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Investigating and advocating on issues important to the brain tumour community helps to ensure that those with a brain tumour and their families have the information and support to fully participate in all aspects of life.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the first-ever advocacy survey in 2011. Results of the survey showed the following four issues to be of top priority to the brain tumour community in Canada. Click on the issues listed to learn more about them and the action being taken.
October 29, 2014: In support of Brain Tumour Awareness Month, the House of Commons in Ottawa, heard about the impact of a brain tumour and the needs of patients across Canada. Thanks to MP Chrystia Freeland for taking the time to spread this important message. You can watch this statement in the video below.
October 31, 2013: In support of Brain Tumour Awareness Month, the House of Commons heard about the impact of a brain tumour and the needs of patients across Canada. Thanks to MP Kirsty Duncan for taking the time to honour everyone affected by the disease.
October 26, 2012: There were two awareness statements read in the House of Commons during October's Brain Tumour Awareness Month in 2012. Thank you to MPP Hedy Fry and MPP Malcolm Allen who took the time to honour brain tumour patients through this awareness effort.
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is a non-partisan organization. We always invite participation and ask for support from all elected officials, regardless of party affiliation. When someone speaks up about brain tumours, we are proud to share.
In addition to these four issues, we also heard from patients, families and researchers on a number of other topics. We are constantly monitoring research outcomes, tracking media stories and communicating with health care professionals on issues that could impact the brain tumour community.
As we celebrate National Volunteer Week (April 23-29, 2017) we thank all of our 700+ volunteers. Without each contribution, we would not be able to offer the programs, services and events that we do. Each person volunteers in a different way and for different reasons. For Liz, giving back to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada as a volunteer was a “no brainer”. Learn why Liz, a brain tumour survivor, decided to get involved.Learn more
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