Transition Programs

Youth in Transition Program

Since 1999, Diabetes Hope Foundation has invested over $1.8 million in communities across Canada to award 590 scholarships to students living with diabetes from across Canada (BC, ON, NS, NL). In addition to financial support, our scholarship recipients are also matched with Alumni Volunteer Mentors, providing them with a continuum of peer academic and diabetes support. To-date we have matched 183 first year college & university students with Alumni Volunteer Mentors across 7 Canadian provinces and 3 US states.

Together the Scholarship and Alumni Mentorship Program assists youth in successfully transitioning to post-secondary education and adult diabetes healthcare through financial assistance, and the development of a peer network of social support to ensure their health and success later in life.

In 2013, Diabetes Hope Foundation expanded its signature Scholarship Program and Alumni Mentorship program to include the development of a Transition Resource Guide and the launch of a series of Parent & Teen Pre-Transition Workshops for youth living with diabetes who are about to transition, or currently in transition to post-secondary education and adult diabetes care.