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First Nations and Métis Cancer Surveillance Program

In 2014, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency began a three year initiative to work together on developing a cancer surveillance program. This $1.07 million program funded through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer  was intended to help determine a method for identifying First Nations and Métis peoples within the healthcare system. By increasing the surveillance of how cancer is impacting First Nations and Métis people, it will give health care providers a better idea of what types of specific programming should be targeted toward these populations.

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Quarterly Update - July-September 2014

As the First Nations and Métis Cancer Surveillance Program gets underway, we want to share
our milestones and achievements, as well as information about upcoming plans and work. Read more...

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What is the cancer surveillance program? 

Cancer is a growing concern among Saskatchewan’s First Nations and Métis people. Creating a cancer surveillance system and gathering first-hand information from First Nations and Métis patients about their experiences is the first step toward improving the health of these populations. Read more...

Video: Working Together

Sandra Youngchief, Director of Health, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan; Riaz Alvi, Director Epidemiology and Performance Measurement, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency; Beverly Whitehawk, Director of Primary Health, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations discuss the national launch of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Control Initiative with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer to improve cancer control with and for First Peoples in rural and remote communities. View the video...

Video: Community Involvement

The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency worked together with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and Métis communities on a cancer surveillance program. Funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the program helped the Cancer Agency to gain insight into how to better serve these communities of people. This video reflects some of the learnings from this partnership. View the video...

News release: Advancing Cancer Control for First Nations and Métis Peoples is Focus of New Partnership

For the first time, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency are all working together to advance cancer care and services for people in the province. Read more...

Memorandum of Understanding

March 24, 2014, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding to work together on developing a First Nations and Métis cancer surveillance system in the province. Read more...

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy. Read more...

 

Inside Cancer Surveillance Program

Cancer is a growing concern among Saskatchewan’s First Nations and Métis people. Creating a cancer surveillance system and gathering first-hand information from First Nations and Métis patients about their experiences is the first step toward improving the health of these populations.

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