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Aboriginal Peoples: Tools and Resources

​​​​​Aboriginal Peoples   Tools and Resources


The following tools/resources are included in CAN-ADAPTT's guideline and have been reviewed by the Guideline Development Group (GDG).


Cancer Care Ontario: Aboriginal Tobacco Program (ATP)
·  Materials developed by Cancer Care Ontario that tell you all about the dangers of commercial tobacco and the sacred meaning of tobacco:
·  The Inuit Tobacco-free Network aims to keep Inuit health workers and their colleagues up-to-date on tobacco reduction resources, research and events.
Kicking the Addiction:
  • ·  Facilitators Guide: Helping People to Live Smoke-Free in First Nations Communities - Introduces the "Stages of Change" Model and provides an overview of the 5A's (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange).
    ·  Choosing to Quit Z Card - A tool to help providers discuss benefits of quitting and quit tips with First Nations individuals.
    ·  Resources available via Health Canada: 1-866-318-1116 or
Locations: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; Labrador; St. John's; Fort Smith; Rankin Inlet; Ontario; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon.
·  NAFC Acts as a central unifying body for the Friendship Centre Movement: to promote and advocate the concerns of Aboriginal Peoples and represents the needs of local Friendship Centres across the country to the federal government and to the public in general. 
·  “Tobacco Cessation Strategies During Pregnancy and Motherhood” ($25) - Facilitators Guide only
·  “Taking the Lead for Change” ($100) - Includes a training manual to assist CHRs with tobacco cessation programs and education as well as a video, activity book and flip chart.
·  Protecting Our Families: The Non-Traditional Use of Tobacco ($75) - Includes a manual, discussion guide for schools or community groups, video and audiocassettes
·  All resources can be ordered via NIICHRO (450) 632-0892 or this order form
·  The Nechi Training, Research and Health Promotions Institute offers specialized training to addictions counsellors working in Aboriginal communities
·  Culturally appropriate self-help guides to smoking cessation
“Integrated Tobacco Recovery for Urban Aboriginals Adults and Adolescents”
“Tobacco: addiction & recovery – a spiritual journey”
Resources available via (780) 459-1884
·  Training course for healthcare professionals who provide counselling services to people who use tobacco.
“Culture as Treatment - “ Mino-Babamadizin - A Good Healthy Journey”
An Aboriginal Children’s Smoking Prevention Program
Resource available online

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 Tools: Aboriginal Peoples

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