Join us in celebrating 25 Years of Hope this year at the Bayview Golf & Country  Club.  CLICK HERE to find out more about our upcoming event!

Heading off to college or university? Download our NEW 2022 Guide for Successful Transition to College & University.

New this year! Our Transition Guide comes with a Mobile App to provide transition information for students on the go! Simply visit

Other Program Updates

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of our signature Scholarship Program in 2023, Diabetes Hope Foundation has set up an Alumni Hope Scholarship Fund in recognition of all our Alumni who have PAID-IT-FORWARD over the years to help us continue to bring vital resources and programs to the diabetes community. The scholarship award(s) honours our esteemed alumni who have continually given back since they received their award and believe in providing a continuum of support for future transitioning youth as they embark on their post-secondary journey and beyond.

DHF Recipe Guide

Recognizing the need for providing a tool for students to take charge of their nutritional needs and requirements, Diabetes Hope Foundation, along with their alumni spearheaded a supplementary Recipe Guide to accompany our “Guide for Successful Transition to College and University” to provide youth in transition with easy, healthy recipes and tips for managing their diet and diabetes while living away from home and on campus. The guide features 45 recipes from our Scholarship alumni and nutritional tips and reviews from a registered dietician.

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Watch the replay of part 4 of our "Get Transition Ready" series. Preparing for post-secondary school this fall and curious about campus food options? Hear from registered dietician and diabetes educator, Marsha Feldt, as she shares advice about meal planning to stay in range on a long day on campus and get tips from current post-secondary students about food options on campus and available accommodations to help you succeed!Download a free copy of our Transition in the Kitchen Recipe Guide at #diabetes #transition #universitylife #collegelife ... See MoreSee Less
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Recognizing that mental health and wellbeing are an important part of good diabetes management, we are excited to be able to continue building on the work we have done, creating sustainable programs and resources to support our youth. We want to thank Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation for their commitment to the mental health of transitioning youth, and their belief in DHF to ensure youth living with diabetes are supported as they embark on the next phase of their lives.Learn more about the HOPE Connects Mentorship program at #youthsupport #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthmatters ... See MoreSee Less
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DHF alumni, family & friends: JOIN US Sunday June 11th, 2023 for our 25th Anniversary Community of Hope Celebration to Reconnect, Remember & Celebrate! Details & Registration: email, or check your email for details. Location: Bayview Golf & Country Club (hybrid event). Agenda*:1 pm-3 pm 2023 Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Reception3:30 - 5:30pm Community of Hope Celebration*While everyone is welcome to join us for both the Scholarship Ceremony and the Celebration of Hope Celebration, you not required to attend both. When you register, you can indicate which part(s) of the event you plan on attending.#25yearsofHOPE #celebration #communityofHOPE #connect ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking towards the future, DHF is extremely pleased to announce that after many years of supporting both our scholarship and peer mentorship programs, the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation has honoured DHF with an extremely generous funding commitment to enhance and expand our work to support transitioning youth across Ontario. Over the next three years, we will be working to take our HOPE Connects mentorship program to campuses across the province, as well as building an online community of support for youth as they transition into adulthood.Learn more about this program at #youthsupport #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthmatters ... See MoreSee Less
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Through peer role modeling, mentoring, and peer-to-peer interactions, our HOPE Connects program mentors aim to inspire young adults with diabetes to achieve better long-term health outcomes. Learn more: #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthsupport ... See MoreSee Less
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Exciting News!

We are thrilled to announce that our Founder and Chair, Barbara Pasternak, has been recognized by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and awarded a Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil Division) for her tireless work supporting youth living with diabetes. This honour, one of the highest in the country, is a testament to Barbara’s outstanding achievements and programs in support of youth and young adults and their families living with diabetes across the nation.

We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to the alumni, partners, members of the DHF Board of Directors and Scholarship Advisory Committee who graciously wrote letters and provided testimonials to the Governor General’s Office in support of Barbara receiving this incredible and well-deserved accolade.

Congratulations from all of the DHF community, Barbara!

Barbara Pasternak

View our 2022 DHF Brochure.