Support At Home

Just because we’re self-isolating doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected.

Welcome to #SupportAtHome.

 

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s #SupportAtHome campaign is all about staying connected during this time of isolation.

In order to meet the needs of our support group community, many of our in-person groups are now meeting online. Scroll down for upcoming group meeting dates and times.

Our Facebook Q&A and Community Call-In sessions let you speak directly with our support staff in real time, all across Canada.

We’ve also introduced our #SupportAtHome concert series, with special shows from talented artists dedicated to the brain tumour community.

And for the kids in our BrainWAVE and GOcervo programs, we have some fun and challenging activities to keep busy during isolation.

While we can’t be there for you in-person, we will continue to do everything we can to close the distance online.

VIRTUAL SUPPORT – Ask away

We’re excited to announce two new virtual #SupportAtHome initiatives – Facebook Q&A and Community Call-In – to connect you with our support staff in an open and meaningful way.

(Brought to you by our Support Group Program)

Facebook Q&A – Ask a Support Services Specialist

With Todd Goold and Denis Raymond


Thursday afternoons from 1-3pm EDT

Join our excellent Support Services Specialists each Thursday on facebook from 1-3pm EDT for one-on-one question and answer time. These informal sessions will be conducted through facebook messenger, and provide a great insight from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s amazing support staff.

Weekly sessions will alternate between Todd (EN) and Denis (EN/FR).

 

 


Community Call-In

With Janic Gorayeb and Todd Goold
Date: TBD

Got a question about support? Worried about your appointments being rescheduled at a later date? Or just want to do a check in and chat? We are all grieving different things at this time and we want you to know we are here for you. We will do our best to answer questions for you and / or direct you to the right person on your health care team or within your community for more information.

Register soon.

 


VIRTUAL SUPPORT

May Virtual Support Group Dates
May 19 – Edmonton Support Group (now virtual) 7 – 8:30pm (MDT)
May 20 – Calgary Support Group – 6:30 – 8:30pm (MDT)
May 20 – Winnipeg In-Person Virtual Support Group – 6pm-7:30pm (CST)
May 25 – Sudbury Support Group (now virtual) – 6 – 7:30pm (EST)
May 27 – Toronto Virtual Support Group – 1 – 2:30pm (EST)
(NOTE: Meetings have gone virtual and are now twice a month, once on the 15th and on the fourth Wednesday of the month)
May 27 – Burlington Support Group (now virtual) – 7 – 8:30pm (EST)

Virtual support group services

Patients & Survivors
Caregivers 
One-on-One support  
Private Facebook Support Groups

One-On-One Support is Available:
Contact Support Staff today: 1-800-265-5106 or locally 519-642-7755. Calls are answered Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (EST).

Email us here.

LIVE CONCERT SERIES

As part of our #SupportAtHome program, we present live concerts by several local artists.

#SupportAtHome Concert with Darren Powers

Join us Tuesday, May 19 at 3pm EST for a #SupportAtHome concert featuring singer/songwriter Darren Powers. This is the fourth in our home concert series, and will be streamed live on Powers’ facebook page.
About the artist:
Darren has been honing his skills of songcraft and performance with nearly 20 years of experience throughout his home region of Southern Ontario. His music captures the gritty spirit of classic Americana – grounded in truth and realism – exploring tales of loss and redemption with a raw sensitivity. 2020 marks the debut of Darren’s first album release – False Bravado – recorded at Quiet Earth Studios with the help of noted Canadian musicians and producers. The album will be officially launched Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at Quiet Earth with a special immersive concert experience featuring a live multi-media album performance.

PAST CONCERTS:

Darren Powers Live Concert – May 19, 2020

Nathalie Renault Live Concert – May 9, 2020

Aaron Allen Live Concert – April 30, 2020

John Shrier performs songs for smiles – April 8, 2020

FAMILY FUN

Keep your mind sharp while having some fun with these #SupportAtHome activities.

Brain-Buster: Birds, Brains and Elephants

Put your math skills to the test by figuring out how many brains it takes to weigh as much as an elephant! Brains not your thing?

How many hummingbirds in a robin? How many robins in an elephant? Download this activity page and get calculating!

DOWNLOAD PDF

 

CHECK OUT OUR OTHER FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES

OTHER INITIATIVES

Here are other activities that are part of our #SupportAtHome program.

Brain Music/Musique pour le Cerveau

Add your song to our list!

Thanks to your wonderful suggestions, we’ve created a ‘Brain Music’ Spotify playlist created by the brain tumour community for the brain tumour community. Listen here. If you have a song you want to add, visit our Brain Music page and submit your choice and a few words about why it’s the song that lifts you up.

Visit our Brain Music page