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.
These reports present results from community need assessments aiming to improve end-of-life care in four First Nations communities.
The Inuit Cancer Control in Canada Baseline Report provides context for the cancer pathways for Inuit.
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.
Dr. André Corriveau, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Department of Health and Social Services, Northwest Territories, outlines the challenges for First Nations, Inuit and Métis with regards to cancer control in the North, and discusses the Northwest Territories’ cancer control strategy.
These resources aim to help health-care professionals provide culturally safe health-care environments when caring for First Nations, Inuit and Métis patients.
Developed by Saint Elizabeth, @YourSide Colleague is an online professional development and knowledge sharing program that delivers knowledge to health-care providers working in First Nation communities that face barriers such as distance, severe weather and staff shortages when seeking access to information about prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, palliative and end-of-life care.