Join Us

There are many ways you can get involved with JDRF and help us work toward curing, better treating and preventing type 1 diabetes (T1D). Each of our programs and events helps provide necessary funds to T1D research and bring us one step closer to a cure. See below for ways you can get involved in JDRF’s programs and events!

TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes
Join the community. Join more than 45,000 people across Canada as we come together as a community committed to raising funds for research to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Ride for Diabetes Research
Ride stationary. Move research forward. Gather a team of five colleagues and come out for an hour, for a fun, competitive way to raise funds for diabetes research.

JDRF Galas
Every year, JDRF invites our families, volunteers, donors, partners, and sponsors to attend local Galas in communities across Canada.

Major Gifts
JDRF’s Major Gifts program invites corporations, individuals, and foundations to make a philanthropic gift to research through a multi-year pledge or donation.

Diabetes Research Symposium
Join us at one of the JDRF Diabetes Research Symposiums across Canada to hear the latest updates from JDRF-funded researchers and listen to inspiring motivational stories from Diabetes Champions.

JDRF’s Outreach program provides social, emotional and practical support, mentoring, as well as information to newly diagnosed children and adults, and their families.

JDRF Advocates put T1D on the government agenda by actively participating in the legislative decision-making process as it affects research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.

Every dollar raised helps JDRF fund critical research and accelerates the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.

Fundraise Your Way
Did you know that you can create your own fundraising event for JDRF through our “Fundraise Your Way” program. This program allows people to create a fundraising event based on their own interests.

The Passion, Action and Impact of our dedicated volunteers ensures we can continue to be the leading global funder focused on T1D research.

Corporate Partners
JDRF’s corporate partners are vital to the success of our mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. If your corporation is interested in partnering with JDRF, please contact Linda Barlow at

If you or a family member has type 1 diabetes, you might consider becoming a part of the research process by participating in one of JDRF CCTN’s clinical trials.

In Honour
Make a donation to honour someone you love, or celebrate a special occasion. JDRF will send a personalized card to the person you honour on your behalf.

In Memory
Make a gift in memory of a loved one who has passed away. JDRF will send a sympathy card to the family and friends on your behalf.

Door-to-door fundraising
JDRF does not employ a door-to-door fundraising company to solicit donations although we have many generous volunteers approaching members of their community for support.
If you are asked to make a donation to JDRF, please go online ( and donate directly. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-877-287-3533.


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