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Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP)

Indigenous Patient and Family Resources



Message from the

Indigenous Patient Navigator


Aanii, Hello

My name is Roberta Manitowabi and I am the Indigenous Patient Navigator at the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. I am Ojibway and a member of the Beausoleil First Nation on beautiful Christian Island. I am committed to the needs of Indigenous patients and the steps necessary to ensuring access to equitable, culturally relevant and trauma-informed health care services. I have gained a great deal of knowledge through training sessions and certifications with Jane Middleton-Moz, a leading expert on the topic of Indigenous trauma. I value and prioritize providing creative and meaningful staff and community education, and work with the SMRCP, the Indigenous Health Circle and Barrie Area Nativee Advisory Circle to prioritize reconciliation efforts with the Indigenous communities in the North Simcoe Muskoka region. Please see my contact information below, and reach out to connect at any time. Miigwech!

Roberta Manitowabi
Tel (705) 728-9090 x 43133
Cell (705) 229-6624


Resources for Indigenous Patients and Families


Voluntary Self-Identification for Indigenous Patient and Family Members

Resources for Indigenous Patients and Family Members.  

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 Area Native Advisory Circle (BANAC)

Barrie Native Friendship Centre

Beausoleil First Nation

Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Women's Circle

Chigamik Community Health Centre

Enaahtig Healing Lodge & Learning Centre

Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre

Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association

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.

Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Indigenous Primary Care Team

Metis Nation of Ontario

Orillia Native Women's Group




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