Newcomers and immigrants often experience challenges finding information about cancer screening.
These culturally relevant resources aim to support newcomers and immigrants in making a decision about cancer screening, and serve as tools for providers working with them in a variety of settings.
Video Stories and Facilitator Guides
Short video stories of women speaking in their own language about their fears and beliefs related to cancer screening are provided as a resource that can be used in facilitated group education and discussion sessions with newcomers and immigrants.
Each video story is accompanied by a customized facilitator guide, which outlines strategies for using the stories.
Breast Cancer Screening Video Stories and Facilitator Guides
Dina's Story (Arabic)
Learn about how Dina from Sudan was hesitant to have a mammogram because she heard that they were painful. She changed her mind when she attended an educational workshop about cancer screening.
Vanita's Story (Hindi)
Vanita came to Canada from India. One of the first medical tests she had in Canada was a mammogram. The doctor told her that if breast cancer is caught early, it is easier to treat. She gets tested regularly and encourages her friends to do the same.
Hasina's Story (Bengali)
Learn about how Hasina, a newcomer to Ontario, overcame her fear of breast cancer screening and now gets regular mammograms. Hasina also encourages other women to get mammograms.
Rose's Story (Mandarin)
Learn about how Rose overcame her fear of breast cancer screening and was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer through a mammogram. She has fully recovered and has regular mammograms.
Cervical Cancer Screening Videos and Guides
Claudia's Story (Spanish)
Learn about how Claudia from El Salvador was hesitant to have a Pap test because she heard that they were uncomfortable and painful. She changed her mind when a friend told her about how the doctor discovered early changes that may lead to cancer. This experience encouraged Claudia to go for a Pap test.
Hosne Ara's Story (Bengali)
Learn about how Hosne Ara, a newcomer to Ontario, overcame her fear of cervical cancer screening and now gets regular Pap tests. Hosne Ara encourages her neighbours and friends to learn about and get Pap tests.
Settlement.org: Information for Newcomers
Settlement.orgprovides comprehensive, up-to-date, and trustworthy information to help new immigrants settle in Ontario. Visit these web pages about cancer screening and prevention: