Adult Brain Tumour Support Groups

Brain Tumour Support Groups are a valuable opportunity for people with a brain tumour and their loved ones to share experiences and gain peer support in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.

“I belong to a support group.  I find it very encouraging and appreciate being able to be real there - not brave like I feel I must be for my husband and children...” ~ Melissa.  

Did you know that there are over 230 brain tumour support group meetings held each year across the country?

You can share experiences, pass on knowledge and gain peer support in a confidential and relaxed atmosphere at a monthly Adult Brain Tumour Support Group. Anyone affected by a brain tumour (survivors, patients, caregivers and loved ones) can attend, and new members are always welcome. You are welcome to attend any of these support groups, regardless of where you live.

We also have 5 virtual support groups, which you can attend online, for: 

Ajax, ON London, ON  Sudbury, ON
Algoma District (Sault St. Marie), ON Mississauga, ON Toronto, ON
Burlington, ON Moncton, NB Toronto, ON (affiliated)
Calgary, AB  Montreal, QC Windsor, ON
Edmonton, AB New Glasgow, NS Winnipeg, MB
Fredericton, NB Niagara Region, ON Vancouver, BC (affiliated)
Guelph, ON North Bay, ON Victoria, BC (affiliated)
Halifax, NS Ottawa, ON Virtual - two groups serving Canada
Hamilton, ON (affiliated) Sarnia, ON Soutien Virtuel (French)
Kitchener-Waterloo, ON Saskatoon, SK Virtual - for Caregivers
    Yellowknife
     

Groups meet monthly and are open to those 18 years of age or older. Participants are encouraged to share joys, fears, and day-to-day experiences in a confidential, inclusive environment. Each person chooses whether or not to take part in a discussion and everyone is encouraged to speak for themselves.

One Family's Journey to Support

>Find your local brain tumour support group now<

Brain Tumour Support Groups help survivors, family and caregivers through their journey with a brain tumour in a number of ways:

  • Providing connections with others who have faced life with a brain tumour thereby offering reassurance, reducing feelings of isolation and reinforcing a positive, hopeful attitude.
     
  • Sharing practical information to:
    • Help make informed decisions about brain tumour treatment options;
    • Learn about relevant community resources;
    • Enhance coping skills in order to reduce anxiety, feelings of loss of control and fear of the unknown
    • Talk to others about changes in family roles and the financial strain that can come as a result of a brain tumour diagnosis.

Find a Support Group near you here!

For more information about support groups, please contact us:

Cheryl Bauer
Support Services Specialist
cbauer@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106/ 519-642-7755 ext 400

Todd Goold, RSW
Support Services Specialist
tgoold@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106/ 519-642-7755 ext 237

 


 

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