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Enough love for a lifetime Theresa is a long-time volunteer with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, who decided to get […]
March Break, 2020, in Ontario was unlike any other. The province had shut down schools, leaving parents and teachers – […]
January 25, 2021, was a big day for eight-year old Ethan Hayes and his mom Cindi Shoot. Following a scan […]
Hello, my name is Angélica. It’s been eight years since I was diagnosed with a diffuse brainstem glioma. I was […]
In 2014, when Tracy’s father, Doug, started to become forgetful, he was able to joke about it and pass it […]
“I’m tired.” It wasn’t one big event that caused Taryn Haywood to realize something wasn’t right. It was two words. […]
“I’m not glad I had it, but it taught me a lot,” Stef Scrivens says of her brain tumour. “Looking […]
No matter where you live in Canada, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is here to help. For Natalie Galarnyk and […]
It’s a lottery that no family wants to win. Ten-year old Lukah Labrecque and his aunt, Josee, of Sudbury were […]
Ambitious is one way to describe Walter Robinson. Determined is another. Walter has set an incredible goal for this year’s […]
When I was 16, my younger brother (14 at that time) was diagnosed with two astrocytoma tumours. My memory of […]
Congratulations to our 2021/22 Research Studentship recipients. These three young researchers are enthusiastic about making lasting differences in the field […]
When a young person is diagnosed with a brain tumour, some common concerns often center around body image. When diagnosed […]
Education, empathy, empowerment. With the launch of our new SUPERKIDS education program, we are building knowledge and understanding of brain […]
We all experience change, and as our community knows, nothing changes your view on life more than being diagnosed with a brain tumour. With this change comes feelings of grief.
On this International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate the amazing women in the brain tumour community who have inspired, […]
Children are intelligent, observant and tend to know that something is going on in the adult world even when they […]
When faced with the task of disciplining a child with a severe and potentially life-threatening illness, it is understandable that […]
No parent wants to hear the words, “Your child has a brain tumour.” No child deserves to have one. That’s […]
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is focusing our 2021 research grants on pediatric brain tumours. In the leadup to our […]
We’ve all faced tremendous challenges around access to programs and services since the start of the pandemic. Though our support […]
Every year on January 30, we here at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada pause, reflect, and remember our roots. Thirty-nine […]
If we could sum up 2020 in a single word at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, it’s perseverance… Okay, maybe […]
Each year, the Pam and Rolando Del Maestro Undergraduate Student Research Competition reinforces why we do what we do. To […]
By Todd Goold – Support Services Specialist, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada With the holidays right around the corner many […]
From nowhere to you. London, UK-based singer/songwriter, Rich Ragany (Rich Ragany and the Digressions), is paying tribute to his brother […]
Sometimes all it takes is a little nudge and a lot of curiosity to change the world. For Branavan Manoranjan, […]
In the Sault Ste. Marie home of Kyleigh Provenzano, the coveted Cup of Hope sits high on a shelf, safely […]
In late summer, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada learned the story of Karen and her quest to cycle through the […]
There are few feelings greater than seeing a pediatric brain tumour patient overcome their diagnosis and pursue their life goals. […]
My name is Aaron Allen. I’m a husband, a father of two and a country music singer songwriter. I […]
Nicholas Mikolajewicz is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research at University of Toronto. […]
It’s only fitting now that our Virtual Brain Tumour Walk is complete that we take stock of who we are, […]
We could not have predicted the circumstances leading to our first Virtual Brain Tumour Walk, but the support we received […]
Here we are just days away from our first-ever national Virtual Brain Tumour Walk, and I must say we here […]
Nous voilà à quelques jours de notre première Marche des tumeurs cérébrales virtuelle! Nous devons vous avouer que nous sommes à la fois excités et anxieux…
Hi everyone! My name is Kaitlyn Lawes. Some of you may “know” me from my curling career. For those who […]
“Thank God it’s all in my head!” Barb Clark describes her brain tumour journey as “a comedy act.” If that’s […]
My name is Elizabeth Gyuk and I am a Brain Tumour Survivor! I have been coordinating the Belleville Brain Tumour […]
Alicia is now 20 years old. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just six months old, so having a brain tumour is her normal.
The 2020 Virtual Brain Tumour Walk is approaching fast, with survivors, caregivers and supporters all taking part across Canada. Brain […]
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU, for helping #TurnMayGrey in 2020! Even though the circumstances were different this […]
It was Bob Marley who said, “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” […]
Sometimes the youngest among us can possess the strength of giants. Emme is a perfect example. Diagnosed with a brain […]
One of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s most ardent supporters is now its very first hashtag sponsor! Al’s Flower Pouch […]
London, ON–June 1, 2020 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is elated to announce Canadian broadcasting legend, Alan Cross, as host […]
A caregiver’s journey can be fraught with anxiousness and doubt… Especially when it’s a young child diagnosed with a brain […]
I was the type of person who persevered through all things and felt like I had super powers. I was […]
“WHAT?” “Yes!” “WHAT???” To say Abbey was surprised when her now-fiance Tom proposed to her at the 2019 Yellowknife Brain […]
James has always been a fit man – physically and mentally. It’s just part of who he is.
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is fortunate to have people like Rubie to share their stories and help raise awareness […]
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is proud to announce the recipients of our 2020 Studentship Research Grants, Peter Liu, and […]
Chef Christine Tizzard is well known for her culinary innovation and vibrant recipes. In addition to her many television appearances, […]
New figures released by the Brain Tumour Registry of Canada (BTRC) are providing an historic first snapshot of survival rates […]
It’s okay to not be okay. During tough times, we often forget to remind ourselves of this simple truth. This […]
Today, May 1, marks the start of Brain Tumour Awareness Month in Canada. For 27 Canadians, it’s also the day […]
Grateful for a brain tumour? It’s not something that you’d expect to hear from anyone however, brain tumour survivor Jedro […]
Attending a brain tumour walk event was one of the best things for Katt Szedetzki as she recovered from her […]
Happy National Volunteer Week! Myself and all the staff here at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would like to applaud […]
Le 26 septembre dernier, le destin a fait en sorte que notre vie ne serait plus jamais la même. Nous avons appris que notre petit coco, Félix-Antoine, 4 ans, était atteint d'une tumeur cérébrale très agressive, un glioblastome.
Taite Boomer was an ‘all-around Canadian kid’ who kept his friends close and exuded hope even throughout the most difficult […]
We tip our hats to you, Canada! This past October, we launched our second annual Hats for Hope campaign, and […]
We are so excited to present our new website! We hope that you will find this new website easy to navigate, and still full of the credible information that you expect from us.
Interested in learning more about brain tumours? Come to a free event, October 26, 2019, in London, Ontario. Anyone interested in brain tumours is welcome!
An additional opportunity for you if you are actively searching for a clinical trial or curious if there is a clinical trial for you.
Clinical trials test health-related “interventions” to see how they work. Clinical trials often answer questions about interventions like: Is it safe?
Can a piece of paper and a smartphone lead to improvements in brain surgery? That’s the hope of a team based at the Western University in London, ON.
It has been wonderful seeing so many people at our 22 Brain Tumour Walk events this year. More than 8,800 […]
Undergoing research can be like walking through a forest. One minute the path in front of you is clear, then it’s blocked. The blockage may lead to a whole new path being created.
What can having data about the incidence and prevalence of brain tumours in Canada mean to researchers and patients?
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, a small but dedicated group gathered in Hamilton, Ontario. The majority of the audience was made up of Undergraduate students.
Did you know that over 700 people volunteer each year with us to further the brain tumour cause and help those in the brain tumour community?
Sometimes opportunities seem too good to be true. Last year, I was told about an opportunity that I almost missed out on, as it seemed that way.
Stephanie knows how difficult treating a rare brain tumour can be all too well. At age 38, the mother of […]
There are so many ways you can help make a difference in the lives of patients and families today.
Reach out for support, education and information and to learn about research.