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1 The Power of Collaboration: Building a Support Network Presented by: Julie Roy Community Program Coordinator Friday November 16th for the NB Multicultural Council

2 Presentation Overview The history of NBBWCP Our role How we can collaborate together

3 Introduction: Scenario Ms Diouf and her family, originally from Senegal, now reside in the small rural community of Clair, in the northwest of NB. Ms Diouf has a strong family history of cancer and she would like to know what to do to stay healthy. Q1: What would you suggest to Ms Diouf? Q2: How do you think the Partnership could help Ms Diouf?

4 Our beginnings 1993 – 1998 The Atlantic Breast Cancer Information Project (ABCIP) was one of five projects funded by Health Canada Mandate of the project: To improve access to up-to-date accurate breast cancer information through the development of partnerships

5 Provincial Partnership The project adopted a new mandate and provincial partnerships were created New Brunswick Breast Cancer Information Partnership Inc. (NBBCIP)

6 Goals of NBBCIP –Improve communication among breast cancer related organizations and institutions withIN NB –Share expertise and resources in order to develop effective and sustainable information delivery stategies, particularly for newly diagnosed women

7 Need to expand to other women’s cancer Creation of the New Brunswick Breast and Women’s Cancer Partnership Includes: Breast, ovarian, cervical and uterine cancer

8 Our vision An innovative bilingual Partnership that influences a shift toward a health promotion philosophy, so the focus on cancers unique to women will be approached in the context of women’s health NB will be a province where every women diagnosed with breast or reproductive cancer knows where to find information and support.

9 Our Mission To empower women with or at risk for breast, cervical, uterine or ovarian cancer To enhance their quality of life through the provision of accessible support during their cancer journey.

10 We want to collaborate with you! Gateway for newcomers in N-B What are the health issues and challenges they have to overcome?

11 Lets go back to the scenario questions.. What can you suggest to Ms Diouf to address her issue? Where can you refer her to access information? How can the Partnership help you? Julie Roy, Community Program Coordinator 1111 Moutain Road, Moncton NB E1C 2S9 (506)

12 Thank you! Discussion and comments


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