A Look Back: Resources

Over the last 30 years patients and families have been supported through materials and resources like the Brain Tumour Patient Handbook and the BrainStorm newsletter. Looking back at how the look of the materials and resources has changed is one way to commemorate the milestone of helping so many Canadians affected by a brain tumour. It's worth noting that while the look of materials changes, the content has always been relevant, timely and medically accurate and this continues today.

The first Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada logo and 'look'


Brain Tumour Patient Handbooks

The very first Patient Resource Handbook was compiled by hand by volunteers. The handbook was the first of its kind in the world and continues to be a world leader in providing information and support for brain tumour patients. The handbook continues to be offered free of charge to patients in Canada.

This is the first edition of the Pediatric Brain Tumour Resource Handbook. This resource was designed for parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with a brain tumour. The handbook is distributed across Canada and offers critical information to those supporting a child with a pediatric brain tumour. Like the adult version, the Pediatric Brain Tumour Resource Handbook is distributed free of charge in Canada.


The Adult and Pediatric  Brain Tumour Patient Handbooks were given a bit of a different look as the colours of the organization changed from red to teal. The information contnued to be up to date and relevant for brain tumour patients and families.


The most recent edition of the Patient Resource Handbook. In addition to being available in an Adult version (pictured) and pediatric version,  both versions can also be ordered in French.  In 2011, a new handbook was added to the family with the development of the Non Malignant Brain Tumour Patient Handbook.

Watch for new editions of the handbooks coming in 2012!






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