Patient Support

Cancer Navigation Program

The Cancer Navigation Program is a program available to all NWT residents. It consists of specialty trained nurses and a social worker, who are available to help support those affected by cancer (themselves or their loved ones) through all stages of the cancer journey. They can be contacted directly through email or telephone, or through a referral from one of your NWT health care providers. 

Toll Free: 1-866-313-7989
Cancer Nurse Navigators (opt. 3) 
Oncology Medical Social Worker (opt. 4)

Cancer Nurse Navigators: 
Oncology Medical Social Worker: 

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. 

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.


NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group

The NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group (Action Group) is an active, volunteer, non-profit board dedicated to promoting breast health, fostering hope, and easing the journey of Northerners impacted by breast and other cancers. 

The Action Group supports and advocates for those impacted by breast and other cancers; creates resources; collaborate with individuals, communities, organizations, and policy makers; and, initiates and implements relevant, innovative programming to support people.  

For programming, peer support meetings and resources, check out the FaceBook page for the latest dates, visit the website or email directly to