breast screening for early detection of breast cancer, information on breast health and self-examination, and physical breast examinations and mammograms.


  • Lymphovenous Association of Ontario – an organization working to improve access to quality lymphedema information, resources and services across Ontario and beyond.
  • National Lymphedema Network – a database of papers regarding risk reduction, exercise, breast cancer-related lymphedema, treatment and diagnosis of lymphedema, and the training of lymphedema therapists. This network includes FAQs, educational videos, and fundraising information.

General Health

  • Dean Ornish on healing (TED – Ideas worth spreading). In this video Dean talks about simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body’s natural desire to heal itself.
  • Ananda Shankar Jayant fights cancer with dance (TED – Ideas worth spreading). Video of renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it.


  • Haley Rehab
    •  1902 Robertson Road Suite 200A, Ottawa, ON
    • Phone: (613) 422-5061
    • Email: admin@haleyrehab.ca
    • Website: http://haleyrehab.ca
    • Clinic Hours
      • Monday:           7:30 am – 3:30 pm
      • Tuesday:          8:00 am – 8:00 pm
      • Wednesday:   7:30 am – 3:30 pm
      • Thursday:        8:00 am – 7:00 pm
      • Friday:              7:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Beth Hoag – Physiotherapist
  • Killens Ried Physiotherapy Clinic

Environmental links

Survivors links

Mastectomy Stores Information

  • Kelly’s Mastectomy Boutique
    • 1747A St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
    • Phone: (613) 248-8989
    • Toll Free: 1-866-535-5972
    • Website: http://kellysboutique.ca/
    • Hours
      • Monday – Friday:   9 am – 5 pm
      • Saturday:                 10 am – 2 pm
      • Sunday:                     CLOSED
    • Clinics and Information by Appointment Only
      • Arnprior – Third Saturday of the month, at Audrey’s in town, 132 John St. North
      • Cornwall – Second Thursday of the month, at the Cornwall Community Hospital, 840 McConnell Ave (Third floor)
      • Smiths Falls – Last Monday of the month, at Michele’s Doorway to Splendour, 10 Beckwith St. South
  • Marianne’s Boutique
    • Westgate Shopping Centre
    • 1309 Carling Ave. W, Ottawa, ON
    • Phone: (613) 722-6614
    • Toll Free: 1-877-210-1090
    • Email: fashion@mariannesboutique.ca
    • Website: http://www.mariannesboutique.ca
    • Hours
      • Monday – Wednesday:  9:30 am – 6:00 pm
      • Thursday – Friday:          9:30 am – 9:00 pm
      • Saturday:                            9:30 am – 6:00 pm
      • Sunday:                               CLOSED
  • Look Beyond Mastectomy Boutique
    • The Bell Mews Plaza
    • 11-2039 Robertson Road, Ottawa, ON
    • Phone: (613) 422-4331
    • Email: lookbeyondboutique@outlook.com
    • Website: https://www.lookbeyond.ca/
    • Hours
      • Monday:                     CLOSED
      • Tuesday – Friday:    10:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • Saturday:                   10:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Sunday:                       CLOSED
  • Hudson’s Bay (Second Level)
    • Bayshore Shopping Centre
    • 100 Bayshore Drive, Ottawa, ON
    • Phone: (613) 596-9810
    • Hours
      • Monday – Friday:    9:00 am – 9:00 pm
      • Saturday:                   10:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • Sunday:                       CLOSED
  • Lorraine’s: Your Breast Care Studio and More

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