Taking steps to prevent diabetes

We want to give Canadians the knowledge
they need to help stop diabetes in its tracks.

Diabetes and prediabetes currently affects 1 in 3 Canadians.1

Diabetes is a leading contributor to the growth of long-term chronic illnesses and can lead to serious complications.

The good news: there are ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.
That’s why we want to provide Canadians with access to information that empowers them to take the steps they need to manage or stop diabetes. By improving the health and wellness of our Clients, Employees, advisors and the community, we’re helping build brighter, healthier communities for life.

In 2012, we announced our focus on diabetes with a historic donation of $5 million over 5 years to the University Health Network in Canada. Since then, we’ve committed over $31 million to programs that support diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research.

More about our diabetes donations

We’re committed to the prevention and management of diabetes. By focusing our support on diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research – we aim to build healthier, more sustainable communities.

More about our pillars of diabetes support


Sun Life's focus on diabetes
Sun Life's focus on diabetes

Learn more about our commitment to diabetes.

Understanding diabetes
Understanding diabetes

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of diabetes.

What’s Sun Life Dunk for Diabetes? It’s an innovative type 2 diabetes awareness and prevention program. This program works in partnership with the Toronto Raptors, NBA Canada, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. We're encouraging healthy habits through:
  • basketball-inspired fitness challenges,
  • nutrition education,
  • encouragement from Raptors players and Sun Life advisors, and
  • exciting prizes.

More about Dunk for Diabetes