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National Volunteer Awards

Honouring our volunteers and community partners

2021 marks an important year as we recognize the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. Despite the discovery of insulin 100 years ago, diabetes continues to be successful at taking over the country. Even after 100 years of insulin, 1 in 3 Canadians are living with or at risk of diabetes.

Every day, Diabetes Canada partners with thousands of volunteers, healthcare professionals, advocates, and community organizations to make a difference in the lives of Canadians affected by diabetes.

It’s now time to hear from you about the people and organizations that have made a special contribution to the diabetes cause. We want you to nominate them for a Diabetes Canada award by Friday, September 24, 2021. To do so, follow the instructions below to make a submission:

Awards descriptions & criteria

Download the awards descriptions. Diabetes Canada National Volunteer Awards recognize the contribution of volunteers, donors, companies, and individuals.

View the list of past National Award recipients

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Thank you for helping Diabetes Canada honour our volunteers and community partners.

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