How to get involved

Provincial government advocacy

  • Write a letter to Ontario’s Minister of Health and Minister of Education. Be sure to copy your MPP. You may also want to copy the head of your diabetes clinic, your local children’s hospital, and/or your school board. Here is a sample letter.
  • Ask your MPP to write to the Minister of Education in support of a provincial policy for students with type 1 diabetes. Here is a sample letter.
  • Request a meeting with your MPP. Here are some tips and talking points.

Provincial government contacts

School advocacy

Please tell us when you write, as well as the response(s) to your letters.

Share your story

What has the school experience been like for your child or teen? What changes would you like to see in the support your child or teen receives? By sharing your story, you will demonstrate the need for policy and help strengthen our advocacy efforts. Please take a few moments to complete our survey(s). Your comments may be used on this website, but will not be attributed. While we wish we could hear from everyone, because this is a provincial advocacy effort, these surveys are only for people in Ontario.

National advocacy

For more information, or if we can help, email info@sosdiabetes.ca.