Building capacity in respectful engagement of Indigenous people in patient-oriented research
You will participate in discussions approximately once a month pertaining to research projects and strategic goals of the Network. You can also get involved in a research team! Researchers need your feedback to make sure research projects are relevant for people living with diabetes.
LEAP Funding Supports the Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program
By Krista Lamb This month, the Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP) was named one of eleven programs in the Healthy Futures Initiative by LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact’s Health Futures Accelerator. With support from the Public Health Agency of Canada, LEAP is providing in-depth strategic and operational support, coaching, capacity building and funding […]
By Krista Lamb As Diabetes Action Canada completes its first six years of funding, our Network membership is also shifting. One major change is that Dr. Alex McComber, who has expertly led our Indigenous Patient Circle and co-led our program on Indigenous Peoples’ Health since 2016, will be stepping down from this role. McComber, a […]
For Kamloops native Mike Alexander, a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes was a much-needed wake-up call. Alexander, an Indigenous artist and writer, had been struggling with addiction and an unhealthy lifestyle for many years when he got the news. The diagnosis started Alexander on a journey to learn more about healthy living, changing his diet […]