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Support for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Cancer Patients

The Indigenous Patient Navigator strives to meet the needs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cancer patients. The Navigator is here to support patients and their families through every step of their cancer journey.

Leonard Benoit is the Indigenous Patient Navigator and is here to help:

  • Answer questions about what to expect with upcoming appointments or tests
  • Support patient at clinic visits (attends with patient/family)
  • Introduce patient to health care providers
  • Find more information about cancer and treatment
  • Connect patient/family with spiritual support, as well as support in the community
  • Assist with applications for financial and transportation services
  • Advocate with/and for patient/family to equitably and rightfully conduct ceremonial practices and alternative options as expressed by the patient/family. Some examples are: smudging, cedar bath, pipe ceremony, qulliq/kudlik)

For more information or to set up an appointment with the Indigenous Patient Navigator, contact Leonard Benoit:
Mobile: (647) 309-1794

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