Serving Toronto, York, and Durham Region

235 Yorkland Blvd., Suite 600
Toronto, ON M2J 4Y7
Tel: 647.789.2000
Toll-Free: 1.877.287.3533
Fax: 416.491.2111


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Join us this June and 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.

Where? Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON
When? Sunday, June 11th, 2017
How? Click here to register now!

For more information, please contact or 647.789.2322.


T1D Adult Group

Would meeting other adults with T1D and sharing common experiences be of interest to you?

Join this informal monthly group from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Loblaws, Maple Leaf Gardens (Upper Level next to the LCBO). Underground parking is validated at customer service.

Meeting Dates

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Please contact Sherry at or 647-789-2038 for more information.

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 Host a T1D Fundraiser

Be a Diabetes Champion! Join our dedicated team of fundraisers by raising funds in support of diabetes research. 

There are countless ways to contribute! Host your own fundraiser….Join a community event…. Rally your co-workers…. Get your school involved. Your passion combined with our expertise will ensure your efforts make a major impact on the lives of Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

We’ve made it easy for you to organize a fundraiser that is meaningful to you while raising funds for vital research. Choose a fundraising idea and then let us know what you want to do. We’ll provide you with all the tools and support you need to make it a success.

For more information on how to start your own event, please contact Asha at
647-789-2035 or email

Get started with your fundraising event…

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The Toronto chapter is currently recruiting members for our gala auction committee who are passionate about diabetes research
and looking for a way to give back to their community.
If you are an enthusiastic fundraiser who has experience in soliciting auction items and prizes or are looking to develop this skill, we have room for you on our
A Night of Promise auction committee.

For more information, please contact Asha at or 647.789.2035.

2017 Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes presented by Sun Life Financial

York Ride
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Location: Markham Pan Am Centre

Toronto Ride
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Location: Yonge and Dundas Square


Bag of Hope

JDRF is pleased to provide our complimentary Bag of Hope, containing a variety of educational and reference materials to help newly diagnosed children and families along the way.

As a special gift, children under 12 will also receive a Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes™, designed to help children cope and learn about insulin injections.

To learn more about the Bag of Hope program, please visit the T1D Hub.

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Mentor Program

Your child has just been diagnosed with diabetes. What do you do now?

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.

You're not alone. JDRF's Mentor Program Volunteers can help.

JDRF’s Mentor Program can provide much-needed emotional support, information about diabetes resources, education about what families can do to help find a cure and, most of all, be a good listener. JDRF’s Family Network is free of charge, and we are here to help as long as you need it.

Please note that our volunteers are not healthcare professionals and are unable to provide medical advice for which you should consult your doctor or other healthcare professional.

If you would like to learn more about the JDRF Mentor Program, please visit the T1D Hub.

For more information, please contact us at 647-789-2000 or

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 Become a JDRF Volunteer

A donation of your time is valuable to JDRF. JDRF relies on its dedicated volunteers to achieve its mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. 

If you’re interested in volunteering at an upcoming event or during office hours, please contact Asha at 647-789-2035 or email to learn how you can get involved.

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Staff Directory

Shannon Carkner
Regional Director / 647-789-2042

Cristin Christopher
Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement Manager  / 647-789-2322

Laura Grouchy
Event Experience & Fundraising Manager / 647-789-2010

Liz Aldous
Corporate Engagement Manager / 647-457-2721

Daniella Shurgold
Business Development Coordinator / 647-789-2458

Franca Marroccoli
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Coordinator / 647-789-2034

Francis Lanza
Sr. Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator / 647-789-2455

Tayler Halonen
Senior Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator / 647-789-2033

Amanda Cruickshank
Event Logistics Coordinator / 647-789-2327

Stephanie Tran
Event Logistics Coordinator / 647-789-2020

Asha Lewis
Fundraising Coordinator / 647-789-2035

Sherry Plant
Community Engagement Specialist / 647-789-2038

Ivy Law
Administrative Assistant / 647-789-2037

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