Parental Support Group

Shortly after Tiffany Agnew, Braedon’s Mom, launched The Braedon Foundation she realized there was a need in our community for a support group for the parents of children with a critical illness. Being the mom of a child who experienced two life-threatening illnesses in his short eight-teen years here on earth, Tiffany experienced the emotional rollercoaster and the toll it takes on the entire family first hand. 

We are pleased to invite any parent in NB who has a child with critical illness to The Braedon Foundation Support Group.

Meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently hosting our meetings online and will be until a vaccine is available. We know your kids have weakened immune systems and we want to help protect them while still providing you with the emotional support you need.

Click the button below to get registered and we will email you all the details.

Meet your Volunteer Counsellor!!!

Canadia Certified Counsellor, Board Member Kira Howard, B.A., BEd., MEd., C.C.C

Kira is a long time friend of the foundation’s founder Tiffany Angew and has been an honorary Auntie to Braedon since birth so the foundation and the support group are near and dear to her heart.  She works as a school counsellor for the Anglophone South District and is in the process of setting up a private counselling therapy practice in the Saint John area.


“The Braedon Foundation support group has shown me that I am not alone, that there are others that understand and can help. It’s given me a second family to love and support me through everything”.

-Courtney Glazier

“Being able to walk with people on a similar journey as me has been life changing. There is nothing more powerful than knowing you’re not alone.”

-Katrina McElhinney

“Going through the diagnosis and treatment for your child’s life-threatening illness is traumatic and isolating. Being able to connect with other parents who have similar experiences is extremely helpful. Not only does it normalize and validate our thoughts and feelings, it provides a level support that would otherwise be hard to find. I am very grateful to have access to a support group who celebrates with us when things are going well and who helps us through the rough days.”

-Jan Gootjes 

“This support group is exactly what I needed! Being able to be with other parents who can relate to what I am going through and who can share their stories has made me not feel so alone while caring for a child with critical illness. I can’t thank Tiffany and Kira enough for their love and support during the most time of our lives.”

-Pam Jackson