Thursday, March 21st, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. Feature event: the Sharing Circle and a Partner Sharing Circle.
In March we are holding a Sharing Circle in which participants can can share with others as much or as little information about their situation as they are comfortable. We have found this to be a very effective way for members to link up with other members for further discussion about treatment experiences.
We are also going to try something new: a Partner Sharing Circle in which women can have a separate discussion. Attendance is entirely voluntary Michelle Faber, our Board Secretary, will lead the Partner Circle in a separate room.
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!
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 and turn left onto St. Stephen’s Street.
The entrance and parking is located 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.
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.
Providing a environment where those going through prostate cancer can feel comfortable is of utmost concern to us.
Although the ‘Sharing Circle’ is meant for both men and their partner, we realize that discussing treatment and issues such as erectile dysfunction or incontinence can be uncomfortable; as such, we sometimes have separate discussion areas for men and women during circle conversations. This is meant to benefit partners who can get real-life insight and suggestions from others who have been through the prostate cancer journey with their partners.
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Walnut, Winter 2019
The Walnut is the official newsletter for PCCN Ottawa, currently published approximately four times a year.
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