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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2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF

Dewolf Park, Bedford, NS
June 15, 2019


Victoria Park, Truro, NS
September 28, 2019

Please register and join us to help support the best type 1 diabetes research projects in the world! We have planned a fun-filled day for the entire family, with games, music, activities and so much more! 
 Contact Tanya at JDRF Nova Scotia to find out what fundraising or volunteering opportunities we have available.

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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].

Community Events or Upcoming Events

T1D Family Farm Fun Day - October 5th at Noggins Corner Farm (Sponsored by Medtronic)

Family Bowling Event - October 19th at Bowlarama, Spryfield (Sponsored by Tandem)

Light Up Bedford Parade - November 17th at DeWolf Park, Bedford

Holiday Wishes Recognition Event - December 8th at Best Western Chocolate Lake (Sponsored by Medtronic, Omnipod and Tandem)

Halifax T1D Parents’ Meetings - last Monday of each month at Sobeys, Bedford

Annapolis Valley T1D Adults Group Meetings - monthly, Annapolis Valley

Sydney T1D Parent/Caregiver Support Group - October 15th and November 19th at YMCA, Sydney 

For more information about these events, please contact Tanya at  902-453-1009or [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. 

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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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