Next meeting: Thursday, November 18, 2021 – 7:00 PM


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.

This ZOOM Sharing meeting will allow you the opportunity to renew contact with other members, get information based on other member’s experiences and provide updates on your personal medical situation. All participants are reminded to treat any information provided as confidential, and no details will be recorded.

Register in advance for this meeting at 7:00 PM Eastern Time using the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For those who would like to join by phone rather than using a computer:

Dial one of these numbers (fees may apply):
+1 204 272 7920 Canada
+1 438 809 7799 Canada
+1 587 328 1099 Canada
+1 647 374 4685 Canada
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
+1 778 907 2071 Canada

Meeting ID: 839 0025 5124
Passcode: 031625 (if asked)

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December 2 - PCNO Partner Meeting

Building on the success of our Members' sharing sessions, PCNO is now offering sharing sessions for Partners and Caregivers. Our goal with these sessions is to offer support and a safe place for family members to talk about the concerns, fears and joys they experience as they support a family member living with prostate cancer. Encourage your family members to join us on December 2nd, 2021 for our first Partners & Caregivers sharing session. To join, see below:

Topic: PCNO Partner Meeting
Time: Dec 2, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr Luke Thomas Lavallée portrait

December 16 Dr Luke Thomas Lavallée, The Ottawa Hospital

Dr Luke Thomas Lavallée is a Surgical Urologic Oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital, an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, and an Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He attended medical school at McGill University, followed by a urology residency at the University of Ottawa. He then completed a fellowship in urologic oncology and robotic surgery concurrent with a masters degree in epidemiology at the Ottawa Hospital within the Clinician Investigator Program.

Dr Lavallée is an active member of the International Evidence Based Urology Group, the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada, the Society of Urologic Oncology, and both Canadian and American Urology Associations. He has received numerous awards, acknowledgements, and research grants for his work in kidney, bladder, and prostate cancers.


Until further notice, all meetings will be virtual, using ZOOM. If you are on our mailing list you will get a notice advising that the ZOOM meeting has been published and giving instructions on how to register/access the meeting on-line. We will also put details up on this webpage.

Past Events

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 7:00 PM

Cathy Pearcy portrait

Cathy Pearcy is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Osteoporosis Canada. Cathy has been with the organization for 11 years. First as the Education Coordinator for the Peterborough Chapter. In this role she facilitated support groups for individuals living with osteoporosis, and provided education to the general public on bone health and raising the awareness of osteoporosis. In Cathy’s current role she now coordinates the volunteers in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. She helps recruit, train and manage the volunteers. Through this work across the provinces we are reaching more people understand their bone health and what osteoporosis is and we are reaching those who are already diagnosed improve the quality of their lives.

Cathy loves the outdoors and curling up with a good book.

Bone Health 101 provides an overview of your bones and how to maintain good bone health to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. The presentation on bone health includes:

  • What osteoporosis is
  • Risk factors
  • How osteoporosis is diagnosed
  • How osteoporosis is treated
  • What you can do to maintain healthy bones

For more information see
The webinar that we watched a short section of specific to Prostate Cancer was

Thursday September 16, 2021 – 7:00 PM

We will provide a brief update on PCN Ottawa activities during the last few months, followed by a sharing meeting, in which we can update each other with as much information as we wish to share. It is important to note that no advice will be given, just experiences.

Here is the link to join the meeting.

You are invited to a PCN Ottawa Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Ottawa Hospital- Experts on Call Cancer Care and Research

You can view the presentations using the following links:

Main presentation:

Prostate Cancer Breakout

Update - from Thursday, May 20, 2021 – 7:00 PM

May 20, 2021 - Presentation by Meghan McInnis, M.Sc., from the Sexual Health Research Lab (Department of Psychology) at Queen’s University. She will discuss research findings on mental and sexual wellbeing in individuals diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Originally from Ottawa, Meghan is a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. candidate at Queen’s University. She is conducting her graduate research in the Sexual Health Research Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Caroline Pukall. Her Master’s thesis was an investigation of the experiences of individuals diagnosed with prostate cancer, including their health-related quality of life, sexual outcomes, mental health, social support, and healthcare experiences. She is a co-founder of


Meghan McInnis - 2021-05-21 - Resources and Articles of Interest
Meghan McInnis - 2021-05-21 - Slide Handouts


The Walnut, Winter 2021

The Walnut, Winter 2021

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

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