Vision, Mission & Values

Vision:

To find the cause of and a cure for brain tumours while improving the quality of life for those affected.

Mission:

To reach every person in Canada who is affected by a brain tumour through support, education, information and research.

Values:

These values inform everything that we do to create impact and meaning for the brain tumour community in Canada.

  • Hope: We strive to empower and engage people affected by a brain tumour through optimism, while inspiring the community to share their time, talent, experience and resources.
     
  • Caring: We act with empathy, compassion, understanding and a strong desire to empower and emotionally support those we serve.
     
  • Integrity: We are committed to honesty, respect and transparency in our actions and to always do what we promise.
     
  • Accountability: We fulfill our legal, moral and ethical standards with rigour and we report back to our stakeholders in a timely and accurate manner.
     
  • Collaboration: We work toward achieving our mission through effective partnerships, alliances and affiliations with volunteers, staff, donors and other members of the brain tumour community.

Every year, thousands of Canadians affected by brain tumours find emotional support and comfort while gaining a better understanding and knowledge of their disease through a range of programs and services available across the country. This includes: up-to-date brain tumour information material, education events and support groups. Important brain tumour research is also supported through annual grants, a fellowship and the brain tumour tissue bank. 

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada raises funds to: 

  • Provide programs and services which empower and emotionally support those we serve.
     
  • Advocate politically and publicly for better patient care and for increased funding of brain tumour research.
     
  • Be a conduit of information, raise awareness and educate the public about brain tumour issues.
     
  • Fund research that will find the cause of and cure for brain tumours and improve patient quality of life.

 

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Make every brain tumour count

Stephanie, a 38-year-old mother of twins has been diagnosed with an extremely rare and inoperable brain tumour - a rosette-forming glioneuronal tumour, a type of tumour that little is known about and cannot be removed due to its location in her brain. This reality does not stop Stephanie from her tireless efforts to reduce the stigma of having a brain tumour. Learn why Stephanie is urging all Canadians to make every brain tumour count.

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Upcoming Events

  • 19/Aug/2019: Virtual Support Group for Caregivers (Eastern Canada): Virtual Support Group for Caregivers (Eastern Canada)... Learn more >
  • 20/Aug/2019: Groupe de soutien virtuel: Un groupe de soutien virtuel pour personnes touchées par une tumeur... Learn more >
  • 21/Aug/2019: Niagara Region Support Group: Meets at Wellspring Niagara, 3250 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, ON, L2V 4Y6... Learn more >
  • 26/Aug/2019: Greater Sudbury Support Group: Meets at The Parkside Centre, 140 Durham Street, Sudbury, Ontario... Learn more >
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