Solar Life provides $800,000 donation to assist folks with diabetes

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To help vulnerable communities in Montreal that are disproportionately affected by diabetes, Sun Life is donating $ 800,000 to McGill University.

The grant, which will be awarded over a three-year period, will support McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) and build a network of five clinics. The clinics will be located in Montreal and operated in collaboration with local partner organizations that serve indigenous peoples and the homeless.

“Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world. Sun Life is committed to preventing the disease while helping people with diabetes and prediabetes live healthier lives, ”said Jacques Goulet, President of Sun Life Canada. “With a longstanding focus on community health and wellbeing, we believe everyone deserves access to support for their wellbeing. We are excited to be working with ISON to deliver these important programs. “

Goulet added that Montreal is a city where Sun Life employees live and work, and that supporting the needs of vulnerable populations in the city is key to a healthier, more sustainable future for Canada.

“These nurse-run clinics – made possible with the support of Sun Life – help us fulfill our community service mandate while providing our students with a unique frontline, hands-on experience,” commented Dr. Anita., Assistant Dean of McGill University and ISoN Director Gagnon. “It is critical that our students receive the best clinical nursing education possible. To achieve this goal, they must expose themselves to a range of health problems that Canadians face in a community setting. “

As of 2021, Sun Life has allocated over $ 38 million to the awareness, prevention, and care of diabetes worldwide.