Our Vision

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Our Vision

Indigenous peoples have the tools, knowledge and ability to make healthy choices and live free of diabetes, now and in future generations.

Our Mission

IDHC will achieve the vision by supporting Indigenous communities, families and individuals by:

– Promoting holistic wellness models;

– Building on traditional teachings and best practices to develop and provide programs, education and resources; and

– Building relationships and community capacity.

In all this “IDHC recognizes and respects personal choices, autonomy and diversity.”

Accessibility in Ontario

Approximately 1.8 million Ontarians live with a disability, and as the population grows older, this number will increase.

Accessibility at IDHC

The Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle (IDHC) believes:

  • accessibility is a right that everyone has and this right needs to be respected and honoured;
  • we all benefit when everyone can participate equally in everyday life;
  • although there has been much progress in making our society more inclusive, we can and need to do better.

As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), Customer Service Standard, and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation for Information and Communications, Employment, and Transportation, for the Built Environment and any future AODA associated standards and regulations.

Statement of Policy on Gender

The IDHC is committing to upholding the  Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) accord in its priority to empower Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people, as leaders, in the design and the co-development of laws, programs services, operational practices and policies and as articulated on the NWAC website. For information please see:

Statement of Commitment

The IDHC is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity and understand that we have a responsibility for ensuring a safe, dignified, and welcoming environment for everyone.

The IDHC is committed to ensuring our organization’s AODA compliance by incorporating accessibility legislation into our policies, procedures, information, equipment requirements, training, and best practices. We will review these policies and practices annually, as organizational changes occur, or in anticipation of compliance deadlines. In addition, we will strive to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in a timely and effective manner.

The IDHC is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free environment for those that access our information, programs or services. As an organization we understand this is a shared effort, and, we are committed to working with the necessary parties to make accessibility a reality for all.

For more detailed information on our commitment to accessibility please contact our Director of Communications:

                                           by email:             communications@idhc.life

                                           by telephone:   1.888.514.1370  or 289-929-7892

                                           by fax:                   1.866.352.0485

                                           by mail:               3250 Schmon Parkway, Unit 1B  Thorold ON  L2V 4Y6

                                          In person at our Head Office:   3250 Schmon Parkway, Unit 1B  Thorold ON  L2V 4Y6


Upcoming Events

10:00 am Wellness Wednesday with Grandmot... @ Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle
Wellness Wednesday with Grandmot... @ Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wellness Wednesday with Grandmother Renée Thomas-Hill (April 24, 2019) @ Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle | Thorold | Ontario | Canada
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