A community of young(ish) individuals diagnosed with breast cancer in their 20s, 30s and 40s, connecting through monthly gatherings in Ottawa, Canada.

OMG welcomes individuals at any stage in their breast cancer experience - whether newly diagnosed, beyond active treatment or living with metastatic cancer.

Check out our past gatherings and bookmark this page to stay current on our upcoming events!

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UPCOMING EVENTS & NEW RESOURCES SPOTLIGHT

Check out this new resource from Rethink Breast Cancer. Caroline is part of our OMG network and helped to create Uncovered 2021.

Uncovered: A Breast Recognition Project is a resource that focuses on the breast cancer experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. Through powerful imagery and genuine storytelling, it shines a light on the physical and emotional scars of breast cancer, cultural barriers and health equity. Uncovered was created in collaboration with Michelle Audoin and developed in response to the significant underrepresentation of, and lack of support for, BI&POC in the breast cancer community. Through the amplification of this collection of stories and experiences, our hope is to help educate all people, including healthcare providers, on the realities and needs of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour with breast cancer, so they are better equipped to support all the people they care for.

Uncovered 2021

This year, we are honoured to launch an expanded version of the Uncovered resource that highlights the realities of BI&POC with breast cancer in navigating the Canadian healthcare system. These stories are told through the lenses and experiences of 8 people from diverse backgrounds, including Jamaican, Nigerian, Guyanese, Trinidadian, Bajan, Inuk, Indian and Filipino voices. Learn more and read their stories in the new resource here: rethinkbreastcancer.com/uncovered/


2022 Planning Session

January 30, 2022

4:00 pm

Join us virtually to discuss the plan and brainstorm ideas for OMG 2022. Send an email to receive the meeting link.

Agenda:

1. Welcome & intros

2. Brief overview of OMG

3. Our approach for winter/spring - virtual vs. outdoor in-person

4. Planning committee roles

5. Collaboration tool (Slack)

6. Feb to Apr gatherings

7. Next planning meeting

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NOTE: Some of our participants are in active treatment and immunocompromised. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend in-person gatherings, both indoor and outdoor.

"Be around people that are good for your soul."

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