Virtual Support Groups

Virtual Brain Tumour Support Groups

There are five online groups:
a group for French language speakers 
two groups for Caregivers (Eastern & Western Canada)
or keep reading for these groups below for patients and survivors in Western Canada, and Eastern Canada! 

Meetings are online, on the dates below for the Eastern and Western Canada groups.

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:

  • If you cannot attend an existing in-person support group location 
  • 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.

Virtual Support Group Meeting Dates and Times

Western Canada

Eastern Canada
Once a month, every 2nd Tuesday from 8:00 – 9:15 pm 
(Mountain/Calgary Time), 7:00 - 8:15 pm PST
Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:15 pm 
(Toronto/Eastern Time)
December 11, 2018  December 13, 2018
January 8, 2019  January 10, 2019
  January 24, 2019
  February 7, 2019
February 12, 2019  February 21, 2019 
  March 7, 2019
March 12, 2019  March 21, 2019
  April 4, 2019
April 9, 2019 April 18, 2019
  May 2, 2019
May 14, 2019 May 16, 2019
  May 30, 2019 
June 11, 2019  June 13, 2019 
  June 27, 2019
July 9, 2019  July 18, 2019 
August 13, 2019  August 15, 2019 
September 10, 2019 September 12, 2019 
  September 26, 2019
October 8, 2019 October 10, 2019
  October 24, 2019
  November 7, 2019
November 12, 2019 November 21, 2019
  December 5, 2019
December 10, 2019 December 19, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Virtual Support Groups.
 

 

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