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

Find a breast cancer support group in your community by selecting your province and city from the drop down box below. The groups vary with respect to who they are open to: some are for all people who have had cancer, and others for those diagnosed with a genetic mutation. Please see each listing for more details.

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Abbotsford

  • Women with Cancer – Abbotsford*

    Support group for women with cancer.

    For more information please contact:

    • 604-705-0630

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:

Surrey

  • Breast Cancer Peer Support Group*

    Support group open to women who are facing or have faced breast cancer. Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday each month, excluding stat holidays, from 7:00 – 9:00PM at the Crescent Gardens Retirement Community, Multipurpose Room, 1222 King George Boulevard.

    For more information please contact:

Van Anda Island

  • Texada Breast Cancer Support*

    For more information please contact:

    • Joan 604-486-7790

Vancouver

  • North Shore Women’s Cancer Support Group

    The group is open to all women on the North Shore dealing with cancer.  It meets from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver. Cost is by coin donation.

  • 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 Greater Moncton Breast Cancer Support Group*

    Support group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month (except June, July and August) at 7:00 pm at the YMCA, 30 War Veterans Avenue.

    For more information please contact:

    • Odette 506.532.1071

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

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

Corner Brook

  • Breast Friends Breast Cancer Support Group *

    We hope to encourage, empower and share our experience with breast cancer. Group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm at the Women’s Centre,  2 Carmen Ave.

    For more information please contact:

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

Truro

  • Hope Chest Breast Cancer Support Group *

    Support group for women with breast cancer. Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month (except July & August) from 7 to 9 pm at the Truro Police Station, 776 Prince St.

    For more information please contact:

    • Annette 902-673-2762
    • Norma 902 -895-8952

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


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Arnprior

  • Arnprior & District Breast Cancer Support Group

    Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm at the Arnprior Public Library, 21 Madawaska Street

    For more information please contact:

    • 613-623-7455

Bolton

  • Caledon Breast Cancer Foundation Support Group

    Support group for women who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer  or have had breast cancer. Caregivers are welcome. Group meets once a month, usually 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 7 p.m – 9 p.m. Meets at 4 Queen Street North, Second Floor #202, (above Millenotte Lingerie) – Main intersection Hwy #50 and King St.

    For more information please contact:

    • Rosa 905-857-4068

Bracebridge

  • Bracebridge Breast Cancer Support Group

    Group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at Bracebridge United Church, 46 Dominion St., Bracebridge

    For more information please contact:

    • Marilyn 705-646-1259

Brampton

  • WOWS!  Women Offering Women Support

    Support Group for any woman who has had a breast cancer or other cancer diagnosis. Meetings are held monthly from September to June at Fortino’s Brisdale, 35 Worthington Ave., Brampton.

    For more information please contact:

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

Collingwood

  • Northern Lights Women’s Cancer Support

    Support group for women with breast or gynecological cancer, or at high risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer . Group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, 459 Hume Street.

     

    For more information please contact:

Cornwall

  • Carefor Women’s Cancer Peer Support Group

    Every 2nd Tuesday – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  at 205 Amelia St., Cornwall, ON

    For more information please contact:

    • 613-932-3451

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 Saint Andrews Avenue.

    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

Hamilton

  • Breast Cancer Support – The First Two Years

    This is a group of people who meet to assist and support each other, from diagnosis through treatment with the focus being on the first two years.  Meetings take place at Wellwood, 501 Sanatorium Rd., Hamilton . To participate in the series of 8-10 weekly meetings , pre-registration is required by contacting Wellwood.

    For more information please contact:

Huntsville

  • Huntsville Breast Cancer Support Group

    Support group for women with breast cancer. Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7 – 9 pm (no meetings in December, July, or August). Meetings are held at Chartwell Muskoka Traditions retirement residence ( 2nd floor meeting room), 16 Legacy Lane.

    For more information please contact:

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:

    • Penny 807-466-2947
    • 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
  • Hereditary Cancer Hub

    Support group which provides emotional support to families and individuals who are at risk of developing cancer due to inherited factors. Meets the first Thursday of every second month at the Wellspring office in the YMCA downtown London.

    For more information please contact:

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:

Newmarket

  • Women in Strength

    Support group for women who have been affected by breast cancer. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at 110 Pony Drive, Unit 13a – Newmarket, ON

    For more information please contact:

Oakville

  • Triple S Babes 

    Support group for all women who have been diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Group meets once a month, usually every 3rd Sunday, 2-4 pm at Wellspring Birmingham-Gilgan House, 2545 Sixth Line, Oakville.

    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 7-9 pm at 1500 Alta Vista Dr.

    For more information please contact:

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

Sarnia

  • Sarnia-Lambton Breast Cancer Support Group

    Meets the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8pm at 420 East Street North, Sarnia (back entrance) at the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

    For more information please contact:

    • Lori 519-337-8700

Sault Ste. Marie

  • Algoma Breast Cancer Support Group *

    This group meets 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie.  Open to any person with a breast cancer diagnosis.

    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:

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


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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 Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in Regina, SK

    For more information please contact:

Saskatoon

  • Breast Cancer Support Saskatoon

    A peer-led support group to provide people with a breast cancer diagnosis an opportunity to connect and share with each other. Meets the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Edwards Family Centre, 333 4th Avenue North.

    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.