Journey Across the Island: First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Strategy Development and Practice Change Implementation Initiative

Meadow landscape refreshment with sunray and golden bokeh.
Beautiful sunrise in the mountain.

Journey Across the Island is an initiative of the Provincial Cancer Care Program (PCCP) of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) in collaboration with Indigenous partners located on the island portion of the province (Miawpukek First Nation and Qalipu First Nation). The purpose of this project is to improve the quality and accessibility of care provided to Indigenous cancer patients and their families throughout their cancer journey. This goal will primarily be achieved by increasing the amount of relevant resources and information available to health care providers and Indigenous community members and developing action plans to address any identified issues with cancer care.

The main areas of focus for the project will include: Transitions in Care – Cancer Care Journey, Burden of Cancer – Scorecard, and the development of a Provincial Indigenous Cancer Care Strategy. The importance of understanding how cancer affects a community is part of developing supports and resources, and for the community it helps in the allocation of resources and how they can better support the patient and family.

If you would like to take part in community engagement sessions, talk about your cancer journey, or have any questions in general about this project, please feel free to contact the project lead: Rebecca Whalen, or (709) 725-0736.