Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada - CCAC

Support Resources > Support Groups  

Colorectal cancer support groups now exist in several communities across Canada. Meetings are held where patients, caregivers and families share experiences, offer help and provide information. If you would like to start a support group in your region, please contact the CCAC.


Calgary, Alberta

Colorectal Cancer Information and Networking Group

Wellspring Calgary

The group is held the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 at Wellspring Calgary (1404 Home road, Calgary, AB T3B 1G7)

1404 Home Rd.
Calgary, Alberta T3B 1G7
Tel: 403-521-5292
Fax: 403-521-5298

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Creston, BC

Colorectal Cancer Support Group

Orchard Barn Wellness Centre Support Group 3020 Erickson Road, Creston, B.C.

Facilitator: Susan Snow, Call for time and date at 250-428-2470.

Vancouver, BC

Colorectal Cancer Support Group

BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver Centre John Jambor Room, Main Floor 600 West 10th Avenue

Meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month, between 6:30 and 8 pm. For more information, contact John Christopherson, Group Facilitator, at (604) 877-6000 Ext 2190 or at:


Winnipeg, Manitoba

Colorectal Cancer Patient Support Group

Group meets every 4th Thursday of the month
6:15 - 8:15
CancerCare Manitoba
Patient & Family Support
(204) 787 – 2109

Registration is required. Please leave a message with the group’s coordinator, Kory Leinweber, at (204) 787–2109


Brampton, ontario

Colorectal Cancer Support Group

Wellspring Chinguacousy

Group meets every 3rd Sunday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM To register or for more info, please call: CCAC at 1-50COLON (26566) x229

Group Facilitator: Daysi Sandino, GI Endoscopy Nurse

5 Inspiration Way Brampton, ON L6R 0L7

Kingston, Ontario

Colorectal Cancer Support Group

Ongwanada Resource Centre 191 Portsmouth Avenue

4th Wednesday of every month, 2009 (6:30-8:00 pm). To confirm your attendance, please contact: Betty Ball (613) 389-0639 or email . Grace Acheson (613) 634-9611 or email

Oakville, Ontario

Colorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network (CCRAN) Wellspring Oakville, 2545 Sixth Line,

Facilitator: Peter Hildyard,

Meets every third Sunday of the month, 1-4 PM

Ottawa, Ontario

Colorectal Cancer Support Group

The group provides peer support and information to those living with colorectal cancer, their families, friends and caregivers.

For more information please contact Kim Anne de Champlain at 819-682-2375 or Robert Hamilton at 613-325-2400

WHERE: The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s MapleSoft Centre, 1500 Alta Vista Drive.

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Oshawa, Ontario

CRC Support Group

Hearth Place Cancer Support Ctr., 86 Colborne St. W.

Facilitators: Rosemary Donnelly & Ted Trueman.

Meets every third Monday of the month: 4:30-6:30. If you plan to attend, please notify Meredith Shaw, Program Co-ordinator at: Hearth Place, 905-579-4833 or e-mail at

Toronto, Ontario

oronto, Ontario: CRC Support Group – Wellspring Westerkirk, Sunnybrook, 2075 Bayview Avenue

Facilitator: Meets every third Sunday of the month from 1-3 PM. Note: Group temporarily on hold. For attendance or assistance call: 1-877-502-6566.

Colorectal Cancer Support Group - North York General Hospital

North York General Hospital, Auditorium 2 & 3 4001 Leslie Street

Facilitated by Lei Gu,(, this support and information group will meet on the third Sunday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. To register or for more information, please call: 647-669-5346

Colorectal Cancer Support Group - Toronto General Hospital

ELLICSR; Health, Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Centre Toronto General Hospital, BCS021

Facilitated by Medical Oncology Nurse Shaniah Leduc (, this support group will be held on the third Sunday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. To register or for more information, please call: CCAC at 1-877-50-COLON (26566).


Montreal, Quebec

Wellness Centre

4635 Cote St Catherine West (corner Lavoie street)

A community-based group for patients, family members and friends who want to learn more about colorectal cancer and share their cancer experiences & information with others in the same situation. For more information, call Frank Pitman at 514-875-7745 ext. 229.

Baie-D’Urfe, Quebec

CRC Support Group

West Island Cancer Wellness Centre, 489 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, QC. Every fourth Wednesday of the month between 18:00 and 19:30 Facilitator: Frank Pitman of the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

Attendance must be confirmed by contacting the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre 514-695-9355