The Canadian Diabetes Association founded in 1953, is the leading diabetes organisation of Canada. It is similar to the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes UK, and the Diabetes Australia-NSW. Its mission  is to "to promote the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service, and advocacy."
Board of DirectorsEdit
The 2006-2007 Board of Directors of the Canadian Diabetes Association are;
- Garth Herbert, Chair
- George Sutton, Vice Chair
- George Archibald
- Corinne Bergdal
- Trevor Ford
- Todd Janes
- Alan Marks
- Karie Quinn
- Dr. Ehud Ur
- David Wright
Name of one director is yet to be announced. There are two Guest Directors on the Board, namely, Dr. David Hill (Past Chair), and John G. Parkinson (National Legal Counsel).
The Canadian Diabetes Association undertakes a number of activities covering extending advice to professionals and diabetes health care personnel to dissemination of information for prevention and better management of diabetes. It has branches covering at least 150 communities across Canada. The publications by the Canadian Diabetes Association include the following:
- Canadian Journal of Diabetes: It is the leading Canadian journal exclusively dealing with latest diabetes related contents for diabetes health care professionals.
- Canadian Diabetes: It is a quarterly publication presenting information about clinical aspects of diabetes management
- The Diabetes Communicator: It is a 16-page newsletter periodically sent to around 2,200 diabetes educators across Canada.