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Program Category: DECNET

Support, Advocacy & Outreach Programs

Our diabetes support groups allow individuals to ask, receive and provide support in an informal setting with both peers and diabetes educators.

DECNET Support Programs include:

Mental Health & Diabetes Group

  • An informal drop-in peer support and diabetes education group that focuses on mental health challenges and managing diabetes
  • Facilitated by diabetes educators
Hours:

2nd and 4th Monday of each month – 2pm to 3:30pm

English Diabetes Support Group

  • An informal environment in which group members can receive support from both peers and DECNET diabetes educators
  • Facilitated by diabetes educators
Hours:

2nd Monday of each month – 10am to 11:30am or 1:30pm to 3pm

Chinese Diabetes Support Group

  • An informal environment in which group members can receive support from both peers and DECNET diabetes educators in Chinese
  • Facilitated by diabetes educators
Hours:

3rd Monday of each month
Mandarin 10am to 11:30am
Cantonese 1:30pm to 3pm

Diabetes in the Real World- Advocacy Group

Diabetes in the Real World Committee (DRW) is a group of community members who meet regularly to raise awareness about issues faced by individuals living with type 2 diabetes.

Open to anyone who:
  • Has been impacted by type 2 diabetes
  • Is passionate and would like to make a difference
  • Would like to share experiences, ideas for change, and take action!
Hours:

2nd Tuesday of each month – 5pm to 7pm

Outreach Programs/ Initiatives

DECNET is actively involved in outreach initiatives that work towards connecting with individuals who may experience barriers to health and health care access and are impacted by diabetes. Some examples include:

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

For more information about the support groups, advocacy group and outreach initiatives please call the outreach worker at (416) 461-9043 ext. 340

Organization Contact

  • DECNET

  • 955 Queen Street East
  • Toronto, ON    M4M 3P3
  • (416) 461-9043