Nova Scotia

Tanya Poulton

Senior Peer-to-Peer & Community Engagement Coordinator

PO Box 48162 MILL COVE PO, Bedford, NS, B4A 3Z2

Tel: 902.453.1009 | Toll-Free: 1.888.439.5373  



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JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure 
Presented by Omnipod

Many thanks to the amazing families and corporate partners in Nova Scotia who participated in the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure! Your dedication to T1D research and finding a cure, especially during these challenging times, is deeply appreciated.

We all missed being able to welcome you at our Walk venues this year, but we did still manage to come together as a community in a virtual way, while raising over $64,000 in Nova Scotia contributing to the $2.1 Million for T1D research nationally!

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to our local event partners and sponsors: Advocate Printing, Bedford Lions Club, C100FM, Enterprise Holdings, Lawtons Drugs, Sobeys Pharmacy, UPS and WestJet! We could not have done it without your support!  



 If you’d like to re-watch any parts of the JDRF House ParT1D, please visit JDRF Canada’s Youtube page. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next year!  

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Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF

Join us for a fun and high energy stationary cycling event happening downtown Halifax. This event will challenge Canadians to go further to defeat diabetes. 

Monday, November 4, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, NS B3J 1S3
Ride Times: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Tanya
at or call 902.453.1009

We would like to thank our local event partners: 




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Pictou County Ride for A Cure

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Bikes joining Bikes to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes!

The event will be taking place from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Come join us for a day filled with fun, BBQ, raffle prizes and live music, while participants are on their ride!


Contact Leah Sutherland for more information on how to register and obtain pledge forms: 902-485-8883 or email [email protected].

Please visit the event page of the Pictou County Ride for A Cure by clicking on this link.


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Community Engagement

Bag of Hope

JDRF is pleased to provide our complimentary Bag of Hope, which contains a variety of educational and reference materials to help newly diagnosed children and their families along the way. Order your Bag of Hope today!

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program can provide much needed emotional support, information about diabetes resources, education about T1D management, research and many more. JDRF's Family Network is free of charge, and we are here to help as long as you need it.  

Local Support Groups & Activities

There are several support groups and activities for T1D community happening throughout Nova Scotia to provide peer support to families and individuals living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

For more information on any of the community engagement opportunities in Nova Scotia, please contact Tanya at 902.453.1009 or send an email to [email protected].

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Fundraising in Your Community

(Third Party Events)

What is a third party event? It is a fundraising event for JDRF, organized independently  by an outside (third) party.

If your company, club, or group is interested in helping raise funds for JDRF, there are many ways to do so. From raffles to barbecues, golf tournaments, bake sales, garage sales, car washes, and golf tournaments, the only limit is your imagination!

If you are interested in hosting an event or would like more information, please contact the JDRF office at 902.453.1009. 

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Volunteer Opportunities

We’re always happy to welcome new volunteers to help out at our fundraising events, to serve on event planning committees, and to assist staff at JDRF.  For more information on local volunteer opportunities, email or call the JDRF office.

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