For First Nations, Inuit & Métis Communities

The Central Regional Cancer Program partners with the Aboriginal Cancer Control Unit at Cancer Care Ontario to provide culturally sensitive cancer information and programs to First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNIM) communities.

General Resources About Cancer

This Cancer 101 video was produced to give First Nations communities an overview of cancer and answer many of their questions:

Silent Enemy — a Graphic Story for Youth 

Silent Enemy Book CoverIf you are a youth (about 14 to 24 years-of-age) or work with young people in this age group, check Silent Enemy comic or graphic story.

When their father is diagnosed with lung cancer, Silent Enemy tells the story of a family facing the realities of treatment together. Set against the backdrop of a journey through a snowy landscape, Silent Enemy explores the truth about what a cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery are all about, as well as ways to help prevent cancer.

To learn about how Silent Enemy was produced, visit this page.

(If you have challenges opening this document, click/tap here for help.)

Cancer Screening Fact Sheets

To learn about breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening, check the following fact sheets. These fact sheets were produced by Cancer Care Ontario and its FNIM partners:

First Nations

Inuit

Métis

(If you have challenges opening these documents, click/tap here for help.)


Aboriginal Tobacco Program

aboriginal-tobacco-program-bannerThe Aboriginal Tobacco Program at Cancer Care Ontario works with FNIM partners to reduce and prevent commercial tobacco addiction.  This program includes helping partners become ‘tobacco-wise,’ by reducing and preventing commercial tobacco addiction. Learn about this program through its website.


Learn More

To learn about resources to help healthcare providers care for patients from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, visit: Education & Learning

Photo Source: Cancer Care Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Control Unit