Edmonton (incl. NT)


17312 – 107 Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5S 1E9
Tel: 780-428-0343
Toll-free: 1-855-428-0343
Fax: 780-428-0348

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Upcoming Local Events

  • Meet a Machine: September 10, 2017
  • JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes: September 29, 2017
  • Denim & Diamonds Gala: November 4, 2017

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The JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is so much more than just a Walk. It's a powerful movement to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year, you can join a collective rally that brings together thousands of people in cities across Canada whose lives are touched by T1D every day. Walk with us to find a cure for diabetes and turn this devastating disease into something of the past.

Walk with us to turn Type One into Type None.


  June 11, 2017

Team T-Shirts available for order:

Show off your support of JDRF by having a Team T-Shirt as you and your team march through the JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes!  Team T-shirts are available in either green or white and can be customized to include your team name.  A portion of the proceeds from each t-shirt sold will be remitted to JDRF Canada. 

Click to order:  https://jdrf.entripyshirts.com/


Mark your Calendars for 2017 JDRF TELUS Walks in your area:

  • JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, St. Albert: June 4, 2017
  • JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Grande Prairie: June 4, 2017
  • JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes, Edmonton: June 11, 2017
  • JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Red Deer: June 11, 2017
  • JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Calmar: June 25, 2017
  • JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Fort Saskatchewan: June 25, 2017


For more information contact Karen Zabinski 

or visit www.jdrf.ca/walk 




Connect with Dignity Memorial                                  Connect with Academy of Learning  


Connect with Global Edmonton



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September 29, 2017


The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial, is a high-energy stationary cycling event taking place in cities across Canada. This event will challenge Canadians to go further to defeat diabetes.


For more information contact Karen Zabinski 

or visit www.jdrf.ca/revolution




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JDRF’s 26th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala
will be held in Hall D at the Shaw Conference Centre. 

Please check back for more details as they become available. 

Because of you, we will turn Type One into Type None.

Our 2016 Gala raised over $312,000! 


For more information about sponsorship or tickets,
please contact Cheryl Vickers.


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September 10, 2017

Join JDRF at the ultimate back to school party, Meet a Machine. Meet a Machine is a fun, interactive family event where your child can see, sit in, and climb all kinds of different vehicles and large equipment. This year’s event is on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the West Edmonton Mall Overflow Parking Lot. Proceeds from the event support JDRF and its mission to cure type 1 diabetes.

To purchased tickets click on this link: https://jdrfca.donordrive.com/event/meetamachine


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Community Engagement and Newly Diagnosed

Bag of Hope

JDRF’s Bag of Hope program is a free resource which provides information and support to families with children who are newly diagnosed with T1D.

Coffee Support Group

Connect over coffee with other T1D parents at coffee shops around the city every third Saturday of the month at 10:00 am. If you are interested, please contact Karen Zabinski at kzabinski@jdrf.ca or see the events listing on the JDRF Edmonton Facebook page.

The Family Network of Volunteers

When a loved one is diagnosed with diabetes, it can be a traumatic and stressful time. Fear, sadness, anger and confusion about how to manage the disease can leave families feeling alone and overwhelmed.

Through the Family Network of Volunteers, families and individuals touched by diabetes can paired with a trained mentor – someone who has “been there” and experienced the challenges of being newly diagnosed. Family Network volunteers can provide information about diabetes resources, educate families about what they can do to help find a cure, and lend a willing ear. Our Family Network is free of charge and membership never expires!

Apply For a Mentor

Please note: our team can only share their personal experiences with you. We are not healthcare professionals and are unable to provide medical advice. The information provided by our team is not intended to take the place of medical advice, for which you should consult your doctor or other healthcare professionals.

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We are always looking for good people to help with a variety of fundraising events and office assistance!

We are currently looking for volunteers for the JDRF Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes in Edmonton on June 11th.  

Other areas we have volunteer opportunities in are:

  • JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes
  • Denim & Diamonds Gala
  • Bingos
  • Office Assistance (lots of variety)

If you are interested in volunteering with JDRF, please contact our office at edmonton@jdrf.ca or 780-428-0343.

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ADESA Auctions

For more information about donating your vehicle to JDRF call 780-428-0343, 1-855-428-0343, or email edmonton@jdrf.ca.

Memorials and Tributes Program

Honour someone you love or remember someone you miss by supporting the vital research needed to find a cure for T1D and its complications.

For more information, please contact edmonton@jdrf.ca or 780-428-0343.

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Third-party Events

Plan or Join a Community Event, Personal Campaign or Challenge Event

A third-party fundraiser is a fundraising event for JDRF organized independently by an outside (third) party. If you wish to host a third-party fundraiser in support of JDRF, or are interested in more information, please contact Cheryl Vickers at 780-428-0343 or cvickers@jdrf.ca.

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Welcome New Team Members!!

Amy Smart (Red Deer region) - Amy has extensive experience from across the province in event planning and fundraising having worked with the United Way and numerous Alberta-based corporations.  Amy's strong community focus will be a great asset to JDRF and Central Alberta. Contact: asmart@jdrf.ca
Cindy Walker (Edmonton region) - Cindy is a seasoned fundraiser having worked with organizations such as Big Brothers, Kids Up Front and United Way and is excited to help JDRF grow.  Contact: cwalker@jdrf.ca

Tami Anderson (Edmonton office) - with a strong administrative background and 5 years experience working on events with ATCO, she has finally come home to JDRF as she is also a T1D mom to a 15 year old and excited to be a part of the team. Contact: tanderson@jdrf.ca

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JDRF Staff

Duane Schreiner – Regional Manager, Alberta & NWT – dschreiner@jdrf.ca

Cheryl Vickers – Event Experience & Fundraising Manager – cvickers@jdrf.ca

Karen Zabinski – Peer to Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Manager – kzabinski@jdrf.ca

Cindy Walker - Senior Peer to Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Coordinator - cwalker@jdrf.ca

Amy Smart - Senior Peer to Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Coordinator - asmart@jdrf.ca

Teresa Trovato – Event Logistics Coordinator – ttrovato@jdrf.ca

Tami Anderson – Administrative Assistant, Alberta & NWT – tanderson@jdrf.ca

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Lets turn type one into type none