The New Brunswick Breast and Women’s Cancer Partnership (NBBWCP) brings bilingual information and support straight into the homes of women diagnosed with breast, ovarian, cervical and uterine cancer in New Brunswick. Our mission is to support women by empowering them to make informed decisions, and by engaging networks to foster a community of support.
Since 1998, our volunteer-led organization has provided cancer information kits and support, free of charge, to over 8000 women across New Brunswick. Once a woman is diagnosed, she will receive a kit in either English or French from a professional in the province’s health care system. She can also choose to receive support through our network of volunteer ‘Community Contacts’ - trained peer navigators who provide one-on-one guidance to women in their communities and link them with provincial, health zone and community support services. We also present free public education sessions about breast and ovarian cancer to community groups and in workplaces throughout the province. Our volunteers reach out to bring up-to-date information to populations that are traditionally underserved (geographically, linguistically and culturally), and provide information and support in all corners of New Brunswick.
We have the distinction of being the only bilingual breast and women’s cancer partnership in Canada, and previously received funding and recognition from the Public Health Agency of Canada for our innovative work as a volunteer organization. We work with a national group of networks and partners to enhance capacity for action on breast cancer and women's health, including: the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Atlantic; Ovarian Cancer Canada; Willow Breast and Hereditary Cancer Support; the Canadian Cancer Society; the Canadian Breast Cancer Network; the Multicultural Council of New Brunswick; the New Brunswick Cancer Network; the New Brunswick Breast Cancer Network; the Women’s Issues Branch/Executive Council Office of the New Brunswick government; many employees of New Brunswick’s Horizon and Vitalité health care systems, private organizations and cancer survivors. The NBBWCP has also collaborated with the breast and women’s cancer networks and information partnerships that exist in each Canadian province and territory.
We seek your support to expand our programs to meet the changing needs of women diagnosed with breast, ovarian, cervical and uterine cancer in New Brunswick.