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.
- 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.
Use Our Online Form to Nominate Your School.