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Finding support groups

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are suspending all CCS support groups until further notice.

The Canadian Cancer Society Newfoundland and Labrador Division offers adult support groups for people living with cancer in many communities across our province. Trained volunteers lead educational and informal discussions to help people who have cancer and their caregivers. The types of groups available in each area may vary.

Currently, we have groups operating in: 

Eastern Region
Call toll-free 1-888-753-6520 for more information.

Central Region

Call toll-free 1-866-545-9534 for more information.

Western Region
Call toll-free 1-866-545-9533 for more information.

We also work closely with external organizations that offer support groups for specific cancers.

  • Prostate cancer support

    The Prostate Cancer Support Group of Newfoundland and Labrador offers support for men living with prostate cancer.

    Visit their website to find a meeting near you.

  • Breast cancer support

    You do not have to face the challenges of breast cancer alone. Throughout Newfoundland and Labrador there are many services available, such as peer support programs and support groups, to connect you with women who have been through a similar experience.

    Contact the Cancer Information Service by email or 1-888-939-3333 to find breast cancer support resources.

  • Look Good Feel Better

    Look Good Feel Better is a free, 2-hour, hands-on workshop where women whose appearance has been affected by cancer and cancer treatment learn how to look and feel a little more like themselves again. Guided by experts through our Signature Steps, they master simple cosmetic techniques, explore hair alternatives and learn about cosmetic hygiene and nail and skin care.

    Look Good Feel Better brings together women with cancer in a safe and supportive environment where they can share stories, insights, laughter and sometimes tears.

    For information on a Look Good Feel Better program in your area, contact your local Society office.



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