Next meeting: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

This meeting will focus on the work the organization has been doing in developing a Strategic Plan. Special guest will be Jenny Mitchell a professional consultant who was hired to do research and conduct a survey of members in order to come up with a plan that ensures the organization’s success and continued sustainability. This is a very important meeting and all members are encouraged to attend.

Join Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa every month!

PCCNO holds monthly meetings, normally on the third Thursday of each month (except for July and August).

Our monthly meetings are dedicated to providing information, fellowship and support to all who have been touched by prostate cancer.

Come join us anytime—we hope to see you soon!

Convenient location

Come join us at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 930 Watson Street in Ottawa. Simply follow the Queensway to the Pinecrest Exit, proceed north past the traffic lights to St. Stephen’s Street on the left.

Free parking

Parking is available at the rear of the church.

All are welcome

Open to prostate cancer survivors, spouses/partners and family members. Some men bring their partners to meetings, especially at the beginning of their prostate diagnosis journey.

Free admission

While we do not charge for meetings, please bring one or more items of non-perishable food to the St. Stephen’s Food Bank.

What do we talk about?

Each meeting includes presentations on prostate cancer topics, as well as a chance to meet and chat with other prostate cancer patients, survivors and family members.

General meeting outline

6:15 p.m. Members and guests arrive. Coffee and light snacks.

6:30 p.m. An informal chance to chat and ask questions. New members will be given a brief introduction to what PCCNO is and what we do; and can complete a membership form if they choose (please note: PCCNO’s services are available to anyone, even those who do not wish to provide their details and contact information).

7:15 p.m. PCCN Ottawa business.

7:30 p.m. Monthly feature—often includes a speaker and a presentation.

Sharing circles

The comfort of prostate survivors is of utmost concern to us.

Discussing erectile dysfunction can be uncomfortable—and so, we often separate the men and women during circle conversations. This is also of benefit to the women, who can get real-life suggestions from other women who have been through the prostate cancer journey with their partners.

Literature Showcase

Our Literature Showcase is available at each meeting. It contains reading material from reliable sources on all aspects of the prostate including therapies and treatments for prostate cancer. Information in the Literature Showcase is free to all members and guests. We encourage you to take copies home to family and friends.


Let’s get together

One of the best parts of being part of PCCN Ottawa is getting together with other prostate cancer patients, survivors and supporters.

We have two annual social events: a BBQ in June for members, and a Christmas party every December (stay tuned for more information about each event as the time draws near!)

But that’s not all…

Coffee breaks

Want to meet with prostate cancer patients and survivors in-between monthly meetings?

Sometimes, a few Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa (PCCN Ottawa) members get together for morning coffee in Ottawa.

To learn more about upcoming coffee meets in your neighbourhood, contact info@pccnottawa.ca.

The Walnut, November 2018

The Walnut, November 2018

The Walnut is the official newsletter for PCCN Ottawa, currently published approximately four times a year.

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