In-School Support for Students Living with Diabetes

Program Objectives: An Overview

Our program is designed to create an incentive for early and sustained implementation of essential In-School Support programs for students living with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2).  We are seeking to motivate schools to take a broad view of the diabetes pandemic by including Type 2 diabetes and proactive contributions to raise general awareness and nurturing actions that support prevention. We also hope to encourage schools to help improve insights regarding the prevalence of youth-onset diabetes across Canada.

Eligibility

  • All elementary and secondary schools across Canada, irrespective of governing authority.
  • Any school for which a completed nomination form has been received from a parent, student, other family member, member of the public or as a ‘self-nomination’ directly from a school principal.
  • All nominated schools that complete the required Application Form following a nomination.

How the Program works

  • Nomination forms can be submitted at any time.
  • Once a school is nominated, the school will be asked to complete an Award Application Form.
  • The Sir Fredrick Banting Legacy Foundation Assessment Committee will determine Award Winners based on the content of the Application Form supplemented by answers to clarifying questions where necessary.
  • Winners will be advised within 6 weeks of receipt of an Application.

Note: because implementation of in-school support programs is ‘uneven’ across Canada, the Award Program is based on a ‘tiered’ approach that includes opportunity to be further recognized for subsequent progress with the school program.

This Program is supported by

What the School Receives

  • All winning schools will receive:
      • a Certificate for display in the school
      • permission to use the associated ‘Award logo’ on any relevant school collateral material such as on a website or in newsletters
      • Inclusion on the Sir Fredrick Banting Legacy Foundation (SFBLF) web site, “Wall of Champions” ,  that will include a brief description of the reason for the award and the school logo, if desired.
  • Schools that excel will also receive a trophy

Note: SFBLF will endeavor to have the Trophy presented to the school by a local elected official and will encourage media support for the event.

Assessment Criteria : Overview

  • Degree of progress toward meeting the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) minimum standards for ‘preparation’ and applicable in-school ‘accommodations’
    to support students living with diabetes; [for more information see the CPS website Diabetes@School]
  • Program flexibility to include all students living with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Attention to general ‘school-wide’ diabetes awareness raising and proactive prevention
  • Collaboration with ‘local/regional’ healthcare providers to facilitate program success
  • Processes to support parents of students living with diabetes; e.g. communications with the school, Identification of sources for assistance with preparing Individual Care Plans (ICP)
  • Willingness to contribute anonymous data to help improve knowledge of youth6onset diabetes prevalence across Canada.

Notes: The Award Application Form contains more detail on the criteria.
Existence of a formal provincial/territorial ‘policy’ or ‘guideline’ is not part of the Award criteria. SFBLF is focused on recognizing the initiative of each individual school.

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