The Supportive Care Program helps individuals and their families in Northeastern Ontario deal with the psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and physical concerns cause by cancer.
Navigator - Indigenous Health: provides support and advocacy for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cancer patients and their families across Northeastern Ontario.
Medicine Lodge Keeper: ensures that all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis patients, their families and health care providers are offered the opportunity to use the Medicine Lodge for health and well-being.
Dietitians: help you plan what foods you will need to maintain your strength and provide your body with good nutrition despite any side effects of treatments you may experience.
Social Workers: help you and your family cope with the diagnosis, prepare for treatment, get through treatment, as well as assist in accessing community resources.
Physiotherapists: help you deal with the physical effects of cancer and maintain mobility during and after treatment.
Speech Language Pathologists: help you with difficulties with speaking and/or difficulties with swallowing, as a result of cancer of the head and neck.
Psychiatrist: assesses and treats psychological and emotional problems that may interfere with the ability to cope with a cancer diagnosis or treatments.
Individual, family and group services are available for adults and children. Referrals can be made by any of your health care team members or you can call to refer yourself.
Most services are available in French and English and available closer to home through telemedicine. Our team respects cultural diversity.
For more information, please contact the Supportive Care Program at 705-522-6237, ext. 2175 or toll free at 1-877-228-1822, ext. 2175.