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You want to talk about your feelings and your concerns. You want to talk to someone who understands the journey. You want information about brain tumours. You want to support someone you care about who is experiencing signs/symptoms or has a diagnosis. We are here to listen and support you. You can talk for as long as you need (some limitations apply). There is no charge for any of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s services.
When you call Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada you speak with a member of the Support Services team (or Health Information Specialist, when applicable). The skilled staff of our Support Team are trained in active listening, providing emotional support, and answering a wide range of questions about brain tumours.
We share information on all aspects of brain tumours from diagnosis to treatment options to survivorship. Our Health Information Specialist and Support Team work with our Professional Advisory Group members to research your specific inquiries and send you a free personalized information package by post, and respond to you by phone or email.
We encourage anyone affected by a brain tumour to phone us for support and information.
No. We can assist people with a brain tumour by discussing their diagnosis and treatment options with them, helping to make sense of the complex terminology and situations they encounter. We can offer support and assistance with decision-making by explaining their options, but we do not offer advice or specific referrals.
All calls and emails are confidential. We do not share names or personal information with anyone.
Call us as often as you need. That is why we are here! We can support you through every phase of your journey with a brain tumour; however, we do not offer ongoing psychological treatment or case management.
Support and information is available in English and French (when available).
All of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada programs and services, including the support line, are provided free of charge, thanks to the generous support of individuals, corporations and foundations. We do not receive government funding.
Phone us toll free from anywhere in Canada at 1-800-265-5106 or email us.
Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. If you want to reach us beyond those times you can email us or leave a voice message with your name and the best time to phone ou back. We will do our best to return your inquiry within 24 hours.
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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