Sheila Kern is the Regional Director for British Columbia and Yukon at Diabetes Canada. Prior to taking on this position, she was a Regional Chair and a member of the Diabetes Canada's BC Advocacy Committee.
Sheila has dedicated her career to helping non-profit associations and community groups tell their stories. as the mother of a daughter with type 1 diabetes, she is especially passionate about diabetes-related causes.
Throughout her career, Sheila has taken on diverse projects with clients including West Vancouver Community Services, Science World, Union Gospel Mission, Ketchum Consulting Inc., Evergreen, BC and more. Sheila worked in-house at the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Editor of Knowledge Network’s program guide.
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Humber College: Post-Grad, Public Relations 1995
University of Toronto: BA, History 1993
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Diabetes becoming more prevalent in BC, warns expert
News 1130 radio
Regional Director of the Canadian Diabetes Association for BC and Yukon Sheila Kern says diabetes is becoming more prevalent in our province. “The cases in British Columbia alone have grown to 1.4 million cases of diabetes or pre-diabetes in the province, representing a total of 28 per cent of our population.”
New name, new campaign for the Canadian Diabetes Association
News 1130 radio
Sheila Kern with the organization says millions of people are living with diabetes in Canada. “Today there are 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. That’s one in three of us,” says Kern. “There are 1.5 million people living with diabetes or pre-diabetes in British Columbia. That represents 29 per cent of our population.”