Kids for a Cure Lobby Day 2018

Be part of #TeamT1D. Help us get loud about type 1 diabetes.

We’ve selected 28 children from across Canada to join Team JDRF in Ottawa this October. 
In 2018, we’ll be saying thank you for the government’s multi-year commitment to fund type 1 diabetes research through the $30 million Partnership to Defeat Diabetes established last year. Your stories help Canada’s decision-makers understand the daily challenges you face in living with diabetes, bringing home the importance of accelerating progress towards a cure, developing new treatment options and improving access to new diabetes drugs and devices.

Event Date: October 28-30th, 2018

Location: Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Eligibility: Aged 4-18 on October 30th

Meet our delegates


We know not everyone who applied to Kids for a Cure is able to join us this year, so we came up with a way for everyone to bring their messages with us and be a part of the team in Ottawa.

Here’s how you can participate:

Show our youth delegates in Ottawa your support by sharing a photo or a video on social media with your message to Canada’s decision-makers using the hashtag #TeamT1D.

Here are a few of the posts that have been shared with us:

Your message can be something as simple as why access to medical devices and treatments is important to you, the challenges associated with living with type 1 diabetes, or any other message you’d like to share with politicians in Ottawa.

We’ll be bringing these messages with us to Ottawa to help support the Kids for a Cure Lobby Day delegates and to share the stories of fellow Canadians who live with type 1 diabetes or want to see their loved ones get the support they deserve.

Let’s make some noise for #TeamT1D!

Lets turn type one into type none