Fact Sheet

November, 2012

Diabetes Community-based Project in Yukon

News Release: Harper Government Announces Funding to Fight Diabetes in Yukon 


  • Approximately four million Canadians have been diagnosed with diabetes. Many more are unaware they have the disease and the number of people diagnosed with diabetes is expected to continue to rise.
  • Through the Canadian Diabetes Strategy, the Government of Canada is taking a proactive, long-term approach to prevention and management of diabetes.
  • The Canadian Diabetes Strategy currently receives $18 million annually in ongoing funding for activities in the following six areas: surveillance; community-based programming; knowledge development and exchange; public information; leadership and coordination; and monitoring and evaluation.
  • A Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Strategy for Yukon, a project of the Yukon Department of Health and Social Services, is being funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada ($130,000 to March 2013).

A Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Strategy for Yukon: Developing a comprehensive health-based strategy for all residents of Yukon (Whitehorse)

The Yukon Department of Health and Social Services will receive $130,000 to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, population health-based strategy for chronic disease prevention and management for all of the territory’s residents.

This project, funded under the Canadian Diabetes Strategy, will identify chronic disease services and health care providers, review strategic approaches to chronic disease prevention and management, and establish a chronic disease strategy working group with participation from people with diabetes and partners such as the Council of Yukon First Nations. The project will also facilitate strategic meetings with health care providers, administrators and decision makers.

Other project partners include the Yukon Hospital Corporation and the Diabetes Education Centre.

About the Canadian Diabetes Strategy

The Canadian Diabetes Strategy (CDS) receives ongoing annual funding of $18 million through the Integrated Strategy for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease.

  • The Government of Canada and its partners address diabetes and related complications through the CDS, which focuses on the prevention, early detection and self-management of all types of diabetes.
  • The CDS has raised general awareness of diabetes and its risk factors, and created the first integrated national diabetes surveillance system.
  • Through community-based programming, projects are developed to enhance prevention initiatives in high-risk populations, to increase awareness of risk factors, and to help people living with diabetes avoid serious complications.

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