Diagnosed with prostate cancer?
We are a Prostate Cancer Support Group helping men in the Oakville, Mississauga and surrounding areas. We offer fellowship and guidance through personal experiences. We have made the journey! We can help.
We are part of the Prostate Cancer Canada Network
We meet every month in the friendly, confidential, no-pressure environment of Wellspring Birmingham-Gilgan House and we are always ready to welcome visitors. Whether you want to come once or on a regular basis, please know that the group is there for you, ready with experience, encouragement, understanding and support.
In 2019 we had had 22 new attendees, often with their spouses, at our monthly Support Group meetings. So, if you are thinking of coming, don’t imagine that you will be the only new guy in a room full of regulars.
We understand that some men are reluctant to open up on a first visit and we are quite happy if you choose just to sit and listen (or email me and we can talk one-on-one). The choice is yours.
What If I Don’t Want To Go To a Support Group Meeting?
We understand that not all men are comfortable in a group setting and having to speak about their symptoms and side-effects in a room full of other men.
If that’s you (or your loved one), we are happy to arrange one-on-one, confidential discussions. Please get in touch.
Alternatively, you can connect with the TrueNTH Peer Navigation Program sponsored by Movember and Prostate Cancer Canada. This program connects you with a Peer Navigator who has experienced prostate cancer and is trained to guide you through your journey. Note that this program is available for partners/caregivers as well as the prostate cancer patient.
What Can Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House Do For You?
More than 85 per cent of cancer patients experience the non-medical consequences of cancer and its treatment: the fear, anxiety, pain, isolation, financial worries and guilt. Through one-to-one peer support, group support activities, learned coping skills, rehabilitation and nutrition programs, and much, much more, Wellspring has helped thousands of people take an active role in controlling their cancer experience to improve their quality of life. Wellspring Birmingham-Gilgan House
Thank You to Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House for your support and for providing the facilities for our meeting.
Current Meetings & Events
Next Meeting February 19th
Next month will be one of our regular discussion evenings.
This is at the heart of what we do as a Support Group – we welcome new and returning members and the floor is open for any and all questions and comments. This is where peer support happens in the group setting.
Our guest speaker was Dr. Jackie Bender who described the development and application of the TrueNTH Peer Navigation program.
There are now 26 Peer Navigators who have completed an intensive training program and are ready to support men and their partners/caregivers. Contact is usually by phone and can be face-to-face if location makes that possible. The program has been very successful based on the feedback to-date from those men who have sought support through the website.
Prostate Cancer Updates
Here is a simple, straightforward explanation of why the PSA test is so valuable and why all men should consider getting tested. Dr. Goldenberg is based in Vancouver and strips away all the myths and misinformation around what is an excellent tool in the fight against prostate cancer. Download a copy of Dr. Goldenberg on the PSA test
Each month, we send out a short, easy-to-read review of new developments and articles of interest in the field of Prostate Cancer.
If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, drop us a line at
firstname.lastname@example.org (email link above).
Other PCCN Group Meetings (all are welcome to attend)
PCCN Brampton – (No meeting in February) 2nd Tuesday each month, 7pm at Wellspring Chinguacousy (5 Inspiration Way, Brampton).
PCCN Burlington – Last Tuesday of every month at 7 pm – YMCA, 500 Drury Lane, Burlington.
PCCN Waterloo-Wellington – 4th Tuesday each month at 7 pm
PCCN Toronto – Warriors Group (for Advanced Prostate Cancer)
Next Warriors Group meeting Feb 4th at 7pm – see website
A sub-group for men and women dealing with advanced prostate cancer. Here is an opportunity for men and their partners to meet and learn from knowledgeable fellow survivors. If you feel this may be applicable to you, you might want to join their meetings or join their Facebook group.