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videosVideos and podcasts

  • Cancer Care (US-based)
    Listen online at cancercare.org/connect (click on Listen to Workshops) or on your smartphone / tablet (search for Cancer Care in the Podcasts app).
  • Odette Cancer Centre
    Browse videos at sunnybrook.ca/cancereducation
    (click on My Video learning).

classesDrop-in sessions and classes

These free drop-in sessions and classes take place in the Odette Cancer Centre for patients and caregivers.

Please pick up a calendar from the PEARL (T-wing, 1st floor, by main reception) or go to sunnybrook.ca/cancereducation (click on My workshops and classes).

  • Introduction to Chemotherapy
  • Breathe Easy!
  • Clinical Trials and Your Care
  • Art Therapy
  • Ask a Radiation Therapist
  • Lymphedema
  • Tips to Quit Smoking
  • Early Menopause
  • Ask a Social Worker
  • Ask a Pharmacist
  • Ask a Nutrition Expert
  • Ask a Nurse (RN)


Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) and the Treatment Options (PDF)

Canadian Cancer Society Publications

  • Breast Cancer: Understanding Your Diagnosis
  • Understanding Treatment for Breast Cancer
  • Exercises after Breast Surgery

Please go to cancer.ca/publications or drop by the PEARL
(T-wing, 1st floor, by main reception) at Odette Cancer Centre to pick one up.


You can borrow these books from the Odette Cancer Centre / Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Please visit the PEARL Library (T-wing, 1st floor, by main reception) or call 416.480.4534 for more information.

  • 100 Questions & Answers about Breast Cancer, 2009
  • 100 Questions & Answers about Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer, 2009
  • Intimacy after Breast Cancer, 2010
  • The Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer, 2006
  • What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer, 2006

Support services

Odette Patient & Family Support

Telephone: 416.480.4623
Location: TG-230 (T-wing, ground floor)
Free services to help you manage eating, stress, worry, financial concerns, changes in health, and daily activities.

Canadian Cancer Society

Toll-free: 1.888.939.3333
Website: cancer.ca/support
Email: ccs@cancer.ca
Free services that includes peer support, support groups, online communities, a telephone cancer information service, and the Wheels of Hope Transportation Service.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Telephone: 1.888.778.3100
Website: http://support.cbcf.org/
Email: support@willow.org
Free support and information to anyone affected by breast cancer, or at high risk.

Nanny Angel Network

Toll-free: 416.730.0025
Website: nannyangelnetwork.com
Email: info@nannyangelnetwork.com
Free in-home childcare support for mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care, and for families requiring additional relief.

Gilda's Club Toronto

Telephone: 416.214.9898
Website: gildasclubtoronto.org
Email: info@gildasclubtoronto.org
Free support groups including Living with Cancer Support Group, Friends and Family Support Group, and many more.

Cancer Chat Canada

Website: cancerchat.desouzainstitute.com
Professionally-led online support groups for people affected by Cancer.

Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre

Telephone: 905.579.4833
Website: hearthplace.org
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Free support services, emotional support, and wellness programs including a class on Breast cancer pre-surgery and a support group for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer patients.


Telephone: 1.877.499.9904
Website: wellspring.ca
Location(s): Several including Westerkirk House (on the Sunnybrook campus)
Free programs, including, Breast Cancer Support Groups, Nourish: Breast Cancer and Healthy Eating, and many more.

more infoMore information

Canadian Collaboration on Breast Reconstruction

While this information may be useful, it is intended for educational purposes only. Please continue to ask your health care team if you have questions or concerns. For any other inquiries, please contact us at patienteducation@sunnybrook.ca.