Indigenous Health

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Region is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis people (FNIM) and has the largest reserve in the country. Screening is a critical cancer control strategy and Ontario has organized breast, cervical and colon cancer screening programs, however participation rates for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples are lower than the general population (Aboriginal Cancer Strategy III, pg. 20).

The Regional Cancer Program has a Regional Indigenous Care Lead, an Indigenous Patient Navigator and an Indigenous Outreach Worker. To learn more about these roles and how to contact them please click here.

Indigenous Patient Navigator referral form