Our Impact

Community Impact Report


“As we celebrate 25 years of HOPE and look towards the future, we are excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. We are confident that with the continued support of the diabetes community, especially all our supporters, we can make an even greater impact on the lives of those affected by diabetes.

We invite you to have a look through our 2022-2023 report to see the impact that your support has made this year. Thank you all for believing in what we do and for helping to make a difference!”

Barbara Pasternak M.S.M.
Founder and Chair

Our Impact, Community Impact Report, Annual Report, Diabetes Community

DHF’s impact on Canadian Youth Living with T1D and their families to date:

Canadian families affected by type 1 diabetes supported

Scholarships awarded across Canada

Mentors & mentees paired at 42 post-secondary institutions

Canadian families supported through Medical Assistance Program (MAP)

At-risk children & youth sponsored to attend Summer Sports Camps and At-Risk Youth Retreats

Viewers reached by 24 Webinars to provide support to the diabetes community during the COVID pandemic

Transitioning teens and their families in Ontario supported by over 20 Transition Workshops & Webinars

Canadian pediatric diabetes healthcare centres partnered with to develop community health programs & improve access to diabetes care

Diabetes and mental health access centres collaborated with DHF Alumni to develop our peer support model

Campus diabetes clubs partnered with to launch our annual 'Don’t Sugar Coat It' conference

DHF also developed a Transition Resource and Recipe Guide to support transitioning teens across the country.
Recommended by the Ministry of Health’s Ontario Pediatric Diabetes Network.

Previous years’ Community Impact reports are available to download below.