Saskatchewan Breast Cancer Connect

Support Groups

What happens in a Support Group?

In a support group, you'll find people with problems similar to yours. Members of a support group usually share their personal experiences and offer one another emotional comfort and moral support. They may also offer practical tips to help you cope with your situation.

Why would I go to a Support Group?

Benefits of participating in support groups may include:

  • Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment and control
  • Improving your coping skills and sense of adjustment
  • Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
  • Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
  • Developing a clearer understanding of what to expect with your situation
  • Getting practical advice or information about treatment options
  • Comparing notes about resources, such as doctors and alternative options

 

How can I find the right Support Group for me?

Several in-person and online support groups available in Saskatchewan are included below. Additional groups are available through the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. 

In-Person Support Groups

  • Breast Cancer Support Saskatoon (Saskatoon)

    Breast Cancer Support Saskatoon is a peer led support group to provide people with a breast cancer diagnosis an opportunity to connect and share with each other. All of the support group facilitators have received a breast cancer diagnosis. We understand what you are going through. The support group welcomes anyone who has received a breast cancer diagnosis.

    For more information please contact :
    E-mail contact@breastcancersupportsaskatoon.com

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  • The Pink Earth Angels Breast Cancer Support Group (Regina)

    The purpose of this group is to support women living with a breast cancer diagnosis. We are here to create a network by sharing our stories, information and coping strategies. By giving and receiving support, we will discover strength, hope and comfort in the company of each other as many of us have experienced that same journey.

    For more information please contact :
    E-mail Tracy at thepinkearthangels@yahoo.ca Or Phone 306-766-8600

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  • InPower (Regina)

    Empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, inspired by community.  Session topics focus on the unique needs of younger women with breast cancer, however ladies of any age are welcome if the topic is of interest. 

    For more information please contact :
    E-mail InPower2 at inpowerregina@gmail.ca

  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer Support Group (Regina)

    A diverse group of women diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer who provide on-going support to each other by: sharing information, learning from each other, expressing thoughts/feelings, creating friendships, socializing, celebrating milestones and having fun. Facilitates monthly support group meetings for Regina and area women who have been diagnosed with a more aggressive type of breast cancer called ‘‘Triple Negative’’ and are seeking guidance, education, comfort, encouragement and hope from others with a similar prognosis.

    For more information please contact :
    E-mail Kerry at kj.powell@sasktel.net Or Phone 306-533-2856

    Website
  • Sharing The Journey Cancer Support Group (Weyburn)

    The 'Sharing The Journey Cancer Support Group' meets monthly to give and receive support for all women in Weyburn and area 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 :
    E-mail Sharing the Journey at sharingthejourney@sasktel.net

  • Healing Through Relaxation (Saskatoon)

    Healing Through Relaxation, designed for cancer patients and survivors. Meetings include information sharing, discussion, and relaxation exercises. Unlike other agencies, HOPE's moderators are cancer survivors themselves - and they will go above and beyond to meet you in person, whenever you need to talk.

    For more information please contact :
    E-mail Hope Cancer Help Centre at hopesaskatoon@sasktel.net Or Phone 306-955-4673

    Website
  • Women's Metastatic Cancer Support Group (Saskatoon)

    Provided by Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month from 1:00-2:30 pm at the Cancer Patient Lodge (1036 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK). Registration required. 

    For more information please contact :
    Phone Colleen at 306-655-6359

Online / Telephone Support

  • Canadian Cancer Society

    Peer Support Service connects people living with cancer with trained volunteers who listen, provide hope, offer encouragement and share ideas for coping – all from their unique perspective as someone who’s been there.

    For more information please contact :
    E-mail Office at info@cis.cancer.ca Or Phone 1-888-939-3333

  • Cancer Connection

    Our online community is a place where people facing cancer and their loved ones can share experiences and build relationships to help them through their cancer journey. CancerConnection.ca thrives on your participation. As a member of the community, stay involved, start discussions and respond to what others have written. Add pictures, start a personal journal and seek new friends.

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  • Inspire

    Inspire was created with the belief that patients and caregivers need a safe and secure place to support and connect with one another. The goal of the advanced breast cancer community is to fulfill the needs of those living with advanced (metastatic) breast cancer by providing useful information and resources collected from leading advocacy organizations.

    We are proud to host the Count Us, Know Us, Join Us program, which recognizes those living with advanced breast cancer, their caregivers, and supporters in an effort to bring much-needed awareness to this disease and its community.

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  • SHARE Cancer Support

    SHARE Cancer Support is the leading ovarian and breast cancer organization, offering support for women with breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

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  • Willow

    Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support was founded in 1994 as a national, not-for-profit organization. Willow provides free-of-cost support, insight and information to anyone affected by breast cancer or hereditary cancer. The highly informed and compassionate members of the Support Team provide personalized service to all of Willow’s clients. Call toll free from anywhere in Canada.

    For more information please contact :
    E-mail Support Team at support@willow.org Or Phone 1.888.778.3100

    Website