National Services

Diabetes Management & Support Resources

Your Health Matters Calendar—Tips for a Healthier Life

NADA has collaborated with 9 partners to deliver this 15-month interactive calendar. Health tips are provided each month and a reflection statement appears for you to determine your readiness to set a goal for that month. In addition, each month has space for you to write in your blood glucose levels (if you are a person with diabetes) and a special area to keep track of your activities. click here for link

2011 Diabetes in Canada: Facts and Figures from a Public Health Perspective

This report developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada is a great resource that helps to understand the scope of the diabetes situation in Canada.

Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs)

AHACs are Aboriginal community-led, primary health care organizations that provide a combination of health programs and services to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities both on and off-reserve, in urban, rural and northern locations.

Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

One of the main objectives of the AFN is to promote diabetes awareness, prevention and management. Their website features various health resources that are useful to health care professionals, researchers, health policy makers and Aboriginal people living with diabetes. Tel: (613) 241-6789, Toll-Free: 1-866-869-6789.

Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with this disease to live healthier lives while working to find a cure. For more information, go to the following website. Toll-Free: 1-800-BANTING (226-8464)

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)

CPHA is the national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians. Tel: (613) 725-3769. 

CANRISK Questionnaire

This comprehensive questionnaire developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada is an excellent tool to assess risk factors for diabetes. This tool can be used by health care professionals for their patients, or independently by individuals who want to know if they are at risk.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. CNIB Helpline: 1-800-563-2642.

Diabetes and My Nation Foundation

Diabetes and My Nation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization aimed to promote a community based chronic disease prevention and management model called “Diabetes and My Nation”. Diabetes Fact Sheets The fact sheets developed by Health Canada are a great resource for community health centres and clinics. They clearly explain what diabetes is and what its risk factors are. They can easily be printed and distributed using this web link.

Diabetes Hope Foundation

Diabetes Hope Foundation’s mission is to improve and enhance the quality of life for children and adolescents living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The foundation helps them achieve their full potential in education, self-management, and future independence. Tel: (905) 670-0557.

Four Weeks to a Healthier Lifestyle

NADA has completed another project entitled Four Weeks to a Healthier Lifestyle. This challenge can be started any time and multiple times throughout the year. Each day is different and we have provided many hyperlinks to help you discover new and/or important information to help you accomplish a healthier lifestyle. click here for link

Health Canada – Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI)

ADI funds hundreds of diabetes programs and projects across Canada. Its funding is crucial for Aboriginal programming and positive health outcomes in Aboriginal communities. This year is the 15th anniversary of ADI. Support its renewal by making your voices heard.

iMD Health Global

iMD Health is the preeminent digital patient engagement platform from within examination rooms across Canada. iMD Health is a complete digital solution that contains medical illustrations, treatment resource documents /videos and many digital – first to market – innovative solutions (referral networks, clinical trials, enrollment services, travel vaccine map and a toolbox full of diagnostic assessments), systems at retail pharmacy and closing the loop at home, truly impacting the patients understanding of their condition, and empowering them to manage their own health. Tel: (647) 776-2044. 

Inuit Diabetes Network Bingo Cards

Responding to rising rates of obesity and diabetes among Inuit, ITK, in collaboration with national and regional Inuit organizations, has created a series of bingo cards to educate Inuit about country foods, healthy activities, cultural items and kinship terms. click here for link

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

ITK is the national Inuit organization in Canada, representing four Inuit regions – Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories. ITK has a specific goal to fight diabetes by raising awareness of diabetes prevention and management in Inuit communities. Tel: (613) 238-8181, Toll-Free: 1-866-262-8181.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

JDRF is a research foundation dedicated to raising funds for research aimed to find a cure for diabetes. Tel: (647) 789-2000, Toll-Free: 1-877-287-3533.

Métis National Council (MNC)

MNC’s central goal is to secure a healthy space for the Métis Nation’s on-going existence within the Canadian federation. It also has a health component to promote awareness and prevention of type 2 diabetes. Tel: (613) 232-3216, Toll-Free: 1-800-928-6330.  www.mé

National Indigenous Diabetes Association (NIDA)

NIDA is a leader in diabetes awareness and prevention among Indigenous Peoples. We develop and provide high quality resources and information to Indigenous communities, and we are a national voice that ensures diabetes remains a top priority health issue on Canada’s health agenda. Tel: (204) 927-1221.

Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)

NWAC represents Aboriginal women, particularly First Nations and Métis women. NWAC participates in meetings of Canadian leaders and is generally viewed as the national voice for Aboriginal women in Canada. NWAC has a strong component on diabetes prevention and promotion of healthier lifestyles for Aboriginal women.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

PHAC is a federal organization that promotes and protects the health and safety of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation, and action in public health.

Vision Institute of Canada

The Vision Institute of Canada is a charitable organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of optimal vision and excellence in eye care through education, research and specialized clinical services. It has a strong focus on working with Aboriginal populations in Canada. Tel: (416) 224-2273.

Tobacco, Smoking & Diabetes

Aboriginal Tobacco Program (ATP)

ATP works with Aboriginal communities to decrease and prevent the misuse of tobacco. Many Aboriginal communities have a unique and sacred relationship with Traditional Tobacco. In those communities, the Aboriginal Tobacco Program is not seeking to create “tobacco free” communities; rather they want to create “tobacco wise” communities that use tobacco in a sacred way and do not feed a powerful and deadly addiction. On this website you will find many culturally appropriate resources to help prevent the misuse of tobacco.

Atii! Reduce Second-Hand Smoke

This guide developed by the Pauktuutit Inuit Women’s Association, incorporates Inuit specific material and resources that focus on second-hand smoke harm reduction based on the Action on Women’s Addictions-Research and Education (AWARE) program called Start Thinking about Reducing Second-Hand Smoke (STARSS). click here for link

Breathing Easy – Tobacco Recovery Resource Materials

This resource developed by Pauktuutit the Inuit Women’s Association, is designed to be used by community health care professionals, teachers, addictions workers, etc. This resource will help you learn about tobacco addiction, how to recover from it, and how to help others. click here for link

Dangers of Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking

This report produced by the World Health Organization explores regulations concerning tobacco products used in waterpipes and highlights dangers with smoking tobacco through waterpipe.

Health Canada –Tobacco Resources

On the Health Canada website, there are many interesting tobacco use statistics, reports, publications and resources that help one quit smoking. You will also find helpful videos and specific information related to one’s province.

Health Consequences of Smoking – 50 Years of Progress

This resource is the Executive Summary of the Report of the Surgeon General of the United States which highlights old and new threats of smoking to public health. The report contains evidence that smoking causes diabetes.

Just Breathe: Becoming and Remaining Smoke-Free

This publication developed by the Heart & Stroke Foundation provides information, facts and tips to help people quit smoking. This is a great resource that can be printed and easily distributed. click here for link

Lung Association of Canada

The Lung Association works at the national, provincial and community levels to improve and promote lung health with a focus on chronic lung disease like asthma and COPD, Infectious diseases like TB, flu, and pneumonia as well as providing resources to reduce smoking in Canada. Tel: (613) 569-6411, Toll-Free: 1-888-566-5864 click here for link

On the Road to Quitting-Guide to Becoming a Non-Smoker

This guide will give you the information and skills you need to successfully stop smoking. Spending some time reviewing this booklet to consider your options, understanding what to expect during your quit attempt and learning tips to help you along the way will be beneficial for you.

Pauktuutit, Inuit Women of Canada—Tobacco Cessation Resources

Here is a variety of great culturally relevant resources for tobacco cessation and smoking prevention that contain Elders’ perspectives and opinions.

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada (PSC) is a unique organization of Canadian physicians who share one goal to reduce tobacco-caused illness through reduced smoking and reduced exposure to second-hand smoke. They provide research materials, fact sheets and resource to advocate for a smoke-free Canada. Tel: (613) 600-5794.

Smokers’ Helpline

Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service operated by the Canadian Cancer Society offering support and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use. Toll-free helpline: 1-877-513-5333

Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends 2019 Edition

This is a comprehensive report that sheds light on the current situation of tobacco use in Canada as well as patterns and trends. This report uses data from national surveys conducted by Health Canada and Statistics Canada. click here for link

Tobacco Informatics Monitoring System (TIMS)

TIMS is an innovative web-based application designed to provide easy access to reliable, up -to-date data on key tobacco control indicators. You can search hundreds of key indicators, customize your results, select data from key national and provincial sources and use results for reports and presentations.

Youth Coalition Against Smoking

YCAS is a youth movement for 11-17 year-olds, both smokers and non-smokers, who want to prevent and reduce tobacco use in their school, youth centre or society in general. The website provides education and awareness and social media platform.

Physical Activity, Nutrition, Healthy Weights

Aboriginal Physical Activity & Cultural Circle

The goal of the organization is to establish relationships between individuals engaged in physical activity by improving access to resources and promoting exposure to health and wellness opportunities. Tel: (604) 269-3771

Active For Life

Active for Life is the place where parents go to learn about how to make a difference in the health and happiness of their children. Research shows there’s a right way and a right time to develop the fundamental movement and sport skills that benefit kids for their entire lives.

Active Circle

The Active Circle website features national Physical Activity programs and resources that aim to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. They support Aboriginal youth and communities by making them vibrant, active, and healthy through sport and recreation.

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)

CSEP is the principal regulatory body for physical activity standards, health and fitness research, and personal training in Canada. Tel: (613) 234-3755.

Dietitians of Canada (DC)

DC is the national professional association for dietitians, representing almost 6000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. DC is one of the largest organizations of dietetic professionals in the world. Tel: (416) 596-0857.

First Nations Health Council

The council advocates and promotes active lifestyles for Aboriginal people. Their message is that this is something that was enjoyed in the past and disrupted by the advent of western civilization but it can easily be re-acquired. Tel: (604) 693-6500, Toll-Free: 1-866-913-0033.

Healthy Living Activities for Grades 4-6

The Healthy Living Activities for Grades 4 to 6 book was developed by the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association. It is a fun activity book made for educators to teach children on how to live healthier to help prevent type 2 diabetes. click here for link

Just Move It (JMI)

JMI started in the U.S. by the Healthy Native Communities Partnership (HNCP) and adopted in Canada by AFN, ITK, and NADA. JMI is an interactive on line tool that allows communities to share their successes in Physical Activity. Programs are able to share information, learn from each other and track progress on Physical Activity programming.

Motivate Canada

Motivate Canada is a charitable organization that specializes in improving the lives of young people by fostering civic engagement, social entrepreneurship, and leadership among youth. They do so by encouraging sports and physical activity. Tel: (613) 789-3333, Toll-Free: 1-866-378-3361.

Native Way Training Services (NWTS)

NWTS specializes in creating, adapting and delivering health, fitness & sport training resources in both English and French for First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations across Canada. They are committed to building capacity in Aboriginal Communities by training, certifying and supporting Aboriginal Fitness Professionals through their adapted Canfitpro certification courses, the Canadian Parks and Recreation ‘Everybody Gets to Play’ Community Mobilization Workshops, as well as the Aboriginal Sport Development Training inspired by the Long-Term Athlete Development model. Tel: (613) 818-2196.

Obesity in Canada

This report highlights new analyses of the prevalence, determinants, and impact of obesity in Canada. It contains new analysis of the determinants of obesity, using an innovative measure of risk, and the impact of modifying determinants as well as an updated estimate of the health and economic costs of obesity.

On The Move

On the Move is a national initiative designed to increase opportunities for inactive girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate and lead in sports and physical activity. Tel: (613) 562-5667.

Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada)

PHE Canada is a premier professional organization for physical and health educators striving to achieve their vision by supporting schools in becoming “Health Promoting Schools” that include the provision of Quality Daily Physical Education and fostering healthy school communities. They support schools through a range of programs, resources and initiatives. Tel: (613) 523-1348, Toll-Free: 1-800-663-8708.

School Milk Program

The School Milk Program (SMP) is an easy way to provide milk for your child at school. With 16 essential nutrients, milk helps provide children many of the nutrients they need to stay active and ready to learn.

Urban Poling Inc.

Urban Poling is a Vancouver, BC based company founded in 2003. Their core philosophy is to promote fitness through education in communities and distribute the best Nordic walking poles in Canada. They are very proud that top fitness trainers and physical therapists consistently choose their poles because of their superior effectiveness, performance, and quality. Toll-Free: 1-877-499-7999

Mental Health, Foot Care, Kidney Health, Healthy Heart

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada

The mission of the association is to promote prevention, treatment, and management of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of people who suffer from these conditions.

Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC)

CAWC is a non-profit organization of health care professionals, researchers, corporate supporters, patients, and caregivers dedicated to the advancement of wound care in Canada. They put a lot of emphasis on foot care complication related to diabetes. Tel: (416) 485-2292.

Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada

The newly re-branded Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting cardiac rehabilitation and the advocacy of prevention and education across Canada. Tel: (416) 730-8299.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a volunteer-based health charity that leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through healthy lifestyle promotion, research, and advocacy. Tel: (613) 569-4361.

Kidney Foundation of Canada

The Kidney Foundation advocates and promotes healthy lifestyles and healthy living in general to prevent kidney disease in Canadians. Tel: (514) 369-4806.

Kidney Disease Fact Sheet

This is an excellent resource that raises awareness of kidney disease and provide information and tips how to prevent and/or better manage kidney disease.

Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC)

MDSC is a national not-for-profit consumer driven voluntary health charity committed to ensuring that the voices of consumers, family members, and caregivers are heard on issues relating to mental health and mental illness; and in particular with regard to depression, bipolar illness, and other associated mood disorders. Tel: (519) 824-5565.

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC)

MMHRC aims to improve the quality and availability of appropriate mental health services for people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including immigrants, refugees, and members of established ethnocultural communities. Tel: (514) 340-8222 – ext: 2193.

Pedorthic Association of Canada

Canadian Certified Pedorthists – C. Ped (C) – are foot orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts. They are one of the few health care professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function. Tel: (888) 268-4404.

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