The following certifications are offered to workers who are involved in the administration and delivery of services in diabetes prevention, education, and diabetes care management, provided by Indigenous national, regional diabetes programs and organizations in Canada.
Certification for Diabetes program services workers are offered in three areas:
Foot care services
Diabetes foot care service workers assist Indigenous people that are affected by or at risk of diabetes and its complications. They strive to empower individuals through education, self-care resources, professional screening, ongoing care and referrals. They provide holistic support for a continuum of seamless services which include educating and connecting community members to Indigenous agency partners and local health professionals.
Three certifications are available – To apply, please click on the following links
Certified Indigenous Diabetes Foot Care Program Assistant
Certified Indigenous Diabetes Program Client Services Worker
Certified Indigenous Diabetes Program Foot Care Coordinator
Diabetes Wellness Workers promote diabetes awareness from an Indigenous perspective and assist Indigenous communities in identifying appropriate resources and services, planning, prevention and awareness strategies and coordinating community/regional programs and events based on community needs. Diabetes Wellness Workers also provide information sessions, information booths, presentations, resources and workshops to communities as requested.
Two certifications are available – To apply, please click on the following links
Certified Indigenous Diabetes Program Wellness Services Worker
Certified Indigenous Diabetes Program Wellness Services Coordinator
Knowledge services workers develop and provide educational material that combines traditional wisdom with current diabetes approaches, while incorporating First Nation’s, Métis, Inuit and mainstream influences. This program also supports Frontline Workers to plan, prepare and present relevant information about diabetes while also educating on Indigenous perspectives on health and wellness.
The goal of this service is to provide culturally influenced content while educating on health and wellness as it relates to diabetes. Second, our goal is to influence and inspire Front Line Workers to empower their participants in a safe learning environment that helps to nurture self awareness.
One certification is available – To apply, please click on the following link
Certified Indigenous Diabetes Program Knowledge Services Coordinator
Many Indigenous communities throughout Canada are affected by a rising rate of diabetes, while dealing with a lack of access to health care and the impact of colonization. Many Indigenous health centres, organizations and programs throughout Canada provide a range of diabetes support services to communities with individuals and families affected by diabetes.
These services offer culturally-focused education services and programs for the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes. The unregulated workers who deliver these services and programs are committed to promote diabetes awareness, to implement prevention strategies and to assist individuals and families affected with diabetes to manage the disease. They support the patient care delivery, coordination and education work provided by other health professionals.
ICBOC offers certifications to program-based workers who are involved in the administration and delivery of services in diabetes Foot Care, Wellness and Knowledge, respectively providing support in diabetes care management, prevention and education. ICBOC also offers a certification as Team Leaders in Diabetes Program Services.
To know more about the certification that you are interested in, please click on the one of the links below:
Diabetes Foot Care Services certifications
Diabetes Wellness Services certifications
Diabetes Knowledge Program certification
Team Leader in Diabetes Services
Diabetes Program Supervisor (Certification available in the fall of 2020)