Being told that you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer is possibly the scariest thing that has ever happened to you.  By sharing information and the experiences of others, we hope this website will help you find strength and even inspiration during this challenging time in your life. 

About Us

Since 1996, the NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group (Action Group) has provided leadership and initiatives through the perspective of women diagnosed with breast cancer in the NWT. The Action Group works to identify new needs and opportunities to advance work on breast health, breast cancer and general cancer issues in the NWT.

Our volunteer board is comprised of like-minded northern women doing what we can to promote breast health awareness, and support women diagnosed with cancer in the NWT.  Some, but not all, of us are cancer survivors too. The NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group has no paid staff.  

We are an incorporated, non-profit society and charitable organization based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The funds we raise and donations received are used exclusively for NWT projects and programs. 

Our Mission

The Action Group’s mission is to promote breast health, foster hope, and ease the journey of Northerners impacted by breast cancer and other cancers by:

  • Supporting and advocating for those impacted by breast cancer and other cancers
  • Creating resources and advanced knowledge
  • Collaborating with individuals, communities, organizations, and policymakers
  • Initiating and implementing relevant and innovative programs

To learn more about what we do… Our Projects

Throughout this website, we will link you to excellent and credible breast cancer or cancer websites. This is so we can concentrate on all the things that are important and relevant to Northerners. 

Contact Us:

Mail: P.O. Box 1672, Yellowknife NT X1A 2P3
Phone: 867-873-8089 (please leave a message)
Email: info@breasthealthnwt.ca