JDRF Blog

Our plan to fix the Disability Tax Credit is working: Here's why.

Why carbohydrate counting should be explicitly allowed for Disability Tax Credit eligibility.  A joint submittion with Diabetes Canada.   


Join team JDRF in Ottawa this October!

We're opening submissions for Kids for a Cure 2018, an exciting advocacy initiative in which JDRF gets youth from across Canada together to impact the future of diabetes research.


OHIP+: What does it mean for Canadians with type 1 diabetes?

Great news for Ontario youth! Insulin, diabetes test strips and other prescriptions are now free for Ontarians who are 24 and under.


Kids for a Cure Awareness Day 2014 Delegate Profile: Preston Swan- Merrison "Swanny"

Kids for a Cure Awareness Day is going to change my life! I will finally be able to talk about T1D with MP’s in Ottawa on Parliament Hill. They will get the chance to hear my story and learn what a 12 year old boy is doing to fund research and how they can help too!


Kids for a Cure Awareness Day 2014

Check us out on Parliament Hill - Kids for a Cure Awareness Day is the largest and most impactful type 1 diabetes (T1D) awareness campaign in Canada driven by children.


Daymon Blackport's Story - Passionate, Persistent and Performing

No one can deny my 16-year-old grandson, Daymon Blackport, has a huge passion for soccer. Born and raised in London, Ontario, Daymon has been playing the sport for 11 years, and with type 1 diabetes (T1D), for eight. He started out playing defense, but has been a striker/winger/attacking ...


George Canyon on Life with T1D

I was diagnosed on Boxing Day, 1984, the day after Christmas in New Glasgow, NS at the Aberdeen Hospital. It is a day that holds many emotional memories for me. I have lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 29 years.


Megan Reflects on Children's Congress 2013

Megan Beamish provides an update and reflection on her experience attending Children’s Congress 2013.


Megan updates us from Children's Congress 2013

Megan Beamish provides an update from Washington DC, as she represents JDRF Canada as an international delegate at Children’s Congress 2013.


I am an adult with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Are you?

As captain of “Team SohmerStein” I proudly participate in the annual TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes in support of JDRF! Do you?  


Lets turn type one into type none