Programs – Priorities
Our primary focus is on diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management through education, advocacy, process innovation and sustained support with an emphasis on youth.
Reducing the risks of youth-onset type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes; helping to mitigate the in-school challenges faced by youth living with diabetes; and their often daunting ‘transition’ from pediatric to adult healthcare are key priorities.
The restoration and enhancement of the Banting Homestead Heritage Park (BHHP) and the creation and delivery of programs continue to recognize and honour the Banting Legacy.
Programs – Delivery
SFBLF education programs and research insights are delivered through:
Instructor led tours at our Diabetes Management & Education Centre at the Birthplace of Frederick Banting
Online, interactive Webinars and self-paced e-learning courses and support tools
Special symposia and recognition events
Selective, proactive advocacy directed at key influencers and decision-makers in school systems, healthcare, diabetes research organizations, universities, colleges, government ministries and agencies at all levels nationally and internationally;
Off-site events and special print media publications and papers, written by Board members and published in 3rd party journals; and via SFBLF Newsletters.
Collaboration with partners, teachers, healthcare providers, employers, colleges and universities
SFBLF educational content is adjusted to be age-appropriate and with our site exhibits, complement expected outcomes of the Ontario school system for heritage, history, culture, health, science
Programs – Audiences
- Youth who are ‘diabetes-free’ or living with diabetes
- Youth living with diabetes
- Adult ‘enablers’ (parents, teachers, healthcare providers, employers, municipalities)
- All who wish to understand the discovery of insulin, the discovery team and the history and heritage of Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, war hero, artist, carver and Canada’s first Nobel Laureate.
Programs – Types
Summer Day Camp Field Trips
Diabetes Classes (Adults)
Legacy Trail – Exhibits & Gardens
Public Open Hours
|Self-paced Online Courses and Tools
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Self-Assessment for Youth (8-18)
Understanding Diabetes e-Learning
Mental Health & Diabetes in Youth e-Learning
3D Virtual Tour of the BHHP
Food Security Survey for Youth
Research – Diabetes Issues Papers
Diabetes self-management support links
Education Awards for Grade 12 students with diabetes
National Recognition Program for Schools
50+ years on Insulin