Add Your Voice!

Add Your Voice!

Every day, JDRF Advocacy brings together people affected by type 1 diabetes who are interested in making their voices heard. When it comes to fighting 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 through funding from our federal government.


JDRF Advocates influence the shape of policy, help new treatments reach the community and move us closer to a world without T1D.



JDRF’s Government Relations Program is focusing on three main areas:

  • Increase diabetes awareness, particularly T1D.
  • Increase the amount of funding the federal government gives to diabetes research to find a cure for diabetes.
  • Ensure the provinces and territories are providing affordable and accessible coverage for everyone living with T1D. Our aim is to reduce the out-of-pocket costs for these technologies to make them affordable for Canadians with T1D.









What we have accomplished:


in government funded research


petition signatures and letters sent to provincial and territorial representatives


candidates supported JDRF’s #VoteTypeNone campaign in the last federal election


MPs and Senators engaged in our 2018 Kids for a Cure Lobby Day


provinces now cover Flash Glucose Monitors thanks to your advocacy


As a JDRF Advocate, you will receive:

  • Alerts on when and how to write to your elected officials on matters of immediate importance
  • Opportunities to get involved in provincial\territorial and federal advocacy lobby days and other events
  • News on advocacy initiatives through the T1D Voice, our bi-monthly advocacy newsletter

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