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Cancer Care and First Nations: A National Picture

Cancer Care and First Nations: A National Picture

By understanding the unique health concerns and obstacles First Nations must overcome, we can work together to improve First Nations’ cancer patient experience.

Cancer Care and Inuit: A National Picture

Cancer Care and Inuit: A National Picture

By understanding the challenges that Inuit experience we can work together to improve the cancer patient experience.

Cancer Care and Métis: A National Picture

Cancer Care and Métis: A National Picture

By understanding the challenges that Métis experience, we can work together to improve the cancer patient experience.

 
 
Chief Stan Beardy

Early Detection, the Path to the Good Life

Assembly of First Nations Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy talks about his experience as a colorectal cancer survivor, and the benefits to screening and early detection.

Social Determinants of Inuit Health in Canada

Social Determinants of Inuit Health in Canada

This comprehensive review of Social Determinants of Inuit Health in Canada was developed by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and its National Inuit Committee on Health (NICoH) with expertise from the Inuit Public Health Task Group, in response to the disproportionate health challenges Inuit face compared to non-Inuit Canadians.

A Man’s Story: Prostate Cancer in the Aboriginal Community

A Man’s Story: Prostate Cancer in the Aboriginal Community

Facilitated by Prostate Cancer Canada and its Network in Thunder Bay, “A Man’s Story” is a video on prostate cancer in the Aboriginal community in Ontario, and the importance of its early detection and treatment.

 
 
Cancer Care Ontario – Improving Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People: Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Strategy II

Cancer Care Ontario – Improving Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People: Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Strategy II

This paper examines the incidence of cancer among First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Ontario, and addresses the social determinants contributing to this health inequity.

Inuit Cancer Glossary

Inuit Cancer Glossary

Available in English and 5 Inuktitut dialects, this glossary helps to improve communication and understanding of cancer terms. Inuit and health service providers are encouraged to use this glossary of terms.

Reducing the impact of cancer among First Nations, Inuit and Metis logo

Reducing the impact of cancer among First Nations, Inuit and Métis

Rates of common cancers have increased among First Nations, Inuit and Métis in the past few decades and in some populations are now at or above the rates of the general Canadian population.

 
 
Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

A conversation with Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers, Family Physician for Fort Chipewyan and Standoff, Medical Lead for the Aboriginal Health Program for Alberta Health Services South Zone, provides practical advice for physicians working with people in rural and northern communities.

Alan Polchies

Telling our stories: First Nations and Inuit perspectives

“It’s very close-knit in our communities; we know one another. I’m practically related to everybody in this community one way or another. You know to me they’re all my brothers and sisters and at the end of the day I knew I had to have a communications plan in place because of the role that I had to play in this community.” Alan, band councilor for St. Mary’s First Nation.

The cancer patient journey for First Nations peoples logo

The cancer patient journey for First Nations peoples

“If you just focus on the disease, you miss the whole person.” For many First Nations people in Canada, getting cancer treatment isn’t as simple as driving to the nearest hospital. This infographic shows just how complicated it can be.