Serving Toronto, York, and Durham Region.

2550 Victoria Park Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M2J 5A9
Tel: 647.789.2000
Toll-Free: 1.877.287.3533
Fax: 416.491.2111


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 2016 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes

It’s not every day that we celebrate type 1 diabetes (T1D), but on

Sunday, June 12, 2016  the celebration will be loud and clear at the

  TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes!

We're back, by popular demand, at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville.

Online registration is now open at Register your team and get started!

Please contact Sherry at or at 647-789-2038 if you have any questions.

Thank you to our National Sponsors:

Thank you to our local partner:
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The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a fundraising initiative that has raised more than $8.1 million for over 530 local Canadian charities in 2015, including JDRF Canada.  Participants can select either the 5km or 21km challenge and fundraise for a local charity of their choice. 

JDRF is a proud participant in 2016 The Scotiabank Charity Challenge on October 16, 2016.  Register Today!

Please contact or 647-789-2035 for more information.


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 Date
Thursday, June 16, 2016

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

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Resolve to Revolve! 

The JDRF Revolution Ride is back and better than ever with a fresh new look and new ways to participate. See below for new updates for the Toronto Revolution.

We are going back our roots and bringing the Ride back outdoors!
New Location: Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto
Date:  Friday, September 30, 2016

5 Ways to Ride:

Ride10: Team Up - a team of five; each participant rides for seven minutes.
Ride60*: Go Further - an individual 60 minute challenge where distance is measured (register now as space is limited!)
Ride100**: Go the Distance - an individual 100km endurance challenge where time is measured (register now as space is limited!)
vRide: Ride anywhere - Ride where you want when you want 
iRide: Ride international- choose from seven rides that take place in the USA.

Revolution Kick off

This year the JDRF Revolution team will be available to host a kickoff at your organization. Please email to book yours today!

Sector Challenges

All sector challenges will be continuing virtually this year. This allows all teams to ride at a convenient time throughout the day. Sector Challenge winners will be announced at the end of the campaign in late December. Times will "Sell Out" so register early!!!!

New Presenting Sponsor!

The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes is proudly presented by Sun Life Financial and nationally sponsored by Abbott Canada.

Show your resolve to revolve and Join the Revolution today!

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A Night of Promise in Support of JDRF

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Arcadian Court, Toronto, ON

The JDRF Gala Committee would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone for making 2015 Gala a success!


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 or 1.877.287.3533

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Mentor Program

You or a family member has 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 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 complication 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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 Host an event in support of JDRF

Thank you for your interest in organizing an event in support of JDRF.

Hosting a fundraising event is a great way to get you, your family, friends and colleagues involved in turning type one into type none.

We’re here to help you with your plans for the event, realize your goals and support you in any way we can.

Have an idea for an event and want to talk to someone about getting started? Visit JDRF Fundraise Your Way; also feel free to contact Asha at 647-789-2035 or email:

 Need some ideas and inspiration?  Here are a few to get you started:

  • Bake sale or Garage Sale
  • Gala or fashion show
  • Sport tournament
  • Cocktail party or BBQ
  • Jean Day
  • Auction or  50/50 draw
  • Golf Tournament

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Staff Directory

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

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

Erin Welsh (Maternity Leave)
Senior Peer to Peer and Commmunity Engagement Coordinator / 647-789-2031

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

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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Lets turn type one into type none