Centennial Club

Become a member of JDRF’s corporate Centennial Club

JDRF has long been the beneficiary of incredible corporate partnerships that support our goal of a world free from diabetes. Our partners have helped us to fund the most promising research, while also raising awareness of the realities of this disease. Together, we work to fund research into a cure while improving the lives today for the 300,000 Canadians and their families affected by T1D.

Based on the strength of these relationships, and our desire to recognize this philanthropic support; JDRF has introduced a new, exclusive corporate club, the Centennial Club, for companies who commit to a philanthropic gift of $100,000 or more towards accelerating research.

The Centennial Club offers a unique opportunity for corporations to direct funds towards the most transformational and groundbreaking type 1 diabetes research.

Early in 2021, JDRF Launched the Campaign to Accelerate: an innovative plan that aims to transform our approach to T1D research, redesigning it for speed and maximizing our impact. This fundraising campaign will help to move us beyond insulin and accelerate towards cures.The Campaign to Accelerate approaches type 1 diabetes holistically and globally.

Our six fundraising priorities provide a framework for attacking the disease at every angle, helping to improve quality of life for those living with T1D today and with the ultimate goal of giving them freedom from diabetes.

The name Centennial Club was chosen to commemorate the important milestone centenary of the discovery of the insulin hormone, in 1921. While a life-changing discovery that has made a difference in the lives of millions of people living with diabetes, it remains – 100 years later – the only available treatment for the disease. The Centennial Club is part of JDRF’s commitment to moving beyond insulin.

The Centennial Club provides opportunities for corporations to invest in the fundraising priority that most fits their organization’s philanthropic philosophy, while helping to positively impact the lives of Canadians with T1D, along with millions of others around the world.

Companies can select the level of investment that is right for them to make a gift that will support vital type 1 diabetes research.

To learn more about joining the Centennial Club and corporate opportunities:

Deirdre Brough
National Director, Partnerships & Corporate Philanthropy
[email protected]

Tricia McLaren
National Manager, Partnerships & Corporate Philanthropy
[email protected]

Thank you to the inaugural members of JDRF’s Centennial Club:

Thank you to these corporate partners

Blais Industries
Canadian Pacific
Cogeco Communications
McCarthy Tétrault
Roche Diabetes Care
Sollio Cooperative Group
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Canada)

Thank you to these incredible corporate partners who have also supported JDRF’s $100M Campaign to Accelerate:

Canadian Pacific
Tandem Diabetes Care Canada, Inc.
Ypsomed Diabetescare