OTF Awards Seed Grant to Diabetes Hope Foundation!

April 13th 2016, Toronto - The Ontario Trillium Foundation has awarded Diabetes Hope Foundation with a Seed Grant to invest in healthy vibrant communities. This year’s grants also include support for projects that:

  • Share arts education expertise by creating materials for teachers and arts educators.
  • Provide francophone youth with opportunities to see contemporary dance productions and attend workshops.
  • Boost participation in conservation and restoration efforts for Ontario’s watershed.
  • Encourage individuals with disabilities to stay active by creating community gardens.

The foundation has committed funds over two years to support Diabetes Hope Foundation's development of a new complementary healthcare model to support youth living with diabetes and mental illness.

Over the next two years, Diabetes Hope Foundation will be engaged in mental health research, stakeholder development, and empowering youth with type 1 diabetes to take a more prominent leadership role in the development of community programs for youth with diabetes.

Thanks to this grant, Diabetes Hope Foundation will be able to develop new tools and resources for the diabetes healthcare community to ensure that youth with diabetes have the resources they need to develop stronger social and emotional skills to thrive beyond diabetes.