Peoples-specific, self-determined care

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 Peoples-specific, self-determined cancer care. 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. Design and deliver First Nations-determined programs and services.
  2. Reduce jurisdictional barriers.
  3. Improve communication, navigation and coordination across the system.

Inuit actions

  1. Design and deliver Inuit-driven programs and services.
  2. Improve coordination and navigation of care.

Métis actions

  1. Design and deliver Métis-determined programs and services.
  2. Reduce jurisdictional barriers and improve communication, navigation and coordination.

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

Improving cancer care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis

Over 130 First Nations, Inuit and Métis governments, organizations and community partners are involved in multiple initiatives and projects.