Resource Pamphlet

Breast Cancer Action Kingston is a local volunteer-based organization dedicated to the education, support and empowerment of persons affected by breast cancer.
Resources and support available to breast cancer patients residing in the Greater Kingston area and to those from other areas who are receiving treatment at the Cancer Centre at KGH: at or through BCAK:

SUPPORT SERVICES:

Regular Support Group:
Meets on the second Monday of the month at our office from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Groups are led by trained facilitators who are breast cancer survivors themselves.

Lymphedema Support Group:
For those with lymphedema secondary to breast cancer or who want to find ways to help prevent or
minimise this condition. Call the office for information or to be put in touch with a facilitator.

One-on-one Support:
Available at any time, call the office to be put in touch with the facilitator on call.
Exercise and other fitness classes (with membership)
Yoga classes including a Lymphatic yoga class (with membership)
Opportunity to paddle with our Chestmates dragon boat team (with membership)

In-house Resource Centre
BCAK Newsletter TODAY, 3 times per year
BCAK Website
Financial Support (for persons with breast cancer residing in and/or receiving treatment within the
South East LHIN coverage area)
Prosthesis, bra, wig and turban bank
Crocheted hats and knitted titty-bitties (to pin inside your bra, camisole or swimsuit)

OTHER SUPPORT RESOURCES:

Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at KGH: 613-544-2631
Social Workers and Dietitians: offer counselling and support
Ask a member of your cancer care team for a consult or call Ext 7305

Familial oncology program: Ext 2800
Offers counselling for women/men with a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer. A referral
from your family doctor or oncologist is required.
Community resources desk and patient information area on Burr 1:
Information available on all types of cancer for patients, families and the public.

Look Good… Feel Better Program:
Contact: 613-549-6666 Ext 7480 PLEASE PRE-REGISTER
Workshops are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Cancer Centre on
Burr 0, Supportive Care area
Free workshops provide information on skin care, make-up and wigs.

Canadian Cancer Society (Now incorporating both CBCF and Willow)
Cancer Information Service for Ontario: 1-800-268-8874 (Mon – Fri)
Reliable up to date information on all types of cancer available to cancer patients, caregivers, family and
friends.
Various publications available for download from their website
Peer Support: 1-800-263-6750
Callers can be connected with a volunteer who has had a similar cancer experience.
Kingston Office: 613-384-2631 located at 496 Days Rd, Kingston K7P 2X1
Covers Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and also Leeds and Grenville counties.
Volunteers provide information for patients.
Wheels of Hope: 1-800-263-6750 volunteer drivers can be called upon to provide drives for cancer
patients to their treatment appointments.

Breast Assessment Program, Hotel Dieu Hospital – Johnson 2, Room 267
613-544-3400 Ext 3434
www.hoteldieu.com/programs-and-departments/breast-assessmentprogram
Team members provide supportive care to clients throughout their cancer journey from imaging, to
diagnosis, surgery, adjuvant therapy and survivorship.
613-644-3400 Ext 3449: Nurse Navigators are available for clients and their families through a telephone
nursing line.

Hospice Kingston
613-542-5013 36 Barrie St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1B8
www.hospicekingston.ca
Provides information and support for individuals and families dealing with a life-limiting illness.
Offers enhanced services in the area of palliative care, facilitators are available.
Client day program Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Rides are available if needed to the client day program and also to appointments.
Offers bereavement support services, including trained volunteers who offer one-on-one and group
support.

Southeastern Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
Kingston Office 1471 John Counter Blvd, Suite 200
613-544-7090 or 1-800-869-8828
Selby Office 613-388-2488
Northbrook Office 613-336-8310
Provides professional and support services in the home and general information on community
resources. Palliative care and supportive housing, retirement homes and assisted living.
Care manager assesses individual needs for admission to the program
CCAC also refers to other community support services

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Libraries
Library books on breast cancer and related topics in each of the branches of the KFL&A Public Libraries

AREA SUPPORT GROUPS:

Breast Cancer Action Kingston – see above

Brockville Breast Cancer Support Group
613-865-8742
Contact Dot and leave a message for her to call back
E-mail: [email protected]
Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Community Room # 2, 1000 Island Mall, Parkedale Ave, Brockville

In the Pink Support Group
613-572-1368 (Ann Elvins) or 613-214-1329 (Kim Amey)
Contact one of the above for more information
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12 noon for lunch and a meeting
Riverside United Church, 2 Mill St, Yarker (accessible venue)

Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group
Butterfly Fan Club 613-812-4474
Contact Carleen for further information
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month except July and August from 7 to 9 p.m.
Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St, Perth

FINANCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Breast Cancer Action Kingston Financial Support Program
Details are on our website under programs and services and application forms are available for
download. Alternatively please call our office for information and/or to request an application form.

Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation
1-877-436-6467
www.kellyshiresfoundation.org
Forms are available online or at BCAK for those without access to a computer

Private Insurance Plans and Extended Health Benefits
Contact your insurance company and/or employer for your coverage details

Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
1-800-268-6021
www.health.gov.on.ca
Assists with costs of breast prostheses and lymphedema compression garments
Forms are available online or at BCAK for those without access to a computer

Ontario Drug Benefit Plan Section 8
1-800-268-1154
www.health.gov.on.ca
For costs associated with drug costs not on the ODB Formulary (excluding those on Special Drug Plan)
Contact your oncologist for a written request.

Ontario Trillium Drug Plan
1-800-575-5386
www.health.gov.on.ca
For those who are eligible, offers co-payment option for drug costs
Application kits are available through pharmacies or the toll-free number.

WIGS, TURBANS AND HAIR STYLING

All Hair Alternatives Studio
613-536-0180 or 1-888-331-9928
1334 Princess St, Kingston K7M 3E2
www.aha-studio.com
Offers a wide selection of wigs, hair pieces (synthetic and human hair which could also be custom
made), hats and head coverings, accessories and natural hair care products.
Also provides I Grow unit to use at home.
Professional wig consultants. Privacy and confidentiality assured.
Home and hospital visits available. Free wig and turban bank.

Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop
613-549-6666 Ext 4237
76 Stuart St, Kingston K7L 5P9
Offers turbans and headscarves

Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Hair Care
613-549-6666 Ext 4235
76 Stuart St, Kingston K7L 5P9
Hospital visits available
Store open on Thursdays and Fridays
Reconditioned wigs are available for a $30.00 donation
Also offers donated crocheted hats free of charge

PROSTHESES, BRAS, SWIMWEAR AND LYMPHEDEMA GARMENTS

Health Supports and Fitting Services
613-545-9767
328 Queen St, Kingston K7K 1B8
www.healthsupports.ca
ADP certified vendor and fitter on site for lymphedema compression garments

Bea’s Mastectomy Boutique
613-547-3262 Fax 613-536-0182
1334 Princess St Kingston K7M 3E2
Fitting of breast prostheses including custom made.
Wide selection of bras for all types of use & lifestyle, mastectomy swimwear,
nightwear, daywear and post-op garments.
Lympha-press pump for home use. ADP approved vendor and professional fitters.
Private rooms. Home and hospital visits available.
Free new and nearly new bras, breast prostheses and swimwear bank on site.

Active Orthopedic Solutions
613-530-2233
[email protected] www.active-ortho.ca
1469 Princess St, Suite 4, Kingston K7M 3E9
ADP authorizer on site; certified fitter and authorized ADP vendor on site for lymphedema garments

Medical Arts Pharmacy Home Health Care Centre
613-549-3300 Ext 47
101A-800 Princess St, Kingston K7L 5E4
Certified fitter on staff. House calls available
Fitting and ordering of prostheses
Wide selection of mastectomy bras, can also order mastectomy swimwear
Offers cotton camisoles for soft prostheses

Shopper’s Home Health Care
613-531-4104
1011 Princess St, Kingston K7L 1H3
Fitting and ordering of bras
Fitting and ordering of compression sleeves for lymphedema

Sand ‘n Sea
613-354-3545
www.sandnseaboutique.ca
3 Dundas St W, Napanee K7R 1Z3
Contact: Ellen Johnson
Offers mastectomy swimwear and bras

Milady’s Lace
613-308-9499
9B Dundas St, E, Napanee K7R 1H5
Offers mastectomy bras, prostheses and swim forms
Can also sew pockets into bras to take prostheses

Janac
1-866-290-0821 (toll free)
[email protected] www.janacmastectomywear.com
Offers prostheses, sports/leisure bras, mastectomy wear and the “Been a Boob”
Order directly on line

Lymphedivas
1-866-411-3482 Pittsfield, MA
[email protected] www.lymphedivas.com
Order online for semi-custom fitted lymphedema sleeves and gloves
Lymphediva products are also available through:
www.lymphedemaproducts.com and www.brightlifedirect.com

AREOLA RE-PIGMENTATION
Ink-Tegrity Tattoo Studios
613-541-1113
83 Aberfoyle Rd, Unit 2, Kingston K7M 7B5
www.ink-tegrity.com
Offers areola and scar re-pigmentation for those who have had breast surgery or reconstruction

CERTIFIED LYMPHEDEMA THERAPISTS
For Combined Decongestive Therapy and/or Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Genene Maurice
613-539-6646 www.lymphedemakingston.ca
Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Drainage
Offers combined decongestive therapy including manual lymphatic drainage (Vodder method)
Offers Therapeutic nightwear and extremity pumps
ADP Authorized fitter/vendor for custom compression garments
ADP Authorizer on site at Best Health Physio 613-634-2378 (Marguerite Daubney)
2-1329 Gardiners Rd, Kingston

Carolyn Cormie
613-900-1955 [email protected]
www.mercurymassagetherapy.com
Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, ADP Authorizer
637 Norris Court, Unit 8, Kingston

Beth Stinson
613-354-6474 14 Edgewood Drive, Napanee
Call for information or to book an appointment
Offers manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema

The Resources listed in this document are compiled by Breast Cancer Action Kingston. They are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change and are provided for information only.
Breast Cancer Action Kingston is unable to endorse specific companies/businesses to our membership. We feel it is up to individuals to make educated decisions regarding services or products available in our community. We use our mailing list strictly for information and communication that pertains to Breast Cancer Action Kingston.

Updated July 2017