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.
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.
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
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.
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, 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.
“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.
“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.