Helpful Links

Choose NWT

Choose is the public face of the Healthy Choices Framework, a GNWT-wide initiative to encourage and support NWT residents to make healthy and safe choices. The site contains written and video resources.

NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group

For nearly two decades, the NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group has worked to improve breast health and breast cancer information, services, and support available to NWT women. They implement a number of initiatives such as Healing Through Art workshops, survivor retreats, and peer support.

NWT Quitline 1-866-286-5099

Smoke from cigarettes, marijuana, or other drugs is a primary cause of cancer. Cigarette smoking alone is responsible for more than 85% of lung cancers across Canada, and is either a direct cause or a contributing factor in many other cancers such as colorectal, cervical, breast, and prostate cancers. Although non-smokers can also develop cancers, preventing or quitting smoking is the single most important way to decrease your overall risk of cancer.

The NWT Quitline is a toll-free, confidential telephone helpline for people who want to quit smoking. Services include:

  • Tobacco cessation counselling;
  • Personalized call-back program;
  • Information material;
  • Translation services for all NWT languages; and
  • Telephone helpline 24 hours a day, every day.

Northern Health Services Network

To see the brochure, please click here

The Northern Health Services Network helps NWT residents to coordinate their care and support while in Edmonton. They have significant experience coordinating treatment and discharge care as well as access to equipment and supplies for cancer patients, and liaises with the Cross Cancer Institute, Stanton Territorial Hospital, and the patient’s community health center. All staff members have nursing experience in Canada’s north and can advocate on behalf of northern clients to meet their linguistic, cultural, and spiritual needs.

Alberta CancerBRIDGES

Alberta CancerBRIDGES (Building Research Innovation into the Development and Growth of Excellence in Survivorship) aims to provide cancer survivors with knowledge and support to help them live their lives to the fullest.

Alberta Cancer Foundation

The Alberta Cancer Foundation promotes research, early detection, and programs to improve the cancer journey for all those affected by the disease.

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services offers programs and services that aim to provide patients and their families with quality care.

Cross Cancer Institute

  • Patient Information Sessions:
    • The Cross Cancer Institute provides new patient information sessions on a weekly basis. Topics discussed include:
      • Overview of available services and resources
      • Coping mechanisms for dealing with emotional stresses and challenges of living with cancer
      • How to be actively involved in your cancer care
      • Hospital facility orientation
    • Sessions are held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-11:30AM in the Zane Feldman Auditorium (2nd floor CCI).
      • To register for a session please call: 780-432-8456
  • Preparing for Chemotherapy
    • An informational session about chemotherapy treatment, facilitated by a nurse and is approximately 1.5 hours in length. Classes are located in Area D of the Cross Cancer Institute.
  • Psychosocial and Spiritual Resources – Spiritual Care Services
    • Our multidisciplinary team offers support to patients and their families, serving the full range of their spiritual, psychological, emotional, and social needs throughout their care at the Cross Cancer Institute. Call to book an appointment or ask about support groups.
    • Address: Suite 432, 111 Avenue & Groat Road, Westmount Shopping Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 3L7
    • Phone: 780-643-4303/4304

Cancer Chat Canada

Cancer chat is an online source of support for cancer patients, caregivers, and family and friends. The online support system is facilitated by professionals.

Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a community organization that supports cancer research, provides information on all cancer types, organizes community programs, and leads initiatives in cancer prevention. The Canadian Cancer Society website contains information about the following services and more:

The Canadian Cancer Society office in Yellowknife is located at #207 4817 49 Street. Their number is 867-920-4428.

The Canadian Cancer Society office in Edmonton is located at #201 9452 51 Avenue. Their number is 780-455-7181.

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer works with other health related organizations to improve the services available (screening, research, treatment delivery, etc.) for those affected by cancer.

CancerView Canada

CancerView Canada is a site that connects Canadians to cancer services, information and resources. There is a Community of Information page with resources on cancer control for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. On this page, there are videos where people share their personal cancer journeys as well as a knowledge circle with links to publications and research on cancer prevention, testing, treatment, and living with cancer.

Lung Cancer Canada

Lung Cancer Canada promotes awareness about lung cancer and provides information and support for people with lung cancer.

@YourSide Colleague

One of the key initiatives of the Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Program is @YourSide Colleague, a secure web-based learning and knowledge-sharing program that provides many internet-based health courses (including Cancer Care) to First Nations communities. All of the courses were developed in collaboration with community-based health care providers from participating First Nation communities and are offered at no cost to the communities.

Union for International Cancer Control

The Union for International Cancer Control aims to bring together various individual cancer organizations together to fight cancer on a global scale.


LIVESTRONG provides cancer information and support for patients and survivors.