Sign In

I am looking for...

I want to...

Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP)

Aboriginal Patient Navigator


The Aboriginal Patient Navigator provides culturally and spiritually relevant support for Aboriginal patients throughout their cancer journey. Services are also provided for their families and other affected members of the community.



​​Aboriginal Patient Navigator Brochure.pdf

FNIM Cancer Awareness Toolkit - a resource to help you get a better understanding of cancer and the cancer journey.

Who Will Speak For You? Your Advanced Care Planning Toolkit. This booklet will help you to create and make your own decision about your journey's end.


Community Resources 

Barrie Native Friendship Centre

Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Women's Circle

Chigamik Community Health Centre

Enaahtig Healing Lodge & Learning Centre

Orillia Native Women's Group

Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle

Beausoleil First Nation

Georigan Bay Métis Council

Living My - people from various cultures, including First Nations, Inuit and Metis, share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others.


Leah Bergstrome
Work: 705-728-9090 Ext. 43133
Cell: 705-794-0544


Quick links


Aboriginal Patient Navigation Services offer:

  • •  Help to access healthcare support and services at home
  • •  Coordination of traditional and non-traditional community resources and healing
  • •  Counseling and support before, during, and after clinical appointments
  • •  Liaison/support between the care team, patients, and families
  • •  Advocacy on behalf of patients
  • •  Assistance with care planning
  • •  Advocacy for respectful end-of-life care focused on the individual’s goal and wishes