IDHC’s Knowledge Department combines traditional wisdom with current diabetes education, incorporating First Nations, Métis, Inuit and mainstream influences. This program supports front line workers to plan, prepare and present relevant information about diabetes and Indigenous perspectives on health and wellness.

Our Knowledge Department has two key goals.

  • First, our goal is to provide culturally influenced content while educating on health and wellness as it relates to diabetes.
  • Second, our goal is to influence and inspire front line workers to educate and empower participants in their own communities in a safe learning environment that helps to nurture self awareness.


The Knowledge Department offers front line workers with a number of individual workshops and trainings including:

  • 13 Grandmother Moons Diabetes Prevention Training
  • Foot Care Level 1 – Diabetic Foot Care Training
  • Seven Generations Gestational Diabetes Prevention Training
  • Monthly Health and Wellness Webinars
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC) Certification Support
  • Culturally Appropriate Resource Development
  • Networking with community health and wellness experts for workshops or presentations on specified topics
  • Walk the Talk in Health and Wellness
  • Physical health, mental health, emotional health and spiritual health
  • Virtual Training Platform

Based on the teachings of Grandmother Renée Thomas-Hill, to reclaim the overall health of our ancestors we need to reclaim the traditional knowledge of health and wellness from a holistic approach.

Our teachings are seen as a tool to support participants on their personal journey into restoring their mental, spiritual, emotional and physical balance and well-being, so they can better support their own communities.

For upcoming training and events click here.

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Examples of Training Offered

Shout-out to frontline health workers!

Do you seek professional credentials for your work in Diabetes? IDHC can help.

To request information about professional certifications — contact Jessica Pace, Knowledge Coordinator at kcoordinator@idhc.life or C. 289-407-1033 or T. 1-888-514-1370

Knowledge contacts

Knowledge Program Manager


(289) 407-1033

Office Address
3250 Schmon Pkwy, Unit 1B
Thorold, ON
L2V 4Y6

Training Administrator


(289) 929-4544

Office Address
3250 Schmon Pkwy, Unit 1B
Thorold, ON
L2V 4Y6

Shipping & Receiving


(289) 241-0204

Office Address
3250 Schmon Pkwy, Unit 1B
Thorold, ON
L2V 4Y6

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Jessica Pace

Knowledge Program Manager
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Krista Ruthven

Training & Procurement Administrator
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Sadie Davidoff

Shipping and Receiving (Part-Time)