CORE honoured by Canadian Diabetes Association
The Queen’s University Centre for Obesity, Research and Education (CORE) has received the Canadian Diabetes Association’s (CDA) Partnership Award for its efforts in the Kingston community.
“CORE is honoured to receive this award from the CDA. It is a pleasure to be part of the mission of the CDA, and we enjoy the involvement that we have with them in the community. Our values are aligned and we look forward to continued collaboration,” says CORE director Robert Ross.
CORE coordinated the efforts of community partners including the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s SPARK Together for Healthy Kids initiative, KFL&A Public Health’s Motiv8, Stroke Strategy and CDA to bring 450 health care professionals from across the country for the “Exercise is Medicine” symposium in June 2009.
The CDA and CORE have been working together as partners for the past three years through various initiatives and committees.
“It has been an exciting experience and a pleasure for our association to work with the team of CORE over the past several years,” says April McCann, Public Programs and Services Coordinator of the CDA’s South East Ontario Regional Leadership Centre.