ARCC Contest

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Contest Information

Welcome! The Central East Regional Cancer Program has created a contest to help all health care teams across the Central East Region strengthen their cultural competency and understanding of First Nation, Inuit and Métis history to improve patient outcomes. We encourage staff working in hospitals, primary care, agencies, hospices, and all other health care environments in the Central East Region to enter the contest. 

If you have any questions about the contest or the Aboriginal Relationship and Cultural Competency (ARCC) courses please feel free to contact  


  • Cancer Care Ontario has created 13 ARCC courses which are all free of charge.
  • The contest is open to all health care providers and staff in the Central East Region.Northumberland hospital team big drum presentation
  • Courses are accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 13 Mainpro + credits.
  • You must create an account prior to starting at
  • Courses can be accessed at
  • Each course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and a short quiz follows each course to test knowledge gained. You can pause the modules at any point, and they will continue where you left off. 
  • You will receive a certificate of completion after completing each course.

  • The courses are designed to be completed at your own pace.
  • Staff are encouraged to share information about the contest and courses. Please visit the toolkit below. 

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Contest Rules:

  • You will receive an entry for every 2 courses completed.
  • If you complete all 13 courses you will receive a total of 7 entries.
  • After completing each course online you will receive a Certificate of Completion.  Make sure you save this as a .PDF document.
  • Email your 2 certificates and indicate where you work to 
  • Anyone who has already completed the ARCC courses can submit their certificates and be eligible to win.
  • Questions can be directed to 

 Contest Timelines and Winners:

  • A winner will be selected each month.
  • To qualify for the monthly draw please email your certificates and indicate where you work by midnight on the last day of the month to
  • The draw will take place every first of the month (or next business day if it falls on a weekend/holiday).
  • Your name will remain in the draw each month.
  • If you win, your winning entry will be taken out of the draw. E.g. if you have 7 entries in the draw and win in August, you will have 6 entries in the draw for the remaining months.  If you have 1 entry and win, you will no longer have an entry in the draw until you complete more courses. 
  • Each winner will receive a $100 gift card.
  • The contest closes Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. The final monthly draw will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019.
  • We ask that all winners allow us to share their names in upcoming communications and promotions.


Welcome to the ARCC Courses Resources Hub – a one stop resource for communications campaigns in support of the Central East Regional Cancer Program's ARCC courses contest. Below is a toolkit for the contest.

You can use these tools to:

  • Educate the health care provider community in your region.
  • Promote the contests at your health care organization.
  • Increase the visibility and awareness of the ARCC contests through your existing marketing communications channels.

If you have any questions regarding the toolkits, would like to arrange a presentation or require more information please contact




* Images above: Northumberland Hills Hospital Big Drum Presentation and Lakeridge Health staff participate in a Smudge Ceremony.