The prevalence of certain types of cancers are increasing at a faster rate for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people compared to the general population. The increasing cancer rates is just one example of how there is a shift in the health landscape from communicable to chronic disease. This course examines First Nations, Inuit and Métis cancer statistics, as well as impacts of the current healthcare environment. The course also investigates strategies to reduce cancer mortality rates in First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. The course discussion includes:

  • Environmental and support systems in healthcare for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people
  • Effects of living in urban and remote locations
  • Comparison of First Nations, Inuit and Métis and non-Aboriginal cancer statistics for women and men