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“Let’s take a stand against…Colorectal Cancer!” regional training session launch

Train-the-trainer education sessions across the province provided colorectal cancer prevention and screening knowledge transfer opportunities to health service providers working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

"Let’s take a stand against…Colorectal Cancer!" regional training session

Colorectal cancer rates among First Nations people in Ontario have risen rapidly over the last four decades. To help improve understanding and awareness; build capacity for colorectal cancer education; and promote access to screening, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has developed the “Let’s take a stand against...Colorectal Cancer!” train-the-trainer project, which supports the province-wide screening program, ColonCancerCheck.

1,700 toolkits distributed

To date more than 1,700 “Let’s take a stand against.…Colorectal Cancer!” toolkits have been distributed to First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Aboriginal and mainstream organizations and service providers. Toolkit materials and resources are intended to educate front line health service providers working in Aboriginal communities on cancer incidence in the First Nations population, risk factors, prevention and screening, which in turn will assist them with facilitating knowledge transfer to community members.

More than 350 health service providers trained across Ontario

Cancer Care Ontario launched the health service provider education component of the “Let’s take a stand against...Colorectal Cancer!” initiative in the Fall of 2009. To date, 27 train-the-trainer sessions have been held across the province with more than 350 health service providers trained.

To learn more about these sessions, see the regional training session overview


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Last modified: Tue, Dec 20, 2011
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