Diabetes Hope Foundation

Youth Scholarships

Diabetes Hope Foundation (DHF) is a grassroots not-for-profit organization founded by its current chair, Barbara Pasternak, in 1999 after two of her sons were diagnosed with diabetes. The foundation’s mission is to provide education and resources to help youth with diabetes transition to a healthier tomorrow.

The Scholarship Program highlights the personal triumphs of young adults who face the many responsibilities associated with diabetes management significantly enriching their lives through community and extra-curricular activities and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Project Initiation




Organization Website

“The Dan family has been one of our biggest cheerleaders, supporting our growth from a small grassroots organization into a nationally mandated charity, helping thousands of Canadian youth and families”

Barbara Pasternak

Founder & Chair, Diabetes Hope Foundation