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March 10, 2009

CancerCare Manitoba Aboriginal Community Partnership Committee

First Nations, Inuit and Metis people are invited to apply for a volunteer position as either a Committee Member or a Task Group Member of the CancerCare Manitoba Aboriginal Community Partnership Committee. Travel and accommodation reimbursement for out-of-town members will be provided. If you are interested in serving on a committee and have the experience we are seeking, please complete the application form and return it to the noted contact.

Committee Goals
The main task of the Committee Members is to give voice to the opinions, ideas, and needs of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis people to develop an Aboriginal Cancer Control Strategy in partnership with CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB). This framework will guide the development of culturally appropriate cancer control initiatives. Task Group members will be involved in special projects focused on specific issues as assigned by the Partnership Committee.

CCMB Aboriginal Community Partnership Committee will be composed of 15 members of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, or Metis) with diverse backgrounds and experiences based on the following criteria:
  • Membership must reflect the diversity listed in Section 3 of the application form.
  • Members should have knowledge of cancer related-concerns, needs, and assets of First Nations, Inuit, and/or Metis peoples and communities.

Partnership Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Terms of Reference will be determined by the selected Committee Members.

Individual Roles and Responsibilities
Individuals who participate on the Partnership Committee or any task groups are asked to commit to the following:
  • Attend all in-person and conference call meetings determined by the committee (possibly monthly meetings by teleconference and 3 or 4 face-to-face meetings annually).
  • Participate in information sharing and other dialogue via an email distribution list in the interim between meetings.
  • Review meeting materials that are sent out in advance of meetings.
  • Actively participate in meeting discussions and decision making.

Additional Information
Aboriginal Cancer Control Progress Report for 2007-08
2007-2008 CCMB Progress Report

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