Associations and Charities
Aboriginal Health Initiative Program Vancouver Coastal Health AHIP was launched in 2002 as a regional community based funding program to support and encourage Aboriginal communities to identify health promotion projects that are culturally meaningful to them.
Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada The mission of the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada is to improve the health of Aboriginal people, by supporting Aboriginal Nurses and by promoting the development and practice of Aboriginal Health Nursing.
Assembly of First Nations “We, as First Nations peoples accept our responsibility as keepers of Mother Earth to achieve the best quality of life and health for future generations based on our traditions, values, cultures and languages.”
Canadian Diabetes Association Leading the fight against diabetes.
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation CancerCare Manitoba is dedicated to providing exceptional care for our patients and their families.
Charity Village You are on Main Street at Charity Village®, Canada’s supersite for the nonprofit sector — 3,000 pages of news, jobs, information and resources for executives, staffers, donors, and volunteers.
Diabetes Advocacy An online community dedicated to advocacy, education, and assistance for those living with Diabetes.
Dietitians of Canada provides leadership and support to promote health and well being through expertise in food and nutrition.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Finding answers for life™
Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada Improving Indigenous health status to the highest attainable level.
International Diabetes Federation The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries.
Manitioba Lung Assocation As a recognized leader and primary resource in lung health, our mission is to enable all Manitobans to breathe with ease. We are committed to helping prevent tobacco use, especially among our youth, as well as supporting people in their efforts to quit sm
Manitoba Fitness Council The Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC) is the local organization that represents the National Fitness Leaders Alliance or NFLA. The NFLA/ MFC is also a member of ICREPS, the International College of Exercise Register.
Native Women’s Association of Canada is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada Today, the Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national health charity committed to kidney health and to improved lives for all people living with kidney disease.
World Health Organization In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.
Za-geh-do-win Information Clearinghouse We provide information about Health, Family Healing, and Family Violence for Aboriginal Communities in Ontario, Canada.
Children and Youth
Creating Hope for the Future Hope for the Future is the portal to information and news needed to make a difference in the lives of Canada’s Aboriginal youth. We promote prevention programs and career opportunities that build self esteem, and hope for the future for our Aboriginal youth.
Hope For the Future Hope for the Future is the portal to information and news needed to make a difference in the lives of Canada’s Aboriginal youth. They promote prevention programs and career opportunities that build self esteem, and hope for the future for our Aboriginal youth.
Right to Play Since 2010, Right To Play partnered with First Nations and urban Aboriginal organizations across Ontario and Manitoba to deliver the PLAY Program. The PLAY program is focused on limiting the challenges and building on the strengths of Aboriginal youth.
Community Programs and Resources
211 Ontario North Anishnawbe Mushkiki Aboriginal Health Access Centre
Anishnawbe Health Toronto Our mission is to improve the health and well being of Aboriginal People in spirit, mind, emotion and body through both Traditional and Western healing approaches. The programs and services we offer are based on our culture and traditions through a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated healthcare professionals and service providers. Direction is provided by a Volunteer Board made up of community members, and we are accredited by Canadian Centre for Accreditation.
George Gordon First Nation George Gordon Health Clinic provides numerous programming throughout the building such as Homecare, Medical Transportation, Medical van transportation to and from the city for doctor’s appointments, Children’s Oral Health Initiative, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, Canadian Pre-Natal Programs, and Child Health Clinics.
Manitoba First Nations Diabetes Committee The Manitoba First Nations Diabetes Strategy: A Call to Action was developed by representatives from First Nation communities and Tribal Councils at the request of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. The document was created to assist First Nation communities in developing community-based diabetes implementation plans and initiatives. It is the aim of the strategy to identify needs and use the existing strengths to deal with diabetes in Manitoba First Nation communities. The strategy identifies priority areas and actions needed at the community, tribal council and regional levels to address this public health epidemic.
North East Health Line Diabetes Education Programs provide individuals with the tools, skills and confidence needed to properly self-manage their diabetes and enable them to live healthy lives. The Diabetes Education teams consist primarily of a registered nurse and a dietitian who work with family physicians and diabetes care experts. People with diabetes are encouraged to take an active role in the day-to-day management of their own health care and can access one of Ontario’s Diabetes Education Programs for assistance.
Ontario Health Care Options Moose Deer Point First Nation – MacTier – Twelve Mile Bay Rd
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH DIGNITAS INTERNATIONAL In 2014, SLFNHA and Dignitas International (DI), a leading Canadian medical and research organization, launched a partnership to support the development of First Nations-led solutions to health inequities experienced by people living in remote SLA communities. Based on the complementary knowledge and experience of both organizations, SLFNHA and DI co-designed and are presently implementing a CHW pilot program in four communities: Kingfisher Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Slate Falls and Kasabonika Lake (2,400 total population). This 3-year project (2014-2017) was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Health System Research Fund Capacity Awards.
Sheshegwaning First Nation The Sheshegwaning Health Centre provides health promotion and prevention services, specialized assessments, consultation, counselling, referrals, and support to the clients of the Sheshegwaning First Nation. Our staff are prepared to provide referrals to appropriate agencies/services, network with other First Nation Mental Health and Addiction Workers, coordinate clinics with visiting health care professionals and promote healthy lifestyles.
TLAFC Health Programs Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Program, this program provides advocacy, counselling, referral and support services to Aboriginal people during their stay in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
VIHA’s Aboriginal Health Office Aboriginal Resources & Information on Southern Vancouver Island
Departments and Organizations
Canadian Health Coalition Dedicated to protecting and expanding Canada’s public health system for the benefit of all Canadians.
Chronic Disease Network & Access Program of Prince Albert Saskatchewan The primary objective of CD NAP is to improve the quality of life for Northern Saskatchewan residents living with a chronic disease through more effective case management and enhanced patient self management knowledge.
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Representing the rights and interests of off-reserve Aboriginal people in Canada.
Health Canada is the federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health.
Health Council of Canada Confident in the effectiveness, sustainability and capacity of the Canadian health care system to promote their health and meet their health care needs.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatam Canada’s National Inuit Organization
Métis National Council reflects the holistic understanding of the Métis Nation about what things are important when considering the health and well-being of our people and when designing policies and programs to address our population health needs.
National Aboriginal Health Organization Advancing and sharing of knowledge in Aboriginal Health is key to empowering Aboriginal People.
Native Council of PEI The objective of the program is to raise awareness of diabetes, it’s risk factors and the value of healthy lifestyle practices.
Public Health Agency of Canada PHAC’s primary goal is to strengthen Canada’s capacity to protect and improve the health of Canadians and to help reduce pressures on the health-care system.
The Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) The Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was officially established on June 1, 2008 and the new website is on-line at www.trc.ca
Diabetes Prevention and Management
Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative is designed to provide a more comprehensive, collaborative and integrated approach to decreasing diabetes and its complications among Aboriginal peoples.
Alberta Diabetes Foundation is a team of volunteers and professionals who raise money to fund research at the Alberta Diabetes Institute.
Alberta Diabetes Institute the Alberta Diabetes Institute catalogues all major releases relating to ADI researchers and major stories affecting the diabetes research community at the university.
Canadian Diabetes Care Guide a digest sized magazine written by Diabetes Professionals for people with diabetes.
Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board To provide a process whereby eligible health professionals in Canada can become certified, maintain their certification, and be recognized as diabetes education specialists promoting the national standards of care for individuals affected by diabetes.
Diabeaters® Creative diabetes education resources
Diabetes Hope Foundation Creating a life without limits for kids with diabetes.
Diabetes in Saskatchewan Contact information in Saskatchewan health regions, and the provincial diabetes co-ordinator.
Diabetes Meals for Good Health Meals for Good Health is an updated excellent community cooking resource to prevent/manage diabetes. There you can find many more great diabetes recipes and meals.
Diabetes Ontario Being able to access and utilize the diabetes education and management services offered by a qualified team of health care professionals is key to managing diabetes.
Diabetes Québec Founded in 1954, helping people with diabetes for almost 50 years
Diabetic Gourmet Dedicated to Diabetic Dining and Healthy Living.
DREAM-Diabetes Research Envisioned and Accomplished in Manitoba click here
Get Better Together is a free six-week workshop designed to help Manitobans with ongoing health conditions take control of their health.
Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project “Healthy eating habits, daily physical activity & postive attitude can prevent diabetes”
Manitoba Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease in Children Network (DEVOTION) click here
Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative SOADI is an education and awareness program that assists Aboriginal communites in decreasing the incidence of diabetes through awareness and resources with 5 regional diabetes workers across Southern Ontario.
The Chronic Disease Network & Access Program of Prince Albert Grand Council This website has been developed to provide information on chronic disease prevention and management for those nothern residents who have chronic disease such as diabetes, cardivascular disease, hypertention and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The Maestro Project A Community Resource for Young Adults with Diabetes in Manitoba
Tungasuvvingat Inuit Welcome to Tungasuvvingat Inuit’s Urban Inuit Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Website.
Women’s Health Matters This health centre has been developed by women health professionals for women with diabetes. It is intended to help you better understand how diabetes affects you as a woman and how best to manage it.
World Diabetes Day November 14 A campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation
Yellowquill College ~ Community Diabetes Prevention Worker Specializing in First Nation & Aboriginal Education & Training
Youville Centre “Working with you for better health.”
Food and Nutrition
Canadian Women’s Health Network Sharing information, resources and strategies, and building links to improve women’s health.
Colour it up Colour It Up…Go for More Vegetables and Fruit is an exciting, proven provincial program in Ontario that helps women and their families learn to eat the number of servings of vegetables and fruit recommended by Canada’s Food Guide.
First Nation Food, Nutrition & Environment Study A national scope study on the benefits and risks of food and water in First Nations communities
Programs and Services
Alberta Health Services Program objectives include: providing an effective, patient-centered approach for improving care, working with health zones to facilitate the development and delivery of health services, and facilitating seamless accessible, culturally safe, equitable health service delivery for all First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.
CWHN The Aboriginal Circle of Life Diabetes Support Group
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Healthline Type 1 diabetes, usually diagnosed in children, occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin. Insulin is an essential body requirement that ensures body energy needs are met. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not effectively use the insulin that is produced. Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adulthood. A third type of diabetes, gestational diabetes, is a temporary condition that occurs during pregnancy.
Lakeridge Health Diabetes Support Groups
Memorial University Aboriginal Resource Office – Local Resources The St. John’s Native Friendship Centre (SJNFC) is a non-profit, registered charity, community-based association set in the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador that serves the urban Aboriginal population. The Centre provides a wide range of programs and services and is open to all people regardless of heritage.
Metis Portals Aboriginal Diabetes Projects in Canada
St. Joseph’s Care Group We offer diabetes services to four First Nations communities northeast of Thunder Bay.
Canadian Paediatric Society Risk reduction for type 2 diabetes in Aboriginal children in Canada
CBC Inuit Type 2 diabetes gap worsens
CSSSPNQL Scan on Diabetes in First Nations Communities of Quesbec
First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange (PEKE) click here
First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) click here
First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) Regional Health Survey (RHS) click here
Health Alberta First Nations in Alberta: A Focus on Health Service Use
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading charitable funder and advocate of Type 1 diabetes research worldwide.
Manitoba Metis Federation Diabetes and Related Health Care Utilization in the Metis Population in Manitoba
NAHO Stress-coping Among Aboriginal Individuals with Diabetes in an Urban Canadian City: From Woundedness to Resilience
Public Health Agency of Canada Report from the National Diabetes Surveillance System: Diabetes in Canada, 2009
The Manitoba Institute of Child Health A research community that blends both basic and clinical science to best serve the health needs of children.
The Metis Nation of Ontario Diabetes in the Métis Nation of Ontario | FACT SHEET
University of Saskatchewan Aboriginal Health: Diabetes