Advocacy

Every day, JDRF brings together people affected by type 1 diabetes who are interested in making their voices heard. When it comes to improving the lives of those living with this disease, there is strength in numbers. JDRF is working together to build bonds among those who are personally affected by diabetes with their Members of Parliament (MP) as well as their provincial and municipal officials. These relationships strengthen our community, provide support for those living with diabetes, and deliver JDRF’s message – the need to accelerate the pace of research and access through funding from our federal and provincial governments.

Access for all

#AccessForAll aims to make type 1 diabetes (T1D) technology affordable and accessible for everyone living with this disease. This campaign aims to support our T1D community in their efforts to increase public and private coverage for insulin pumps and advanced glucose monitors (CGM and Flash GM). Together, we can reduce the out-of-pocket costs for these technologies and improve access for Canadians with T1D.

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Partnership to Defeat Diabetes

The JDRF-CIHR Partnership to Defeat Diabetes is a landmark collaboration between the Government of Canada, through CIHR, who invested $15M and JDRF Canada who matched that investment with an additional $15M to support transformative T1D research.

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Disability Tax Credit

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay.

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Diabetes 360⁰

JDRF Canada is supporting the Diabetes 360⁰ initiative, a framework for a pan-Canadian diabetes strategy

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Kids For a Cure

Every other year, JDRF brings together our incredible youth delegates from across the country to share their personal stories of what it is like to live with T1D.

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