Hope and Support is Found Here

If your life has been affected by a brain tumour, we are here to help.

Who We Are: A dedicated team of volunteers, patients, survivors, family members, health care professionals and staff, determined to make the journey with a brain tumour one full of hope and support. We work collaboratively to serve the needs of those Canadians affected by all types of brain tumours.

Brain tumours are unpredictable and complex. They can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance, and mobility. Their effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime. There is no cure. 

We’re here to help anyone affected by any type of brain tumour. Support from donors, corporations and community foundations means the estimated 55,000 Canadians living with a brain tumour can find hope.
Hope through research. Hope through patient and survivor support. Hope for a cure.

Learn more about how your donation supports the 55,000 Canadians affected by a brain tumour by reading past editions of the annual Impact Report.

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is funded entirely through generous donations from individuals, corporations, and employee groups as well as through memorial gifts, planned giving and special events.

Founder Steve Northey discusses why the mission to help patients is so important:

 

A Glance at Programs & Services

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada raises funds to lead research into the cause of and cure for this devastating disease. We also provide vital programs for the brain tumour community, including Support Groups and  Conferences, and resources like the Brain Tumour Handbooks and Information Sheets.

Brain Tumour Handbooks - A comprehensive, easy-to-read guide to brain tumours. Available in Adult, Pediatric and Non-Malignant versions, in English and French.

1-800-265-5106 - This toll-free, Canada-wide support and information line is answered by our friendly, knowledgeable staff Monday to Friday.

Support Groups - Brain tumour patients, families and survivors meet monthly across the country to share concerns, fears, hopes and dreams in a safe, supportive environment.

Closed Facebook Support Group - an active group asking questions, sharing experiences and gaining support from other patients, survivors, caregivers, families and loved ones.

BrainStorm Newsletter - Get inspired by stories of hope and triumph. Obtain reliable information about research, treatment and patient support and learn about the important donors who support these programs and services.

www.braintumour.ca - Find information and support right here, as well as to find out about events and volunteering, or to browse the message board.

Learning Opportunities - 2019 Brain Tumour Webinar Series and Brain Tumour National Conference events - featuring the latest developments in the field of brain tumour treatment and research. Medical professionals, researchers and survivors share information and stories.

Funding Research - Since 1985, more than $6.9 million has been invested in brain tumour research by the organization. The Research Grant program directly supports research into causes and treatments through project grants, studentships and fellowships. We also fund the Brain Tumour Tissue Bank providing brain tumour tissue samples to researchers around the world.

Children’s Storybook - A Friend in Hope tells the story of Hope, a young girl who has a brain tumour through the eyes of her best friend Danny. Young readers learn about the challenges Hope faces, such as medical treatments, losing her hair, hospital stays and missing school.

Education Awards - Pediatric brain tumour survivors can apply for these unique education awards designed to help this unique group of survivors access post-secondary education, and to achieve their dreams.

Brain Tumour Walk events - This walk/run fundraiser happens across Canada every spring. Volunteers organize Brain Tumour Walk events in their home community, raising funds and awareness along the way.

The National Office - Head Office is located at 205 Horton St E., Suite 203, London, Ontario, N6B 1K7.

Year of the Brain 2015 - Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is a founding partner of the southwestern Ontario Year of the Brain 2015 initiative and the Brain Health Network.

 

Bringing hope. Hope through research. Hope through patient support. Hope for a cure.

 

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