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The Aboriginal Cancer Strategy (ACS) III builds on the success of previous cancer strategies by continuing on the path towards health equity and well-being for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. As we move forward on this path, we remain committed to improving upon the achievements made through ACS II in the past three years. These achievements include:

  • Establishing six relationship protocols with Aboriginal groups across Ontario
  • Developing Aboriginal Cancer Plans in concert with hiring 10 Aboriginal Cancer Leads and Patient Navigators
  • Gaining new knowledge of cancer in Aboriginal communities and creating programs to increase cancer awareness

Aboriginal Cancer Strategy III

Working together with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, Cancer Care Ontario is committed to staying focused on the six strategic priorities for the next four years. These priorities are:

  • Building productive relationships
  • Research and surveillance
  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Education

Overall, ACS III provides a comprehensive roadmap for us to address the unique cancer care issues affecting Aboriginal communities and to continue achieving our common goals.

“Our Aboriginal Navigator has been incredible. In order for our work to gain real traction in the region in the field of palliative care, I just don’t think it would have been possible without having the necessary resources in place. Our Navigator also helped to educate the team, and provided cultural sensitivity training to 85% of our staff; this has gone a long way to ensuring that the Cancer Centre is a much more welcoming place for our Aboriginal patients and families.”

— Lindsey Crawford, Regional Vice President, Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program

We are offering certified courses online to better serve the healthcare community – all of which are free and accessible anytime, anywhere. This site offers credits for courses on Cancer Screening, as well as Aboriginal Relationship and Cultural Competency.

Please visit the e-learning site.

Last modified: Tue, Nov 15, 2016
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