Patient Support

Cancer Care Coordinator

The Cancer Care Coordinator is located in Stanton Territorial Hospital, Clinic Services. The Cancer Care Coordinator is a nurse with oncology experience. The Cancer Care Coordinator is available to cancer patients throughout the NWT and Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. The Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to provide patient and family education, assist patients in seeking out resources and supports, and assistance in navigating the cancer care system in the NWT. Patients can be referred to the Cancer Care Coordinator through their physician. The Coordinator can be reached at 867-669-4310, toll-free 1-866-313-7989 or by e-mail at cancer_care_coordinator@gov.nt.ca

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:

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. 

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. 

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.