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National Indigenous Diabetes Prevention Conference

September 27 and 28, 2016

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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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Speakers Announced for National Indigenous Diabetes Prevention Conference

Dr. Mushquash is Ojibway and a member
of Pays Plat First Nation.

He is an Associate
Professor in the Department of Psychology
at Lakehead University and the
Division of Human Sciences at the Northern
Ontario School of Medicine. Dr. Mushquash is a
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health
and Addiction. In addition to his academic appointments,
Dr. Mushquash is a clinical psychologist at
Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, providing assessment,

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FoodShare is Moving!

FoodShare is an awesome organization that helps to provide healthy food and food education for all people. They are moving in August, to 120 Industry Street in the Weston Mount-Dennis community, and they need our help! Their new location doesn’t have a kitchen, yet.

They are launching a one-month crowd funding campaign to help move their industrial kitchen. As with all crowd funding campaigns, it’s easy to donate online; every little bit helps and word of mouth can make amazing things happen!

Read more FoodShare is Moving!