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Community involvement

Community involvement is embedded in Novo Nordisk's history and values. It involves a respectful weighing of business interest against those of stakeholders and society, a balancing of short-term and long-term interest. Novo Nordisk's overall approach to community engagement is primarily focused on the company's main area of expertise, namely diabetes. Whether it is about supporting long-term sustainable health with their communities, Novo Nordisk is at the forefront of providing treatment and care for people with diabetes.

Our community focus

Our responsibility, our commitment.

Novo Nordisk has been involved in changing diabetes care in Canada since 1984. Today, with more than 300 employees working across the country, our vision is to defeat diabetes by finding better methods of diabetes prevention, detection and treatment. The need has never been more clear.

More than 11 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Every hour of every day, 20 people are diagnosed with diabetes. The burden of the disease, both to the individual and the healthcare system, is growing. By 2020, 10% of Canadians will be living with diabetes, and the burden of the disease will cost the healthcare system close to $17 billion annually.

Through our Changing Diabetes® ambition, Novo Nordisk is making a difference in the lives of people living with diabetes in Canada. Through partnerships with healthcare providers and not-for-profit organizations, we help drive research, advocacy and awareness initiatives to improve access to diabetes education, care and treatment for all Canadians impacted by the disease.

Grants, donations & sponsorships

Novo Nordisk Canada is committed to supporting causes related to inspiring Canadians to make healthy lifestyle choices and the therapeutic areas in which we operate - diabetes, hemophilia and women's health. If your organization has a request for a donation, sponsorship, or medical research grant that falls within our therapeutic areas or inspires Canadians to make healthy lifestyle choices, we invite you to submit an application through our online system.

Novo Nordisk Canada is proud to have funded the following organizations

  • AMEQ (Association des médecins endocrinologues du Québec)
  • Axe de recherche diabète, obésité et complications cardiovasculaires (DOCC) du CRCHUS
  • Axe Obésité, diabète de type 2 et métabolisme / Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec
  • Banting & Best Diabetes Centre - University of Toronto
  • BC Children's Hospital
  • Camp Carowanis
  • Canadian Hemophilia Society
  • Centre de jour de Diabétologie Centre Hospitalier Maisonneuve-Rosemont
  • Diabetes Canada
  • Diabetes Hope Foundation
  • Fondation de l'Hôpital Maisonneuve Rosemont
  • Hemophilia Ontario
  • Huron Perth Diabetes Program
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • Les Diabétiques de Québec
  • McMastuer University
  • Montreal Diabetes Research Center
  • Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario
  • Obesity Canada
  • Ontario Physical and Health Education Association
  • Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre
  • Réseau de recherche en Santé cardiométabolique, diabète et obésité (CMDO)
  • Royal Columbian Hospital
  • Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation
  • Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
  • Schulich School of Medicine - Windsor Campus
  • Société canadienne de l'hémophilie
  • Stop Diabetes Foundation
  • St Michael's Hospital
  • The Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada
  • University Health Network/Mount Sinai Hospital
  • University of British Columbia
  • Upper River Valley Patient Oriented Research Committee
  • Women's College Hospital Division of Endocrinology

Click here to access the application for Grants, Donations and Sponsorships.