Active Communities at Wilfrid Laurier University
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In partnership with Sun Life Financial, Wilfrid Laurier University has launched a community outreach program to improve activity levels and nutrition in youth with Type 2 Diabetes and their caregivers, as a way to prevent and manage their diabetes. The Sun Life Financial Centre for Physically Active Communities engages Laurier undergraduate and graduate students in an experiential learning opportunity, where they deliver the programming and conduct research.

The program is offered free, or at low-cost, to children and youth at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic conditions in high-priority neighbourhoods such as low-income, immigrant, and Indigenous communities.

"The centre gives at-risk children and their caregivers the foundation and knowledge they need to make healthier choices, which can ultimately help reduce the number of people developing type 2 diabetes both now and in the future.”
Paul Joliat
Assistant vice-president, philanthropy & sponsorships, Sun Life Financial
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