Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday write yourself into the story of Banting House National Historic Site!

Under the stewardship of Diabetes Canada, Banting House National Historic Site of Canada creates public awareness and understanding of the national historic significance of Sir Frederick Banting and preserves the commemorative integrity of Banting House, the birthplace of insulin, for the benefit of the people of Canada. The museum celebrates not only a great Canadian discovery, but the life and career of Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941).


The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the idea that led to the discovery of insulin. In this very house, on October 31, 1920, Frederick Banting arose from a restless sleep and wrote his 25-word hypothesis that led to the discovery of insulin the following year and gave hope to people living with diabetes worldwide. Due to its importance, it has been recognized as event of national historic significance by the Government of Canada.

In honour of the 100th anniversary Banting House is hoping to acquire 100 donors (one per each year of the anniversary) donating at least $20 dollars (representing the year of the hypothesis)!  From November 23rd to December 1st Banting House invites you to donate what you can to help support our local and national heritage!

How can a $25 donation help support Banting House?
  • Building restoration
  • Database management
  • Education and public programs
  • Restoration and conservation of the collection
  • Web development and new technologies

As a result of the generosity of many corporate and individual donors as well as Community and Family Foundations, we have been able to meet our mission. Without their help, we would not be able to ensure the best cultural resource management and access to our thousands of visitors from more than 80 countries that pass through our doors annually.

How do you donate?

Simply hit the donate button here on our profile below!

If you would like to pay through other means, please contact Banting House directly by emailing or by contact Grant Maltman at 519-673-1752 ext. 226.

Other ways you can help support Banting House National Historic Site all year round:

1. Donating  to the Banting House Acquisition Fund. With this fund, we have been able to acquire significant items related to Banting’s life and career that were at risk of being lost, acquired by private collectors, or potentially leaving the country.

2. Purchasing a commemorative brick through our Brick Campaign.

3. Volunteering  at Banting House NHS. Our volunteers deliver tours, assist with research, special events, and programming!

Follow Banting House NHS online to see our progress, hear stories of how donations have helped our museum, and learn more about the birthplace of insulin! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @BantingHouseNHS and on Twitter @BantingHouse!

Thank you for supporting Banting House National Historic Site!

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