There are so many ways you can help make a difference in the lives of patients and families today.
A brain tumour diagnosis can have wide-reaching effects. If you find yourself in need of financial support for food, clothing, rent, utilities, or household items, there is support for you.
You may also find that you need childcare, disability or accessibility supports, personal care, or other community services. All provinces and territories in Canada offer a 211 Service with a searchable database and/or the opportunity to speak with someone who can connect you with necessary resources.
211 Services can be reached by dialing or texting 211, or through their website here: https://211.ca/
You can often find similar supports through your region’s government website. Additionally, the Government of Canada provides Income Assistance for a variety of demographics.
More information can be found here:
Furthermore, the Canadian Cancer Society has a list of financial supports broken down nationally and regionally, which can be found here: https://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/financial-supports-by-province/?region=on
The Canadian Cancer Society also has a database of community supports, which can be found here: https://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/find-services-in-your-area/?region=on
We hope that these resources support you as you move through this new land.
Brain Tumour Organizations
Brain Injury Associations
Other brain health and fitness