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Our Programs and Initiatives
Diabetes Hope Scholarship Program
Our unique scholarship program is aimed at youth in their last year of high school who are turning 18 and are transitioning from pediatric diabetes programs to self-directed adult care. The program rewards and celebrates the personal triumphs of young adults who successfully manage their diabetes care while also excelling at academics, sports and/or community activities.
Scholarship Alumni Mentorship Program
The Scholarship Alumni Mentoring Program is a new initiative that has been developed by Diabetes Hope Foundation to provide a continuum of peer support for youth with diabetes who have transitioned into their post-secondary studies. The program matches 1st year university students with mentors from the Diabetes Hope Scholarship alumni based on similar academic and social backgrounds.
Diabetes Summer Sports Camp
Diabetes Hope Foundation supports youth from low-income families and young athletes ages 8 to 16 with Type 1 diabetes to attend diabetes sports camp programs to develop healthier and more active lifestyles beginning with fun physical activities.
At-Risk Youth Diabetes Retreat
Diabetes Hope Foundation developed this unique educational program in partnership with Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Camp for highly at-risk adolescents ages 15-17 who are having difficulty with their diabetes management.
Aboriginal Diabetes Youth Retreat
Living the Good LifeSTYLE is the Foundation's newest pilot program for Aboriginal children and youth with diabetes. Developed in 2012 in partnership with Tim Horton Children's Foundation and Six Nations Health Services, the program targets at-risk Aboriginal Youth with type 2 diabetes and delivers diabetes prevention education, leadership training and essential life skills through an interdisciplinary experiential education model. The goal of the program is for Aboriginal youth to become leaders in the community and live more active, healthy lifestyles.
Kids in Transition Program (in development)
Diabetes Hope Foundation is developing a new rewards program, to be offered through pediatric diabetes clinics, recognizing and encouraging youth aged 12-15 who have been successful in managing their diabetes. This is a critical point in their lives where, in addition to their diabetes, these youth face the transitional challenges of puberty, moving from elementary to middle and high schools, as well as the social pressures of becoming a teenager. The goal of this program is to assist youth in making healthy and successful choices and transitions.