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Catalyst for Change Award Winners!

20 June 2024
In May, Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) awarded the first ever Catalyst for Change Awards to three Patient Partners. The Catalyst for Change Award celebrates Patient Partners who have made outstanding contributions to advancing patient-oriented diabetes research and care, embodying transformative achievements in our community. The 2024 winners are: Kate Farnsworth – Mom of a daughter […]

Celebrating the Life of Clarence Nepinak

17 June 2024
At our recent Diabetes Action Canada Workshop, Dr. Jon McGavock introduced a video honouring the life of Patient Partner Clarence Nepinak, who passed away on November 2, 2022. Nepinak was a respected Indigenous elder and community leader from the Pine Creek First Nation (Minegoziibe Anishinabe) in Manitoba. He was deeply committed to his community, and […]

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Research to Action Fellowship Award Winners Announced

7 June 2024
At the Diabetes Action Canada Workshop on May, the Network announced the awardees of the inaugural Research to Action Fellowship Award. This unique fellowship runs from May to December 2024, and is designed for individuals with a personal connection to diabetes, offering an opportunity to turn their experiences into powerful advocacy and knowledge mobilization. The […]

Diabetes Action Canada Joins Research Canada

6 May 2024
Diabetes Action Canada is pleased to now be a member of Research Canada. Research Canada is a national, broad-based alliance dedicated to advancing health research through collaborative advocacy. Their mission, which aligns well with DAC’s is, “to improve the health and prosperity of all Canadians by championing Canada’s global leadership in health research and innovation.” […]

Diabetes Action Canada on AsPERUsual Podcast

25 April 2024
On this latest episode of asPERusual – a podcast for practical patient engagement, host Anna Maria Chudyk interviewed our very own Tracy McQuire and Linxi Mytkolli to learn about the different ways in which our Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research network is committed to improving the lives of persons living with diabetes. Regardless of whether diabetes is […]

Diabetes Action Canada Celebrates the Work of Michelle Murray

3 April 2024
At the end of March, Michelle Murray retired from her role as Training and Mentoring Coordinator for Diabetes Action Canada. Michelle has been an integral part of the DAC team since the organization’s inception in 2016. “Michelle has played a pivotal role in developing our Training and Mentoring program, ensuring all members were well-equipped to […]

Simplifying Complexity: How to select and use knowledge mobilization and implementation science (KM-IS) Theories, Models and Frameworks in research

26 March 2024
Join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 1 – 2 p.m. EST. Did you know that KM-IS theories, models and frameworks can be used to help guide how we share, use or apply research results in the real world to benefit patients, the public, and the healthcare system? Did you know […]

Our Collaborators Report is Live!

24 March 2024
Looking back on 2023, our Diabetes Action Canada Network has much to be proud of! We successfully launched many projects and programs. We grew the number of Patient Partners and researchers in our Network, and we worked with community partners, government, and others to bring the findings of our research teams to people living with […]

Diabetes Action Canada Partners with South Riverdale Community Health Centre

14 March 2024
Partnership within our communities is essential to creating positive outcomes for everyone living with or affected by diabetes. That’s why Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) is pleased to announce South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) as our first official Knowledge User partner. The relationship, focused around DAC’s Diabetic Retinopathy Screening program, brings together a wealth of […]

New Publication Looks at Harnessing Technology to Improve Diabetes Care

5 March 2024
In the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, Diabetes Action Canada’s Digital Health team published an editorial looking at the ways that technology can improve diabetes care. The publication, The Intersection of Informatics and Diabetes: Harnessing Technology to Improve Care, is an important reminder that digital solutions are being adopted quickly and can […]