Facilitated by Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Service Providers
How We Support You, Your Organization or Your Community
IDHC promotes diabetes awareness from an Indigenous perspective and assists Indigenous communities in identifying appropriate resources and services, planning, prevention and awareness strategies and coordinating community/regional programs and events based on community needs.
Our Knowledge Department combines traditional wisdom with current diabetes education, while incorporating First Nations, Métis, Inuit and mainstream influences. This program supports front line workers to plan, prepare and present relevant information about diabetes while also educating on Indigenous perspectives of health and wellness.
Our Foot Care Program is aimed towards Indigenous people affected by or at risk of diabetes and its complications. Our holistic model supports a continuum of seamless services including educating and connecting community members to Indigenous agency partners and local health professionals.
Leader in delivery of holistic wellness models of care — reflecting body, mind and spirit — to reduce impacts of type 2 diabetes on Indigenous peoples in Ontario and build community capacity in diabetes prevention.
Foot care education
Ongoing foot care clinics
Culturally-appropriate wellness resources
Professional certification through ICBOC
Professional training (such as Foot Care Level 1, Diabetes Awareness, Gestational Diabetes Prevention and more)
Healthy lifestyle presentations from Indigenous perspectives
Workshops and interactive healthy living activities