Outreach Initiatives

DECNET is involved in a number of community outreach initiatives designed to reach out to individuals who may experience barriers to health and health care access and who may also be impacted by diabetes. Attempts are therefore made to engage with people where they connect. Some examples include (but not limited to):

  • Shelters for the homeless/under-housed (Ex: Heyworth House)
  • Community and supportive housing (Ex: Houselink and Habitat Homes)
  • Neighbourhood-specific locations (Ex: Crescent Town)
  • Community or language-specific centres (Ex: Bangladeshi Centre & Community Services)
  • Population-specific  centres (Ex: 416 Community Centre for Women and Mainstay Housing)
  • Faith-based community service groups (Ex: St. John’s the Compassionate and Mustard Seed)

Peers play an important role in the provision of programs and services within DECNET. In addition to peer co-facilitation within some of our programs, we are also currently involved in the Toronto Public Health Diabetes Prevention Peer Leadership Project. 

Program Offered in the Following Languages: 
English
Program Time and Hours: 
Vary (please enquire).
Are appointments required for this program?: 
No
Do participants need to register for this program?: 
No
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