Project Summary

Cancer is a leading cause of death among Inuit living in Canada. The rate is nearly twice has high as the rest of the country. There is a need to provide Inuit with more information about the disease. In 2012, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada began to increase Inuit knowledge about cancer and provide tools for cancer patients, cancer survivors, families and health care providers working with Inuit. With financial support from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Pauktuutit developed the Kaggutiq Inuit Cancer Glossary. In 2015 Pauktuutit partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society though funding from Jaguar Land Rover Canada to continue the dissemination of the glossary and continue developing tools and resources to support patients, cancer survivors, family members and health care professionals. The entire body of work on cancer is called Inuusinni Aqqusaaqtara – My Journey.

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Kaggutiq Inuit Cancer Glossary

Inuusinni Aqqusaaqtara – My Journey


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Inuit Cancer Project: Know Your Risk Focus Group Report

2013 Download

Inuit Cancer Project: Know Your Risk – Cancer Glossary Template

2013 Download

Inuit Cancer Project – Year One Final Report

Project Number: 6263-15-2011/10871068

2013 Download

Inuit Cancer Terminology Forum

2013 Download

Inuit Cancer Terminology Forum – Table of Contents

2013 Download

Participant List for Inuit Cancer Terminology Forum


2013 Download

Pauktuuit Cancer Project Pre Post Draft_for Submission

2013 Download