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 Joing us as we walk towards the cure and continue our mission to turn type 1 into type none!

2016 JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes


June 12 at Queen Juliana Park (opposite of Dows Lake Pavilion)

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May 14  at Zwick's Centennial Park

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May 14 at Zwick's Centennial Park (Belleville)

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June 11 at Nicholls Oval & Rotary Trail

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North Bay

     September 25 at Lee Park, Memorial Drive

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Rain or shine - A time of unity, courage, family and friends.

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Details on the 2016
 Ride for Diabetes Research will be available soon.

The JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research is a fun team-building event comprised of teams of five that ride a stationary-bike for seven minutes each, all while raising funds to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). The ride is high energy, full of corporate spirit, and invites friendly competition among colleagues. Corporations involved are passionate about helping JDRF reach their goal of curing, better treating and preventing T1D. Event participation for a team only takes 1 hour from warm-up to completion, however we encourage each team to arrive ½ hour before their start time to check in and pick up their incentive prize. Lunch, fantastic music and fabulous prizes are all provided!

Sector challenges in Banking, Legal, Accounting, Insurance, Real Estate and Mining among others, promote friendly competition with other businesses in your community who battle it out to take top company status in your local site.

Issue A Challenge
If you know of any other companies that might like to join in on the excitement or that you'd like to issue a challenge to, please contact Sabrina at

Riders must collect a minimum of $125 individually in pledges to participate or a collective team total of $625.

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 Social Media

Stay connected - it's never been easier to keep in touch!
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 Community Fundraisers

A community fundraiser is a fundraising event for JDRF that is organized independently by an outside (third) party. Many different community groups, businesses, and individuals show their support for diabetes research every year by hosting events or making corporate donations to JDRF.

If you or your company, club, or group is interested in helping raise funds for JDRF, there are many ways to do so, from raffles to barbecues, bake sales to car washes, and golf tournaments to galas. The only limit is your imagination!

For more information, or to host a community fundraiser in support of JDRF, please contact Ayan at

To create an online fundraising page for your personal campaign, an event or a challenge such as a marathon, visit our new fundraising system, Fundraise Your Way

Thank You to Our Community Fundraisers...we couldn't do it without you!

"Taking a Swing" at curing type 1 diabetes annual golf event, organized by Team Maya's Mission, has raised over $62,000 for JDRF over the past 4 years. Each year individuals are invited out to Brockville Country Club for a day iof golfing followed by a fabulous prime rib dinner buffet, silent auction, raffles and live auction at the on site banquet hall.  Definitely a day and evening not to be missed!


Crafting A Cure started in 2013 by Jeff and Cherie Lalonde along with several friends who also have children with T1D.  Their aim is to raise awareness of T1D by attracting the growing market of craft beer enthusiasts in an evening of beer tasting, live music and silent auctions.  The event welcomes over 250 people each year, and 2014 hosted 8 Ontario Craft Breweries, with 10 coming out for their upcoming event for 2015.  Crafting A Cure has managed to raise over $25,000 to date in support of JDRF Ottawa.

The Bagg Family 12th Annual Women’s Cuisine for a Cure, was held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at The University Club at Queen’s, in Kingston and was a great success! We thank the Bagg family and friends for their continued efforts and dedication. Over the past 18 years, the Bagg family, along with the generous support of individuals, families, and businesses within the Kingston community, have raised over $660,000 for JDRF.

The first ever Fire and Ice (Senators Alumni vs. Russell TWP Firefighters) charity hockey game presented by the D-Boyz look place at the Russell Arena on Sunday, February 8, 2015. The event raised over $6,800.

Dan Baird’s 9th Annual Baird Financial Planning Golf Day for Juvenile Diabetes, held on Friday, August 22, 2014 raised over $3,500! We would like to thank Dan for his support. To date the Baird Financial Planning Golf Day for Juvenile Diabetes has raised over $23,500!

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Volunteer Opportunities

We’re always happy to welcome new volunteers to help out at our fundraising events, to serve on event planning committees, and to assist staff in the JDRF office. We cannot do it without you!

For more information on local volunteer opportunities, please complete and submit the Volunteer Application Form to

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Community Engagement

Are you looking to reach out, meet others, and build a support group? If so, you have come to the right place. JDRF Ottawa can direct you because you are never alone on this journey. JDRF is continuing to make great strides every day. We want to provide you with all the informationa you need to help you continue living a true fulfilling and meaningful life living with T1D.

We believe that together we can Turn Type 1 into Type None!

Community Engagement Events

Bowling - Strike Out Diabetes - Great for all ages!

Friday April 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM

R.S.V.P. to Raquel

Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club - All proceeds from ticket's sale will benefit JDRF!

Sell tickets to contribute more towards your TELUS Walk Team goal, contact Sabrina C. Lemay for more information.

Saturday May 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Scotiabank Charity Challenge - Run for a Cure at Tamarack Ottawa Race

Weekend of May 28-29, 2016

What is the challenge? Find out here

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge helps build our communities step-by-step by having runners raise money for local and national charities. Here are some quick facts about the Challenge:

  • Over $800,000 raised by runners in 2015
  • Charities receive 100 % of all online donations, with Scotiabank covering all transaction and banking fees
  • More than 50 participating charities in 2016

How do you join? Here!

1. Choose JDRF, on the charities who are participating in 2016

2. Sign up for any of the races at the 2016 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

3. As you train for your race, collect pledges from family, friends and coworkers. You can also share updates about your fundraising on social media using the hashtag #RunScotia and #JDRF

4. Run your race on May 28-29, 2016

For more information, contact us

Get Social - With the Social Club!

Join the Social Club to meet families and children living with the same day to day T1D challenges. Connect, socialize and build your own personal support groups. JDRF hosts a social club for both parents and children to come together meet and have fun.

The Social Club come together on selected Saturdays or Sunday throughout the year - Please continue to visit our website for updates on upcoming social club events.

If you are interested in joining the Social Club please contact Sabrina at

Next meeting is Saturday April 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Youth Council

Getting out and meeting others can be a challenge no matter how old you are. The Young Adults Group allows you to do just that. Are you looking for a good time? Are you looking to meet other adults living with T1D? If so this is the group for you. The Young Adults Group - get together throughout the year to socialize, attend events and build upon each other's accomplishments. If you want to meet mature, like minded individuals the Young Adults group is a great place to start.

JDRF Youth Council takes a tour of Fire Station #36!

JDRF Ottawa Youth Council goes Indoor Rock Climbing!

"It was amazing to spend time with kids my age. I didn't have to worry about my glucose or testing in front of the others because I knew that everyone else would test me! It really is a great club and I would love for others to experience it!" ~ Shaylah, age 15, diagnosed at age 6

For more information about joining the Young Adults Group or attending an event, please contact Sabrina at

The School Program

Has your son or daughter recently been diagnosed with T1D? Do you want their school to have a better understanding on what T1D is and how it affects your lives? JDRF would love to help you get the message across. JDRF is able to make an educational presentation to your child's classroom, an assembly or school staff about type 1 diabetes. Let us help make the transition easier for you - knowledge gives strenght and empowerment and lightens your load.

Taking the next step/Schools

Your son or daughters school now fully understand T1D and you want them to get more involved. JDRF can help facilitate a school fundraising event! There are many benefits to school fundraisers and JDRF has all the tools you need to help make this a success. Participating schools have found many objectives to creating a JDRF Fundraising event...

- Peer to peer motivational development

- Confidence building in those living with T1D within the school

- Enhanced knowledge of the importance of a healthy body and mind

- Security in knowing what to do to help someone living with T1D

- Building awareness and showing support to a non-for-profit organization

- Supporting physical activity while participating in a school walk

- Creating community spirit and togetherness while supporting a great cause

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Our Staff

Sabrina C. Lemay
Senior Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator
613.244.4818 ext. 221

Ayan Mohamed
Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator
613.244.4818 ext.226

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