Métis Nation of Alberta Supports

These programs and services were developed to support you and your loved ones on your cancer journey.
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Indigenous Supports

Cancer Journey

AHS Prevention & Screening
Learn how to reduce your risk and access cancer screening programs.

Newly Diagnosed with Cancer
AHS has compiled useful information for those who are newly diagnosed, including what to expect, how to prepare for treatment, resources, and additional supports.

Information About Treatment
Here you will find information and supports about your treatment and tools for managing side effects.

  • Canadian Cancer Society
    This website can help answer your questions about cancer, and provide community and connection during your journey.
  • Accommodation
    Here is a list of comfortable, supportive, and affordable places to stay while receiving cancer treatment.
  • Transportation — Wheels of Hope
    For those who need short-term financial assistance to cover some costs of traveling to cancer treatments.
  • Hope Air
    This organization provides flights and accommodations for those in financial need traveling for medical appointments.

Supportive Care and Living Well
This organization can help you and your family cope with the more difficult feelings and challenges as they arise.

  • Cancer Chat Canada
    Here you can find professionally led online support groups for Canadians impacted by cancer.
  • Classes, Groups, & Events
    AHS lists different in-person and online supports for those impacted by cancer.
  • Cleaning for a Reason
    This non-profit organization offers free home cleaning to those living with cancer.
  • Gracefully Yours
    This company helps women enjoy greater comfort with mastectomy lingerie, swimwear, breast forms, and post-surgery accessories.
  • Queering Cancer
    Here you can find cancer information and resources for the LGBTQ2S+ community
  • Wellspring
    Wellspring Alberta operates two centres in Calgary, one in Edmonton and offers a full range of programs online and by phone to support the emotional, social, and practical needs of those living with cancer.
  • Young Adult Cancer Canada
    This website features different resources created for young adults going through their own cancer journey.

After Treatment
AHS created this webpage to help and support those who have completed their treatment.

Palliative & End of Life Care
AHS has compiled resources to help during this difficult time.

  • Canadian Virtual Hospice
    This website can provide you with resources if you are dealing with advanced illness, palliative care, and grief.
  • Living my Culture
    The Canadian Virtual Hospice also built this page as a place where people from various cultures can share their own stories.

Types of Cancer

  • Kidney Cancer Canada
    This charity provides support, education, and advocacy for care pathways and treatment options.
  • Kids with Cancer Society
    This website provides unique programs and vital services for children and their families.
  • Lung Cancer Canada
    Canada’s leading resource for lung cancer education, patient support, research, and advocacy.
  • Myeloma Canada
    Here you can find general information about treatment options, a patient handbook, and support programs.
  • Ovarian Cancer Canada
    This website can provide you with a comprehensive guide to inform your journey and online community support.
  • Prostate Cancer
    The Canadian Cancer Society also provides support groups for those living with prostate cancer, survivors, and their loved ones.
  • Prostate Cancer Centre
    This website provides support to those diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families through access to personalized care, research, and education.
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
    This agency implements the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control, provides information on the different types of cancer, and the different stages of the cancer journey.
  • Rethink Breast Cancer
    This international movement provides education while empowering and advocating for people impacted by breast cancer.
  • Thyroid Cancer Canada
    This organization provides information and support for those with thyroid cancer, survivors, and their loved ones.