In addition to our Peer Support Service, the Canadian Cancer Society PEI Division offers one-to-one, in-person support to women with breast cancer through our Reach to Recovery program.
Women who have had breast cancer are available to visit women who have recently been diagnosed and to share their experience and provide hope. When volunteers visit, they will provide a kit containing:
• informative pamphlets and booklets
• a temporary prosthesis
• props to assist with post-surgery exercises
• information about community resources
• a locally knitted Wrap of Love
To request a Reach to Recovery visit, contact the Canadian Cancer Society PEI Division:
In addition to our peer support programs, self-help groups in the community offer emotional and social support as well as practical help and guidance.
Find out more about these peer support programs using our Community Services Locator.
The PEI Division of the Society has partnered with community volunteers to help promote, educate, and support those living with cancer. The ambassador is a volunteer in various communities throughout Prince Edward Island. The goal of the ambassador is help direct those living with, caring for, or knowing someone on a cancer journey access the services they need by referring them to a CCS program.
If you would like to contact a volunteer in your community, our current ambassadors are listed below:
Bill & Alice McDonald- 902-854-2036
Carol Anne Gaudette- 902-882-2176
Eleanor Perry- 902-882-3895
Della Sweet- 902-859-3657