THE CANADIAN CML NETWORK
One of the very first places I connected after being Diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia was the Canadian CML Network.
Founded by an amazing CML Survivor, this network hosts meet ups, an annual conference that is AMAZING, and is just a great way to meet people living with the same illness as you. The friends I’ve met here have been invaluable supports to me along the way. If you’ve just been diagnosed, come to a meet up! We’d love to meet you.
PINK PEARL CANADA
Pink Pearl is a community of women under 40, all facing cancer together.
From Local Meet-ups to insanely fun retreats, Pink Pearl was one of the best supports I aligned myself with during my journey and I encourage all women under 40 facing a cancer diagnosis to connect with this resource!
YOUNG ADULT CANCER CANADA
Supporting Young Adults with Cancer, YACC hosts local meet ups, an online community, an annual conference and retreats fo you can find and connect with people that understand and reflect your cancer journey.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE NOT EXPECTING CANCER
This fantastic blog is run by two young women and friends, both facing different stage 4 cancer diagnoses.
Their courageous, funny and open way of sharing their experience with cancer is so inspiring. Even if you don’t have cancer, but you know someone who does, their Youtube series does a great job of addressing the questions about cancer, chemo and more that you may be afraid to ask about!
HEARTH PLACE OSHAWA
Hearth Place Oshawa was a wonderful resource for me. They host many cancer specific groups so you can find a group of people that understand your experience and can provide comfort and friendship.
They offer wellness classes and other activities as well to keep you active and busy. They run fundraising events throughout the year that are a great way to support the charity and have fun with your family. We attended the spaghetti dinner with my sister and a friend and their kids and it was a fantastic time! Wonderful staff and people and such a warm atmosphere. I was resistant to going at first, but truly am glad I did.