Breast Cancer Support Services

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Record #: BTN0431 Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 Last Full Update: 02 Aug 2013 Update Schedule: 02 Aug 2014
Record Owner: OAK Date Created: 12 Jun 1991 Date Deleted: N/A  
Organization Info
Alternate NameBCSS
Address695 Brant St
Burlington, ON L7R 2H4
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Located In CommunityBurlington
Nearest Main IntersectionBrant St and Blairholm Ave
Areas ServedHalton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Peel Region
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Hours/Dates/Meeting Details
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Meeting DetailsSupport meetings at Breast Cancer Support Services 
* Newly Diagnosed Support meeting: third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm 
* Young Women’s Support meeting: second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm 
* Friends & Family Support meeting: third Monday of each month at 7 pm 
* Gynecologic Cancer Support meeting: fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 pm
Contact Information
Office Phone905-634-2333
Toll Free Phone1-800-465-1902
Coordinator of VolunteersCathie Mills, Volunteer & Program Coordinator
Primary ExecutiveBlair Lancaster, Executive Director
Description & Services
DescriptionA survivor-created self-help organization dedicated to supporting women concerned about women's cancers, risk reduction and health, as well as their families and friends.  
Major Services:  
* walk-in support * information and referrals * lending of books/AV materials * lending of wigs and prostheses * monthly Burlington support group * support group for younger women * telephone peer support * monthly on-line newsletter * free Women's Health workshops on request for businesses or individuals 
* healing programs and seminars including Reiki * Therepeutic Touch * meditation * acupuncture * yoga * Tai chi * reflexology
Broader TermsAssistive devices ; Diseases ; Groups ; Health
SubjectsCancer ; Counselling ; Educational resources ; Prostheses ; Self help groups ; Support groups ; Womens health ; Workshops
Related TermsAmputees ; Conferences ; Employee assistance ; Group therapy ; Libraries ; Psychotherapy ; Self esteem ; Seminars ; Telephone support ; Trade shows ; Women
EligibilityWomen diagnosed with breast and/or gynecologic cancers and their families and friends with concerns about cancer and health.
ApplicationForms for membership and/or to volunteer are available at the office.
Directory Description and Headings
Seniors Directory HeadingsSupport Groups/ Information & Counselling Services
Other Details
Resources AvailableQuarterly newsletter
FundingGrants ; Fundraising ; Donations