Virtual Support Group Caregivers

Virtual Brain Tumour Support Group for Caregivers

There are now five online groups:
two groups for patients and survivors in Western Canada and Eastern Canada
a group for French language speakers 
or keep reading for these groups for Caregivers of those affected by a brain tumour in Eastern & Western Canada. 

Meetings are online, on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30 pm EST, unless there is a holiday on that day (February & May in 2019) when the meeting will move to the following week. 

NEW Second Group! Due to popular demand and to accommodate different time zones, we will be adding a second group for Western Canada. Meetings are online, on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm MST (9:30 pm EST), starting in September 2019. 

Please join whichever group is more convenient for your schedule, or both!

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. Find technical requirements at the bottom of this page.  

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, or this poster for the Virtual Support Group for Caregivers in Western Canada (launching in September 2019).

Share This

Featured Story

Janet and Adam's Story: Beating the odds to share another birthday together

Turning the same age, on the same day as my husband, never gets old. They call us, Astro-Twins. According to many different sources, the odds were low that it would have lasted. His Auntie May discouraged it from the start saying, “You are both Sagittarians and should NOT be together.” My daughter Isobel did a quick calculation. Fun fact. In a group of 100 people there is a 2.8% chance of two people having the same birthday.

Learn more

Spotlight

Lawrence's Story: Be happy, live happy

Lawrence, a successful businessman, is not one to take a decline in memory lightly. Lawrence was in Winnipeg, at home on leave from his...

Learn more

Alicia's Story: You gotta laugh every day

It’s hard to capture an infectious giggle in words, but that’s exactly what you get when you speak to Alicia. Alicia is now 20 years...

Learn more

Upcoming Events

  • 16/Dec/2019: Virtual Support Group for Caregivers (Eastern Canada): Virtual Support Group for Caregivers (Eastern Canada)... Learn more >
  • 16/Dec/2019: Guelph Support Group: Meets at Hospice Wellington, Community Program Room, 795 Scottsdale Avenue,... Learn more >
  • 17/Dec/2019: New Glasgow Support Group: Meets at East Haven Manor, 695 East River Road in New Glasgow, NS ... Learn more >
  • 18/Dec/2019: Ottawa Support Group: Meets at the Maplesoft Centre at 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON.... Learn more >
View All Events >
Thank you to the donors whose contributions make this website and all programs, services and research possible.

Copyright © 2019 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Charitable Registration #BN118816339RR0001