Diabetes Care and Management in Indigenous Populations in Canada

Diabetes Care and Management in Indigenous Populations in Canada: Presentations

Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Edmonton, Alberta

12:00 – 12:45


12:45 – 13:00

Welcome and Blessing

13:00 – 13:50

Context Setting

13:50 – 15:05

Engaging Communities: Key Learnings and approaches to engage community leadership, ownership, and address local needs. Examples from across Canada

15:05 – 15:25


15:25 – 16:45

Panel reflection and group discussion: Based on the presentations and your own experiences:

  • What are key barriers/challenges that limit the success of diabetes treatment and management programs across the country?
  • Are there common approaches/characteristics of successful programs that can be applied across Canada?
  • Are there key lessons that might inform Pan-Canadian strategies or priorities for more targeted policy dialogues or research?


  • Dr. Keith Dawson
    Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Endocrinologist, Vancouver General Hospital


  • Dr. Jon McGavock
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
  • Lerinda Wright
    Registered Nurse (RN), Seabird Island Band Mobile Diabetes Team

16:45 – 17:00

Wrap-up: Key themes and messages

17:00 – 18:00