Membership Overview

If you are a licensed pharmacist in Canada with an interest in diabetes, we recommend that you become a member of our Diabetes Pharmacists Network.


The BBDC membership is a network of individuals involved in diabetes research, education and care from various departments at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals and sites. Membership is free and open to individuals involved in full or part-time diabetes research, education, or patient care (i.e. scientists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, etc.) and whose primary university appointment or employment (i.e. more than 50% of total salary), is with the University of Toronto or one of its affiliated hospitals and sites listed below. Postdoctoral fellows, students, research associates and technicians are not eligible for membership; however, they are welcome to join our e-mail list. The BBDC occasionally makes membership available to non-U of T affiliated faculty and health professionals who are invited by the BBDC to play a major role in the Centre’s activities.

Fully Affiliated Hospitals

  • Baycrest Health Sciences
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Hospital for Sick Children
  • St. Michael's Hospital
  • Sinai Health System. Includes:
    • Bridgepoint Health
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • University Health Network. Includes:
    • Princess Margaret Hospital
    • Toronto General Hospital
    • Toronto Western Hospital
    • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
  • Women's College Hospital

Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) Associate Members:

  • Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital)
  • North York General Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Health Centre
  • Trillium Health Partners. Includes:
    • Credit Valley Hospital
    • Mississauga Hospital
    • Queensway Health Centre

Community Affiliated Hospitals and Sites

  • Humber River Hospital
  • Lakeridge Health Network
  • Markham-Stouffville Hospital
  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Providence Healthcare
  • Rouge Valley Health System
  • The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
  • The Scarborough Hospital
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
  • West Park Healthcare Centre
  • William Osler Health System

Benefits Of Membership

  • Be eligible to apply for the Centre's funding programs. (NOTE: Not all BBDC members are eligible to apply for all programs. Specific eligibility requirements are outlined for each funding program.)
  • Be eligible to attend the BBDC's Annual Scientific Day and other events which may be open to members and their trainees only.
  • Receive emails about our funding programs, educational events, our newsletter and other notifications.
  • Each research member's diabetes-related activities and contact information are posted on our website which enables local and foreign trainees to locate potential supervisors at the University, and helps facilitate the development of collaborative diabetes-related activities.

Maintaining Membership Status

All members are required to keep their BBDC membership profile up to date. This is a pre-requisite for maintaining eligibility for membership and funding.