Peer Support Program


thumb-315x170Have you been diagnosed with Breast Cancer?

We are here for you!

The Peer Support Program can help you by:

– Matching you one-on-one with a survivor who had a similar diagnosis and personal history

– Providing emotional support and guidance

– Answering questions from the perspective of someone who’s been there

About this program:

Breast Cancer Action is pleased to offer a one-on-one peer support experience to all those diagnosed with breast cancer, free of charge.

A representative of Breast Cancer Action, who is also a breast cancer survivor, is available to speak (either in person or via telephone) with anyone who expresses an interest in communicating with a woman who is willing to openly discuss her own experiences as a patient. This person is called a Peer Support Volunteer.

A match between a Peer Support Volunteer and a newly diagnosed individual is based on not only age, but also on similiar diagnosis and language. A Peer Support Volunteer provides emotional and moral support in a confidential, understanding manner designed to provide positive interaction. Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients will also learn of the various programs, services and resources available at Breast Cancer Action – many of which provide another level of moral support through informal support structures.

Anyone interested in establishing a match through the Peer Support Program is encouraged to contact Breast Cancer Action direct at  info@bcaott.ca or 613-736-5921 . (Please note, all calls are confidential.)


BCA Support Group

Because no one should face it alone!

support groupJoining our support group will offer you:

-The chance to share your experience in a safe and comfortable environment, with other women who have faced a similar diagnosis

-An opportunity to learn about the breast cancer journey from other women

-An open & supportive community environment

-Emotional support & guidance

 

About this program:

Breast Cancer Action offers a support group on the second Wednesday of every month, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, and the last Wednesday of the month, 10:00am to 11:30 am at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive.(aka Maplesoft Centre) See our calendar for dates.

These groups will be facilitated by a trained peer supporter and breast cancer survivor. You will be able to share your experiences, ask questions, and know that you are being heard and that there is always someone who can relate to your journey. All women diagnosed with breast cancer are welcome at these meetings, whether you are newly diagnosed, mid- or post-treatment.

Anyone interested in attending a meeting for this group is encouraged to contact Breast Cancer Action’s support group facilitator at support@bcaott.ca, or call Breast Cancer Action directly at 613-736-5921. All calls are confidential.