Next meeting: Important Message From PCCNO Board of Directors

Due to the coronovirus pandemic PCCN Ottawa has suspended all in-person meetings. As you know our March monthly meeting was cancelled and future monthly meetings are very uncertain.

Despite this loss of contact we wish to advise that important functions of our organization are up and running. Directors of the Board are in constant contact with each other. Our online and telephone support to members and the newly diagnosed is active. We recently added new capacity to our peer support function. We have a full time coordinator and a peer support team. We can respond quickly to requests for support. Our email address:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  is constantly monitored as is our telephone answering system - 613-828-0762. Either way we will get back to you quickly. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns that we may be able to answer or follow up on. We expect for the next while hospital services will be different and some changes might be experienced. We hope thiese circumstances will not be too disruptive.

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 and turn left onto St. Stephen’s Street. 

Free parking

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.

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

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.

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. These meetings occur at:

  • Billings Bridge (first Monday of the month, 10:00AM in the McDonalds outside the mall at Billings Bridge) and at
  • Carlingwood Mall (2nd Monday of the month at the Carlingwood Mall Food Court at 10:00 AM).


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

 

The Walnut, Winter 2020

The Walnut, Winter 2020

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

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