Reminder – Dec. 13th Holiday Meeting


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2022, 5:30 PM



Please let us know if you’re coming.

In order to assure success, we would like to know the following:

·         Numbers of members and guests who plan to attend;

·         Who will be bringing desserts; and

·         Any suggestions that would make this event memorable.

Please e-mail us ( or contact any of our Steering Committee members; their contact information can be found on our website (

Our Christmas party is planned for a 5:30pm start on Tuesday 13 December 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594 located at 5030 Howard Ave.; this coincides with that Legion’s bi-weekly spaghetti dinner.  This dinner costs $10/person and normally runs from 4:30pm to 6:30pm; it includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and a bun. 

The Legion will segregate part of the hall for our members and they will let us remain and enjoy the hall after the dinner has finished and everyone else has left. 

In Other News…….

A couple of opportunities for Prostate Cancer Survivors to help:

University of Toronto – Prostate Cancer Study

The Exercise Oncology Lab (PI: Dr. Linda Trinh) at the University of Toronto has an exciting study opportunity for prostate cancer survivors. The study is testing a distance-based program to help prostate cancer survivors sit less and move more. The study is all done in the comfort of their own homes and no study visits are required.  

We are looking for prostate cancer survivors across Canada to participate in this study. We are wondering if your Prostate Cancer Support Group would be willing to help spread word about this study opportunity with its members through email, social media, posting flyers, etc.? 

I have attached the consent form, recruitment flyer, and a link to the recruitment video for more information about the study. If you are able to help, we would be happy to provide e-mail templates about the study for you to advertise this research.  

Recruitment video:  

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our research team at the Exercise Oncology Lab at 416-946-5856 or at 

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. 


Michelle Ha, HBSc

Research Assistant, Exercise Oncology Lab

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is seeking storytellers that have been affected by prostate cancer to help us advance our advocacy work. Our Story Centre program is a collection of stories that help CCS to demonstrate how we are making a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer and their families. The storytellers we work with may share their experiences in several ways, from social media or blog posts, to speaking opportunities with elected officials or media interviews.

We are interested in hearing from people with personal prostate cancer experiences or caregivers who wish to share their story to inspire others. In particular, we are looking for people who have lived experience with, or feel passionately about, the following topics:

  • Cancer screening and early detection, including PSA testing
  • Access to care, including the impact of COVID-19 on wait times and staffing shortages
  • Stigma associated with prostate cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment
  • Access to drugs, including limited or unstable access to drugs needed in relation to your cancer journey, or the bureaucracy in gaining access due to the admin involved
  • Palliative care, including home care, grief and bereavement and caregiver support
  • New technology and innovation in cancer care, including new treatments, technology, research investment and virtual care

If you or someone within your support group is interested in participating in our Story Centre program, please email with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Community/Province
  • Overview of cancer journey
  • Connection to one or more areas of our advocacy work as listed above
  • Connection to Canadian Cancer Society (if any)

These stories help us to raise awareness about who we are, what we do and how we help. Thank you for considering this opportunity.

Thank you,

 Sasha Frost (She/Her) 
Sr Advocacy Specialist (Public Engagement) / spécialiste principale, Défense de l’intérêt public (engagement public)
Canadian Cancer Society / Société canadienne du cancer 

(905) 259-2721
55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 300 / 55, avenue St. Clair Ouest, bureau 300 
Toronto, Ontario  M4V 2Y7 

Wednesday, December 14th
4 pm Pacific/12 pm Eastern

This group welcomes men and their loved ones dealing with prostate cancer that has spread, that no longer responds to ADT, or is high risk.

Advanced prostate cancer patients deal with unique issues. Come for the information, stay for the support. New attendees are given priority to share. 

11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern
Tuesday, December 27th 

Join us for our Coast to Coast support group meeting that will feature special guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Choi. 

Dr. Stephen Choi, recipient of one of our 2022 research grants, will be speaking on his award-winning research focussed on developing advanced prostate cancer drugs.
Register now
Wednesday, December 28th
6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern

Prostate cancer affects both partners in a relationship. This support group offers a safe space for caregivers and loved ones to share their experiences, triumphs, and concerns. Check out the Partners in Prostate  forum where you can chat with other partners 24/7.


Tuesday, January 31st
11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern

Following Dr. Phil Cohen’s presentation will be an opportunity for Q&A and support group discussion.
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