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The Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations at the University of Toronto

Working collaboratively with partners to create scalable, community-based health solutions aimed at preventing and treating diabetes and related chronic conditions both in Canada and around the world.

Cities everywhere are struggling with rising rates of chronic conditions. An estimated 11 million Canadians—one in three—now have diabetes or prediabetes, with the majority living with type 2 diabetes.

To respond to this growing challenge, in February 2021, Novo Nordisk A/S and the University of Toronto (U of T) announced a $40-million CAD investment to establish the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations, based at U of T Mississauga. Novo Nordisk’s $20-million donation was matched by U of T with a further $20-million in financial and in-kind contributions.

The Network brings together leading experts from the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and U of T Mississauga to create health solutions that are grounded in community outreach and cutting-edge research.

Working with community partners, the Network aims to address diabetes and related chronic conditions through better care, lower risk factors and healthier living environments.

While this collaborative effort is based at U of T Mississauga, the knowledge and strategies that the Network develops can be applied in municipalities around the world.

To learn more about the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations and to find out how you can get involved, please visit

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