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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Picks & Plates
Saturday April 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Studio Bell (850 4th Street SE Calgary, AB)

Join JDRF, our type 1 diabetes (T1D) community and Juno award-winning country music artist George Canyon for our Picks & Plates event at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Your attendance and support will help to advance our mission to turn type one into type none. We look forward to an evening full of great music, delicious food and excellent company.

Go to to get your tickets today!


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Like to travel?


Purchase your raffle ticket for a chance to win
one (1) voucher good for two (2) return flights anywhere WestJet flies! 
Only a limited amount of tickets are available.


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Join a powerful movement to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Be part of a collective rally that brings together thousands of people whose lives are touched by T1D every day, who are tired of the hardship of this disease, who want to be heard, raise money and change the face of T1D forever. We invite you to find inspiration, courage and strength from all the others who’ll walk proudly alongside you, supporting a cause that is close to your heart – and theirs. 

 On Sunday June 11, 2017 walk with us to find a cure for diabetes and turn this devastating disease into something of the past, that no longer threatens our health, our children’s or our friends’. Walk with us to turn type one into type none. Go to today!


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 had nearly 300 participants team up and put the pedal to the metal. 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
Wednesday October 18, 2017
at The Palace (formerly Flames Central) on Stephen Ave.


For more information,
please contact Chavala at 
403.255.7100 or


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Kids 'n' Us: Families Facing Diabetes Conference

Saturday April 29, 2017
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre (11727 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB)

Go to: for more information.

Kids 'n' Us is an informal full-day conference intended to provide practical information and support for children, teenagers, parents and caregivers living and working with type 1 diabetes (T1D, formerly known as juvenile diabetes). This conference is where everyone understands your lifestyle and concerns. It is an opportunity to update your knowledge about T1D, learn new coping techniques, and network with other families living with the condition.



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Community Engagement

Support for Newly Diagnosed

A new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (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 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 type 1 diabetes (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
  • Email 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:

  • 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 Tributes 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 ways 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, JDRF Canada will send you a tax recript within 45 days!


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Lets turn type one into type none