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Community Support Groups

In honour of Ninon Bourque

Support Groups in Ottawa

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Adult Brain Tumour Support Group : A monthly support group for people with brain tumours as well as their families. Group is held at The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive. For further information please call 1-800-265-5106.

Bladder Cancer Support Group: Monthly support group meetings are held in Ottawa at The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y9. For more information or to confirm meeting dates send an email to Snookie at or call, 613-241-2426 or 613-863-0212.

Breast Cancer Action: Services offered include: peer support program, pre-operative sessions in conjunction with The Ottawa Hospital Breast Health Centre, lymphedema education, fitness classes, book club and dragon boat team. To register or for more information, call: 613-736-5921

Cancer Support Network – Hosted by Carefor Health & Community Services and provides cancer patients & their families with information, education, resources and support.  One-to-one support and monthly support groups are available.  For more information contact Susan at 1-800-267-1741ext. 4225.

Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Tumour Society: Support group for patients diagnosed with a carcinoid endocrine tumour. Meetings held every other month at the Maycourt Hospice, 114 Cameron Street at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact: Sherry O'Grady/Fox 613-762-2421.

Colorectal Cancer Canada – Ottawa Support Group: The group provides peer support and information to those living with colorectal cancer, their families, friends and caregivers. Monthly meetings are held at The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s MapleSoft Centre, 1500 Alta Vista Drive. For more information please contact Kim Anne de Champlain at 819-682-2375 ( or Robert Hamilton at 613-325-2400 (

Kanata & District Breast Cancer Support Group : A support group for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Meetings held at Mlacak Center Hall D, 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata. For more information contact Judy Lees (613) 592-1929 or

Kemptville Cancer Support Group:  Support group for people living in and around the Kemptville area.  Group runs the 3rd Monday of each month at St John’s United Church on Prescott Street.  Contact: Ellen Vibert-Miller @ 613-258-7778 or

Kidney Cancer Canada : To provide information and support for patients living with kidney cancer. Meetings are available via live webcasts.

Leukemia Association of Ottawa : Monthly support group for leukemia patients and their families, caregivers. Meetings held at the Riverside United Church, 3191 Riverside Dr.  For more information contact: (613)-821-4656 or e-mail

Lymphoma Support Group of Ottawa : For lymphoma patients, their families and friends, to share experiences and learn from others. Meetings held at The Hospice at Maycourt, the River Room, 114 Cameron Street, Ottawa. For further information, please call 613-232-7795 or 613-241-7141.

Lymphomaniacs : This group has been started with the intent to connect young adults with Lymphoma though quarterly socials, & on the web by offering a venue for people to connect. 140 Slater Street, The ARC, Upper Lobby. For more information and / or to register, contact

Men with Cancer: Offering men diagnosed with cancer a place to meet, exchange and support each other to better cope with their lives, one day at a time.  Support group meets every Tuesday, 1:30-3:00 at Centre Carmen, 253 Bellehumeur St, Gatineau.  For more information contact: Robert: 613-267-7045, Ubald, 613-858-8568 or Yvan, 613-830-5204

Multiple Myeloma Support Group of Ottawa-Gatineau : Provides support and information to newly diagnosed patients and those living with Multiple Myeloma, as well as their families. Meetings held at The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive Ottawa ON K1G 3Y9.  For more information contact Jean Shepherd at (613) 726-2912  or by email at or Robin Sully at (613) 622-5461 or by email at

Nu-Voice Club of Ottawa : A support/information group for individuals who have undergone a total laryngectomy (removal of voice box), and their families. Support group held at The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.  For more information contact Leslie Sheperd (613) 826-4672 or by email at

Ottawa Ostomy Support Group : A support group for people who have or will have intestinal or urinary tract diversions and their families and caregivers. Meetings held at Park Place Retirement Residence, 120 Central Park Dr, Ottawa, ON K2C 4G3. For further information please contact 613-447-0361.

Gyne Gals: A peer-based support group for women living with gynecological cancer in Ottawa-Gatineau. Meetings held at The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive.  For more information email .

Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa : Newly diagnosed patients are welcome to an information session at 6:30 p.m. Formal meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Meetings held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall, 930 Watson Avenue, Ottawa,. Access to the hall from the entrance in the parking lot at the back of the church. For more information please call 613-828-0762 or e-mail