Virtual Support Group Pediatric Caregivers

Virtual Brain Tumour Support Group for Pediatric Caregivers

 

There are currently five online groups:
two groups for patients and survivors in Western Canada and Eastern Canada
a new group for French language speakers 
a new group just for Caregivers affected by a brain tumour
or keep reading for this new group for Caregivers of a Child affected by a brain tumour. 

Meetings are online, usually on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 12:00 pm EST.

Find technical requirements at the bottom of this page.  Please register a few business days in advance of the first meeting that you wish to attend by calling us at 1-800-265-5106 or completing the form below.

As with all Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada support groups, these groups are facilitated by trained volunteers.

Benefits of joining this group:

  • Gain peer support in a safe, relaxed atmosphere from the comfort of your home
  • Meet others on the journey with a brain tumour and share experiences
  • Learn about helpful coping approaches and community resources

Testimonial from participant: “It really helped me to share my experiences with the group and realize that I was not alone. I gained insight through the experiences of the other participants which was very helpful as well. I like that we can show our faces if we choose to while we are in discussions. I find that it helps to put a face on the name.”  ~ S.B

Testimonial from participant: “Virtual group attendance was definitely a good thing. Just talking to people who are going through the same thing I was made me feel like I was not alone. I do have support here but they have no idea how I feel. This was just something I always looked forward to doing… I live in an area which is not close to any type of in-person support.” ~ L.L

Requirements to join the Virtual Brain Tumour Support Group:

  • All virtual support group members must have a telephone line or internet access to participate
  • You must register a few business days in advance of the first meeting by calling 1-800-265-5106. 

To learn more or to register for the Virtual Support Group, please call us at 1-800-265-5106 or complete the form below. Please register a few business days in advance of the session you would like to attend.

 

Technical Requirements for Virtual Support Groups:

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
or 
A telephone line if you are not comfortable using your computer to participate

Note: For the best experience, it is highly recommended that participants have access to a computer for the support group. 

Download a poster for this Virtual Support Group.

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