Our Mission

The Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, for the development, and enhancement of programs and services focusing on the education, prevention, and management of diabetes in Aboriginal communities, both on and off-reserve. The high prevalence of diabetes in Aboriginal society has placed it among the top health priorities.

Our Vision

Through SOADI’s continual efforts to eradicate the devastating effects of Diabetes, Aboriginal** peoples will once again enjoy the good health of our ancestors.

SOADI supports Aboriginal communities working to decrease the high incidence of Diabetes and its complications through prevention, intervention and management activities.

In the pursuit of its Vision and Mission, SOADI values:

  • Respect for autonomy and diversity,
  • Community-based and responsive services,
  • Wholistic wellness (i.e. physical, spiritual, mental and emotional balance),
  • A spirit of sharing and cooperation, and
  • Personal choice and the right to privacy. The following are the prioritized strategic objectives of SOADI, for the next five years:
  • Develop and distribute culturally appropriate education, promotion and prevention resources based on community needs.
  • Advocate, support and promote access to treatment and care options.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate networking, through coordination and recommendation of services.
  • Identify local and regional service needs related to Diabetes, through data collection.
  • Act as a resource for other health and education service providers.
  • Gather share and support relevant Diabetes research.
Open hours today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Toggle weekly schedule
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday


  • Sunday


  • May 20, 2024 8:00 am local time

Branches and Sites

SOADI Head Office
3250 Schmon Parkway, Thorold ON
L2V 4Y6
PH: 1-888 514 1370
FX: 1-866 352 0485

Eastern Region
Autumn Watson
Diabetes Prevention Coordinator
76 Queen Mary St, Ottawa, ON Canada K1N 7B7
Phone: 613 396 3900

Toronto Region
Amanda Lipinski
Diabetes Prevention Coordinator
75 Sherbourne St. Unit 222 Toronto Ontario. M5A-2P9 Phone: 416 203 0133

Urban Horseshoe Region
Kathleen Laforme
Diabetes Prevention Coordinator
21 Rosdene
Hamilton, Ontario
L9A 4N3
Phone: 905-388-6010

Central Region
Kim Lamothe
Diabetes Prevention Coordinator
311 George St LL#3
Peterborough Ont. K9J 3H3
Phone: 705 527 1560 Email:

West Central Region
Crystal MacDonald
Diabetes Prevention Coordinator
Iroquois Village Plaza
1721 Chiefswood Rd
Ohsweken Ontario
Phone: 519 750 0893  Email:

Send all mail to:
#143 - 245 King George Road,
Brantford, Ontario
N3R 7Z9

Western Region
Barbara Whiteye
Diabetes Prevention Coordinator
C/O Delaware Nation Health Centre
R.R. #3
Thamesville, Ontario, N0P 2K0
Phone:    519 350-6789

Footcare Coordinator
Lindsey Cosh
3250 Schmon Parkway Thorold Ontario L2V 4Y6
Toll Free: 1-888-514-1370  E-mail:
Serving all six SOADI Regions

Education Coordinator
Shannon VanEvery
3250 Schmon Parkway Thorold Ontario L2V 4Y6
Toll Free: 1-888-514-1370  E-mail:
Serving all six SOADI Regions

Youth Coordinator
Marie Bowering
3250 Schmon Parkway Thorold Ontario L2V 4Y6
Toll Free: 1-888-514-1370  E-mail:
Serving all six SOADI Regions

Programs and Services
  • Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Foot Care Program
  • Education Program
  • Youth Program