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Navigating the Healthcare System

Navigate your way through the Canadian healthcare system

Debbie Basevitz, a retired nurse and caregiver of a myeloma patient, generously initiated a peer-to-peer program for patients and caregivers. The program is intended to provide practical advice, and help you better navigate the Canadian healthcare system.

Debbie gained first-hand experience of the Canadian healthcare system as a pediatric nurse in Montreal, and as a caregiver to her husband, who is living with multiple myeloma. Debbie will guide you through the process, and  provide you with sound advice on how to navigate the system.

To schedule a time to speak with Debbie, email her at She is available Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Eastern Time.

CAREpath's Cancer Assistance Program

Need more help? Consult CAREpath's Cancer Assistance Program to assist you in navigating through the increasing complexities of the public healthcare system.

CAREpath's Cancer Assistance Program is designed to provide you with answers, guidance and support. Click on the following link for more information:

Oncology Drug Access Navigators of Ontario (ODANO)

ODANO is a provincial organization founded to provide support, advocate for members, share resources and educate existing and new navigators in order to maximize the appropriate funding for all cancer patients. For more details, visit