Project looks to improve access to cancer care in Métis citizens living in rural, remote areas – Winnipeg Sun

May 15, 2023

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has announced funding for six projects they say will work to remove inequities and barriers that many face when seeking cancer-related health care in Canada, including one that will see the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) look to improve access to cancer care and improve cancer outcomes for Métis citizens living in rural and remote areas.

CCS announced the launch of its Health Equity Research Grants program last year as part of a broader strategy the organization said it implemented to “advance cancer-related health equity across the country.”

At the time, CCS said that any project that applied for funding through the program would be considered if it addressed the “systemic, structural, and institutional factors that sustain health disparities in Canada.”

They also asked that any projects looking for funding be co-created by people affected by cancer and affected by “structural marginalization” in cancer care systems in this country.

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