Aboriginal Youth Program
ABORIGINAL YOUTH PROGRAM
Our Aboriginal Youth Program was developed in collaboration with First Nations health centers from across Southern Ontario to ensure that our peer support initiative was inclusive to the needs of at-risk Aboriginal youth living with type 2 diabetes. Our partners included the Southwest Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Six Nations Health Services, Motive Canada, Active Circle Project and the N’Amerind Friendship Centre.
This year, Diabetes Hope Foundation will be expanding our Type 1 Peer Support Program to provide support for First Nations teens living with diabetes. Our program will be developed and delivered in partnership with SOAHAC (Southwest Aboriginal Health Access Centre) with a select group of First Nations mentors who have been certified by the Canadian Mental Health Commission and trained by MOOD Disorders Association of Ontario.
How Will Youth be Matched Through the Program?
Aboriginal Youth registered in the program will be matched online with one of our First Nations mentors for up to six month to provide them with peer social and academic support to help improve the management of diabetes.
Who is Eligible to Participate in the Program?
Aboriginal youth ages 13 to 18 who are living with diabetes. Both type 1 and type 2 teens would be eligible to participate in our program. Our program is FREE and offered at no cost through support from our community partners and generous sponsors.
To find out more about our program, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.