Southern Alberta

Contact Us:

#300, 1725- 10th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T3C 0K1
Phone: 403.255.7100 | Toll-Free: 1.877.287.3533 | Fax: 403.253.6683

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The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is an annual celebration of the hope of, one day, living in a world free from insulin injections, finger pokes, and the constant threat of developing complications. It raises awareness of T1D, as well as critical funds for research to cure, better treat, and prevent the disease. It is a fun-filled family event, with entertainment and refreshments provided. 

Are you the "Don't Stop Now" type?

Participants can still collect pledge money to help us reach our goal. Does your company do matching funds? Matching funds can make a big difference to your fundraising totals.


Thank you to all participants, volunteers, sponsors, and committee members for being a part of the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes. Together we're helping to turn Type One into type none. 


For more information, 
please contact Donna at
 403.255.7100 or

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 JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes 

Thank You!  

Thank you to our sponsors, donors and participants for being a part of the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes on September 16! We ha nearly 300 participants team up and put the pedal to the medal. Check out our Facebook page for Revolution Ride photos.


Luke, our 2016 Revolution Ride Ambassador and his father, Ryan. Your support of JDRF helps to change the lives of children living with T1D, like Luke.


The 2017 Revolution Ride will take place on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Festival Plaza in Eau Claire

For more information,
please contact Donna at 
403.255.7100 or


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Community Engagement

Support for Newly Diagnosed

A new diagnosis of T1D can trigger a range of reactions, including anger, sadness, and guilt. Whatever your feelings, they are normal and you are not alone.

Life with T1D can pose challenges for every member of the family. Whether you have T1D yourself, or are the parent or loved one of a person with T1D, it takes time to adapt to the day-to-day demands of the diabetes. Treatment options are improving all the time, and T1D does not need to prevent you or your child or loved one from living a full and active life. As times goes by, everyone will gain knowledge and confidence, and be able to celebrate successes, learn from mistakes, and move away from the intense feelings common after diagnosis.
Until there is a cure, we want to provide information that will help you cope with the burdens T1D can impose, and take advantage of the help that is presently available.

For more information, please contact Chavala at 403.255.7100 or

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Mentorship Program

Through our mentorship program, families and individuals touched by diabetes can be paired with a trained mentor – someone who has experienced the challenges of being newly diagnosed. Family Mentors can provide information about diabetes resources and educate families about what they can do to help find a cure. Our mentorship program is free of charge and membership never expires!

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.

For more information, please contact Chavala at 403.255.7100 or

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TrialNet is an international consortium dedicated to advancing the science of prevention and early treatment to preserve residual insulin secretion in T1D.

Natural History Studies are being conducted to learn more about what causes T1D and to find out what might predict the development of the disease. These studies provide close monitoring to individuals "at risk" for developing T1D. Individuals at greater risk may be offered an opportunity to participate in a prevention study.

Screening involves a simple blood test from your arm to look for diabetes-related autoantibodies that may appear years before T1D develops.

Relatives of people with T1D have about a three to four percent chance of having autoantibodies in their blood associated with T1D.

We encourage you to participate in the study! For eligibility and more information, please visit:

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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. The Bag of Hope is filled with relevant diabetes education materials and supportive materials. If your child is 12 years or younger, you will also receive a Rufus Bear. This bear with diabetes is designed to help little ones cope and learn about insulin injections.

In addition to the Bag of Hope, you will automatically receive JDRF's newsletter to keep you abreast of JDRF’s efforts to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

To request your Bag of Hope, please contact Chavala at  Be sure to include the following information:

  • Name of person with diabetes
  • Date of birth and gender
  • Mother’s/father’s Name (if child has diabetes)
  • Date of diagnosis
  • Home address
  • Home phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Clinic name
  • Would you like to receive one-on-one support from our Family Network of Volunteers?

For more information, please contact Chavala at 403.255.7100 or

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Third Party Events

Join or plan 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.  

Some examples from 2015:

  • Manachaban Middle School students walking up the Calgary Tower 
  • Occasional Notes hosting a sensational Disney Performance 
  • Paint Parti at the Winkin’ Owl

If you wish to host a third party fundraiser in support of JDRF, or are interested in more information please visit our 'Fundraise your Way' section of the website or contact Lucibelle at 403.255.7100 or


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Southern Alberta Region Memorials and Tributes Program

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

The Memorials and Tribute Program offers friends of JDRF a thoughtful, caring way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion while supporting critical diabetes research.
There are so many reasons to give:

  • Celebrate a birthday or other milestone
  • Make a holiday really special
  • Honour an achievement
  • Send “get well” wishes
  • Recognize a wedding anniversary
  • Show a friend or family member who has lost a loved one how much you care

You can also use this program to raise money by asking others to give to JDRF in lieu of gifts for birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, or any other celebration in your own life. Some families have raised thousands of dollars this way – and it all supports important diabetes research.

It’s easy to participate! Simply call the office (to make a credit card gift) or mail your donation to:

JDRF Southern Alberta
#300, 1725- 10th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K1

Please clearly indicate the name of the person in whose honour or memory you are making the gift, as well as who should receive notification of your gift (for example, surviving family members).

Once your donation is processed, JDRF will send you an acknowledgement, and send a card notifying your honoree (or next of kin) that you have made a memorial or tribute gift. Please note, we do not disclose the amount of the gift, and gifts are processed and acknowledged within five business days of receipt.
For more information, please contact Lucibelle at


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Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada.  We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!


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Lets turn type one into type none