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Advocacy is providing support or arguments in support of a cause. Advocates can support or act on behalf of another individual or group, or empower the individual or group to become self-advocates. Advocates help people to help themselves. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's advocacy program works to both make change for all brain tumour patients at a policy level while empowering individuals to effect change for themselves.
Every Canadian affected by a brain tumour has the right to have the information and support needed to fully participate in all aspects of life. Working to change practices and policies that are not inclusive of this community is critical. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada advocates on behalf of the brain tumour community by:
Is there an issue affecting you or your family or friends that needs to change? We offer you the tools to be your best advocate for personal situations and issues. This means working to educate yourself about issues at an individual level, so that you can best assist yourself or another person. This effect can help obtain needed services and to maximize quality-of-life. For more information see Advocating for Yourself. In that section you'll find tips for self-advocacy on any brain tumour related issue.
This unexpected diagnosis led to an immediate leave from his demanding Ottawa job as a political staffer on Parliament Hill. Surgery was scheduled for the end of September. It was during that time that Trevor learned that October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month in Canada. Read more...
“I decided it was a great way to make a difference at a larger level, to help brain tumour patients across the country.” Since that time Marianne has given of her time and expertise in many ways, helping to lead change and growth for the brain tumour community. Read more...
The best Christmas gift I could get would be to get this lump of coal out of my head. However, I do have good days. And recently, a lot more good days than bad. This is how I know that I will overcome this. This is how I know that my “new normal” won’t be so bad. One day at a time, and counting everything I am grateful for along the way.Learn more
Stephen was diagnosed with an anaplastic oligodendroglioma (grade III) in November of 2015 at the age of 53 years old, and shares his...Learn more
When you look back at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s history, it’s clear that at the heart of the organization are the patients,...Learn more