printemailclick to share buttonfacebooktwitterlinkedin
The Joint Cancer Care Ontario- Aboriginal Cancer Committee (JOACC)

The JOACC provides overall guidance and advice to Cancer Care Ontario as it develops and implements strategies to reduce the incidence of cancer among Ontario’s Aboriginal populations.

The committee is made up of Aboriginal representatives from each of the nine provincial/territorial Aboriginal organizations (PTOs), including a representative from the Independent First Nations and representatives from Cancer Care Ontario. JOACC receives spiritual guidance and support from an Aboriginal Elder and is co-chaired by one member representing the Aboriginal organizations and one member representing Cancer Care Ontario.

Provincial Aboriginal Organizations Cancer Care Ontario

Rotating co-chair:

  • Nishnawbe-Aski Nation
  • Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians
  • Union of Ontario Indians
  • Grand Council Treaty #3
  • Independent First Nations
  • Métis Nation of Ontario
  • Ontario Native Women’s Association
  • Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres

Department of Prevention & Screening:

  • Vice President (co-chair)
  • ACCU staff
  • Surveillance Unit Director (Division of Population Studies & Surveillance)
  • Prevention (as needed)
  • Screening (as needed)


  • Regional Vice-Presidents (to rotate)
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Medical Advisor
Membership - Aboriginal Elders (4)
Last modified: Tue, Jun 26, 2012
cancer care ontario | action cancer ontario   620 University Avenue Toronto Ontario, Canada M5G 2L7   Phone: 416.971.9800 Fax: 416.971.6888

Please help improve the quality of our website by answering 10 brief questions in our online survey. Would you like to participate?