Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada Diabetes Canada

1400 - 522 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, CA



The Canadian Diabetes Association became Diabetes Canada on February 13, 2017 to shed the light on the diabetes epidemic Canada is facing. It's taking a monumental toll on our health.

It's time to do more —much more.

Diabetes Canada will be the driving force to build awareness of the disease and its implications, which are often misunderstood.

Diabetes Canada will be the national voice for millions of Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes.

End Diabetes is our rallying cry to end the terrible health impacts of diabetes as well as its shame, blame, stigma and misinformation. It's also time to End Diabetes altogether with a cure.



Experts (58)

Jan Hux

Jan Hux

Chief Science Officer

Providing scientific and strategic direction to Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes Public Health Epidemiology Internal Medicine Healthcare Communications End Stage Renal Disease Drug Utilization

Rick Blickstead

Rick Blickstead

President and CEO

Rick is a senior executive with experience in both the Canadian and American public and private sectors.

Strategic Planning Volunteer Management Public Speaking Policy Development Community Outreach Program Management Entrepreneurship Diabetes

Joanne Lewis

Joanne Lewis

Manager, Diabetes Education

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator.

Diabetes Education Healthy Eating Living With Diabetes Diabetes Care Professional Education

Warren Wagner

Warren Wagner

Regional Director, Saskatchewan

Warren Wagner is Regional Director for Saskatchewan at Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes in Saskatchewan Diabetes Volunteer Management Community Development Research Public Speaking Grant Writing Event Planning Community Outreach Event Management Program Evaluation

Andrea Kwasnicki

Andrea Kwasnicki

Regional Director, Manitoba/Nunavut

Andrea Kwasinski is Regional Director for Manitoba and Nunavut at the Diabetes Canada.

Volunteer Development Community Development Community Mobilization Event Planning Advocacy Diabetes in Manitoba General Diabetes

Lisa Matte

Lisa Matte

Regional Director, Atlantic

Lisa Matte is Regional Director for the Maritimes at Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes in the Maritimes Budgets Leadership Volunteer Management Business Planning Diabetes Fundraising

Ravi Retnakaran

Ravi Retnakaran

Associate Member

Focusing on the pathophysiology and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Cardiovascular Disease Insulin Therapy Medical Research Diabetes and Metabolism

Mapy Villaudy

Mapy Villaudy

Chief Development & Marketing Officer

Mapy Villaudy is Chief Development & Marketing Officer at Diabetes Canada.

Fundraising Trends Developing Brand Ambassadors How to Increase Brand Value Diabetes Charitable Sector Marketing & Branding Marketing & Corporate Strategy

Ericka Tovey

Ericka Tovey

Director, Donor Marketing & Relations

Ericka Tovey is the Director of Donor Marketing and Relations at Diabetes Canada.

Fundraising Trends and Training Brand Ambassadorship Donor-Centred Messaging Annual Giving Stewardship Volunteer Management Philanthropy Project Management Marketing Communications Strategic Communications Data Analysis Diabetes

Peter Lin

Peter Lin

Director, Primary Care Initiatives

Dr. Peter Lin lectures and speaks throughout the world and maintains two busy family practices in Toronto.

Diabetes Clinical Research Clinical Practice Diabetes and Dementia Cardiology

Industry Experience (5)

  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Care - Services
  • Research
  • Fund-Raising
  • Non-Profit/Charitable

Expertise Overview

427 Areas of Expertise

294 Industry Experience

36 Event Appearances

0 Talks