Culturally appropriate care closer to home

Three priorities were identified through an engagement approach co-created with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Elders, governments and Advisors; National Indigenous Organizations; and other partners, including knowledge holders, families, cancer survivors and community leaders. The approach was grounded in reconciliation and was both distinctions-based and Peoples-specific.

This priority focuses on culturally appropriate care closer to home. Content for this priority will be coming in summer 2022.

Learn how the Peoples-specific, self-determined priorities and indicators were developed.

First Nations actions

  1. Recognize and reflect the First Nations wholistic approach to health and wellness.
  2. Recognize and eliminate the impacts of racism within the system.
  3. Provide equitable access to basic health supports and cancer services.
  4. Provide more services closer to home and improve the journey for those who must travel to access care.
  5. Improve understanding of cancer and the cancer journey.

Inuit actions

  1. Provide equitable access to cancer services closer to home.
  2. Improve travel policies.
  3. Incorporate Inuit wholistic approaches to health and wellness in cancer care.
  4. Recognize and eliminate racism within the system.
  5. Improve access to basic health supports.
  6. Improve understanding of cancer and the cancer journey.

Métis actions

  1. Provide equitable access to resources, programs and care across the cancer continuum.
  2. Create a wholistic system that is responsive to Métis culture.
  3. Recognize and eliminate racism within the system.
  4. Improve access to basic health supports.
  5. Improve understanding of cancer and the cancer journey.

Download the companion data for priorities specific to First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

Improving cancer care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis

Learn how the Partnership is working with partners to support patients travelling from the north for cancer care.