Aboriginal Cancer Care Program

The Cancer Care Program is a new program launched by VNHS in response to the rising incidence of cancer among Aboriginal people. The program aims to build a community of support for individuals who receive a cancer diagnosis, their families and loved ones as well as cancer survivors. 

The Cancer Care Program also aims to:

  • Increase awareness, prevention and 
  • screening opportunities for early detection of cancer,
  • Create partnerships with existing cancer agencies and programs to build a culturally supportive cancer program within the Medicine Wheel’s four quadrants, and
  • Build on the strengths of Aboriginal people in managing their cancer journey.  

The program offers health kitchens, talking circles, cancer resource information, education, support training as well as elder support. 

Healthy Kitchen-TBA Fall
Aqua Fit - Every Monday 
Pool closure for all of September 2017
Wellness Walks- Wednesday's 2017



Healing Circle -TBA - Fall


Medicine Workshop - 2


UVIC - Self-Management BC


The Aboriginal Cancer Care Program and Self-Management BC/UVIC's -Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health have been working together in the delivery of the following Self-Management workshops:

  • Cancer Thriving and Surviving
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Diabetes 
  • Become a Leader Training

For workshop information check out the website http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca


Next workshop is...

Diabetes Self-Management Program

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a free six-session workshop. The workshop helps people with type 2 diabetes ant their caregivers to better manage symptoms and activities of daliy life. Participants receive the "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" companion book. Participants should attend all six sesions to get the maximum benefit. 

Diabetes Dates

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Cheryl Sacco, Program Coordinator
Aboriginal Cancer Care Program 
Vancouver Native Health Society 
449 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1P5 
e: canceraware@vnhs.net
t:  604-254-9949 ext 224 
fax: 604-254-9948

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