Our Vision

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Our Mandate

The Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative is a community based organization established for the development, and enhancement of programs and services focusing on education, prevention, and management of diabetes in Indigenous communities.

Our Vision

Indigenous peoples will be empowered to make healthy choices and live free of diabetes, now and in future generations.

Our Mission

SOADI will achieve the vision by empowering communities, families and individuals in the following manner:

  • Promoting holistic wellness through mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional balance
  • Incorporating and providing traditional teachings in programming and resources
  • Providing education, prevention material and initiatives
  • Recognizing and respecting personal choices, autonomy, and diversity
  • Promoting partnerships and knowledge sharing


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SOADI May Webinar – Leona Skye: Uncovering The True Self

Register For Webinar Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/leona-skye-uncovering-the-true-self-tickets-25069233753

FaceBook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623542747971199/

Link to Webinar: https://soadi.adobeconnect.com/traditionalknowledgewebinars/ (Enter Room as Guest)

May 18, 2016, 12 noon to 1pm

Join us for an afternoon with Leona Skye:

Anishnabe Kwe, artist, model and mother Leona Skye battled depression and her own relationships to overcome a lifestyle that led her slowly to life in a 267-pound body.

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