Toronto

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 cchristopher@jdrf.ca 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

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017


Please contact Sherry at splant@jdrf.ca 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 big impact on the lives of Canadian living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

We’ve make 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 alewis@jdrf.ca.

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 alewis@jdrf.ca or 647.789.2035.



2017 Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes presented by Sun Life Financial
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Location: Yonge and Dundas Square

Be the first to find out more about the 2017 JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes by signing up here!
 


Bag of Hope

JDRF is pleased to provide our complimentary Bag of Hope to newly diagnosed children to help them and their families become more familiar with T1D. The Bag of Hope contains a variety of educational and reference materials.

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 receive your Bag of Hope, please contact outreach@jdrf.ca or 1.877.287.3533.

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Mentor Program

You or a family member have just been diagnosed with T1D; what do you do now? When faced with such a diagnosis, it can be a traumatic and stressful time, possibly leaving you and/or your family feeling alone and overwhelmed, but you're not alone.

JDRF’s Family Network Volunteers 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...
We are here to help. Please note, our volunteers are not healthcare professionals and are not authorized to provide medical advice for which you should consult your doctor or other healthcare professionals.

To learn more about:

• Our Mentor Program

• Volunteer opportunities as part of our Outreach Team and/or

• Having our Outreach Booth at your next Community Event or Health Fair, please contact Sherry Plant at splant@jdrf.ca or 647-789-2038.

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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 alewis@jdrf.ca  to learn how you can get involved.

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Staff Directory

Shannon Carkner
Regional Director
scarkner@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2042

Cristin Christopher
Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement Manager
cchristopher@jdrf.ca  / 647-789-2322

Laura Grouchy
Event Experience & Fundraising Manager
lgrouchy@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2010

Liz Aldous
Corporate Engagement Manager
laldous@jdrf.ca / 647-457-2721

Franca Marroccoli
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Coordinator
fmarroccoli@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2034

Francis Lanza
Sr. Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator
flanza@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2455

Daniella Shurgold
Senior Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator
dshurgold@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2033

Amanda Cruickshank
Event Logistics Coordinator
acruickshank@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2327

Stephanie Tran
Event Logistics Coordinator
stran@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2020

Asha Lewis
Fundraising Coordinator
alewis@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2035

Sherry Plant
Community Engagement Specialist
splant@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2038

Ivy Law
Administrative Assistant
ilaw@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2037

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