Aboriginal peoples with cancer

Supporting our First Nations, Inuit and Métis patients on the path of well-being
Supporting our Indigenous patients on the path of well-being

Support is available for people with cancer and their families who identify as having First Nations, Inuit or Metis ancestry.

You will be supported from a First Nations perspective by someone of First Nations ancestry. It’s your cancer journey, guided by you with support to address the health of your spirit, your mind, your emotion and your body.

Aboriginal patient navigator

The aboriginal patient navigator works with patients and families by telephone or in person. Support is provided by going to appointments, explaining medical information, seeking traditional practices in care, and more.

To make an appointment with the aboriginal patient navigator talk to a member of your cancer care team contact Dionne Nolan by email or call 613-549-6666 and dial extension 3851. No referral is necessary.

Skennenkowa (great peace to you).

Indigenous all nations healing room

The Indigenous all nations healing room allows Aboriginal patients to gather with family to perform traditional healing practices while in hospital. The room is located on level six of the Connell wing beside the elevator doors and is open at all times for use by KGH patients and their families.

Aboriginal populations believe health is holistic and comprised of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Recognizing and embracing these cultural differences will provide a balance between the highly clinical world of a hospital and spiritual well-being for patients.

Please ask your health-care team about accessing this room.