Our History

The Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation (SFBLF) was incorporated by Letters Patent on November 15, 2005 and registered as a Canadian charitable organization on July 19, 2006. In compliance with the new Canadian Not for Profit Act, SFBLF received a Certificate of Continuance in June 2014.

SFBLF was preceded by the Sir Frederick Banting Educational Committee (1995-2005); a standing committee of the Town of New Tecumseth that included volunteers and a Council representative.

Following resolution of the ownership of the Banting Homestead Heritage Park (BHHP), birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting, in Alliston, Ontario, Canada, SFBLF was given the mandate to rescue, restore and enhance the historic buildings. That task was completed in mid-2013.

In parallel, SFBLF began the development and delivery of Programs to Fight Diabetes and that process continues. Completion of the building restorations resulted in a unique, inspirational Canadian venue including the creation of the SFBLF Diabetes Management and Education Centre (DMEC).

SFBLF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by a senior Advisory Board, Diabetes Outreach team, regional, national and international partners, and many volunteers.