Mi'kmaq Cancer Care Strategy

The Mi’kmaw Cancer Care Strategy is a 3-year funded initiative through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. The Union of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq manages all aspects of the project on behalf of all 13 Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia. Our project objectives are based on 5 core pillars:

  1. Creation of a Mi’kmaq Nation Cancer Care Strategy for NS;
  2. Health Promotion, to increase community awareness around pathways to health living and prevention of cancer;
  3. Increasing uptake in cancer screening and improving early detection of cancer;
  4. Improving outcomes in community-based support and care coordination;
  5. promoting improvements in treatment, palliative-care, and end-of-life care continuums for Mi’kmaq patients.

Core Staff:

Aaron Prosper

Team Lead

aprosper@unsm.org

(902) 564-2137

201 Churchill Drive – Suite 304, Membertou, Nova Scotia B1S 0H1

Chelsea Googoo

Policy Analyst

cgoogoo@unsm.org

(902) 564-2137

201 Churchill Drive – Suite 304, Membertou, Nova Scotia B1S 0H1

Dylan Letendre

Health Promotion & Cancer Prevention Lead

dletendre@unsm.org

87 Millbrook Avenue, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada B2V OA1

Karlee Francis

Cancer Learning and Capacity Development Lead

(902) 379-3402

karlee@unsm.org

(902) 564-2137

44 Spencer’s Lane, PO Box 7745, Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, Canada B1W 1B3