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BRCA support

One-on-one support

  • Willow: Willow’s help line connects individuals to the highly informed and compassionate members of its Support Team, each of whom has had breast cancer or a high-risk diagnosis, provide personalized service to all of Willow’s clients.
  • FORCE: The FORCE Help Line provides a peer support for people concerned about hereditary cancer. FORCE provides access to genetic counsellors to answer your questions about genetics.
  • Be Bright Pink: PinkPal® matches women with a strong family history of breast/ovarian cancer or genetic predisposition for these cancers, with other women who have gone through similar experiences.

Support groups

  • Willow: Willow provides information for those who would like to connect face-to-face with others who have similar experiences related to hereditary breast cancer.

Online communities

  • FORCE: The FORCE Chat Room is a space to share experiences and support, ask questions and connect with other people facing a high risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
  • Willow: Willow has a safe, secure online community to connect with others and share experiences, information and insights related to a recent diagnosis of cancer or concern about risk for developing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
  • Be Bright Pink: Be Bright Pink shares stories of strength and courage, obstacles and triumph, optimism and hope among young women with similar experiences related to cancer diagnosis or hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk.
  • have a publically accessible online community to discuss risks, newly diagnosed cancers, treatment and beyond, sharing support and experiences.

Contact information

For any questions related to content on this page, or if you would like to see any additional topics discussed, please contact:

Justin Lorentz
Genetic Counsellor Navigator

Phone: 416-480-5000
ext. 83683

Email: justin.lorentz@