4180 Lougheed Highway, Suite 502
Burnaby, BC V5C 6A7
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In an abundance of caution for our community and staff, the JDRF BC & Yukon office is currently working remotely. You can still reach us by phone at 604-320-1937 and email at [email protected]. Thank you!
- JDRF Rockin' for Research Gala presented by Sandman
- 2020 Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF
- Community & Third Party Events
- Community Engagement & Newly Diagnosed
- Corporate Partnerships
- Community Partnerships
- Memorials & Tributes Program
- JDRF Staff
Join us for the JDRF Rockin' For Research Gala presented by Sandman Hotel Group. Improving lives and accelerating research are what drives us at JDRF. Funds raised at this event will accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
Demonstrate how much you believe by purchasing a ticket, becoming a sponsor, or donating today! For more information on the Gala, visit rockinforresearch.com.
The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF is a high-energy, virtual event combining team building and friendly competition among corporate Canada to raise funds towards a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Participants can choose to spin on a stationary bike, break a sweat at a fitness class or stretch with a yoga class. Join us, move work aside, and move for a cure!
9AM PDT, 1PM PDT and 4PM PDT
If you have any questions regarding registration or donations, please contact Taryn Harrison at [email protected].
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tricia McLaren at [email protected].
Looking to plan your own event to fundraise for JDRF? Hosting a Fundraise Your Way (third party) event is a great way to show support, increase type 1 diabetes (T1D) awareness, and raise funds for research, all while having a fun time and be creative!
Fundraise Your Way events are organized independently by volunteers or community groups and supported by JDRF. Some examples of third-party fundraisers include cycling events, lemonade stands, concerts, crazy hair days at school, or having a jeans day at the office. If you wish to host a Fundraise Your Way event, please contact Cali Ordorizzi at [email protected].
Learn more about the process for setting up your event with JDRF using the documents below:
JDRF breaks the barrier of isolation by connecting members of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community to each other as well as opportunities to improve outcomes for people living with T1D. Recognizing that diagnosis can take place at any age, and that T1D can impact your life decades after diagnosis, we offer a variety of services and opportunities to engage across the lifetime
Support & Connect At Diagnosis:
Bag of Hope: A free bag of resources including Rufus the T1D teddy bear
Talk T1D: A peer support program connecting you to trained volunteers living with T1D
Support & Connect In Later Years:
Teen Youth Council: An online support network run by and for teens living with T1D
Talk T1D: Peer support with life-adjustments like pregnancy, retirement, or first jobs
T1D Insider: Regular emails with blogs about research and T1D lifestyle information
Advocacy: Join local, provincial and national campaigns to improve life for people living with T1D
For more information about the programs above, please contact [email protected].
The Mary Cleaver Group has a special offer in support of JDRF. When you buy or sell your Greater Vancouver home with her team, Mary Cleaver will donate $250 to JDRF and give $250 back to you. As a T1D parent, Mary Cleaver understands the extra financial burden that can come along with T1D which is why she has partnered up with JDRF on this initiative. Visit www.marycleaver.com to learn more!
JDRF is grateful to our community partners who support our mission to improve the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes.
Thank you to West Vancouver Foundation along with Vancouver Foundation, Vancity Credit Union, United Way Lower Mainland, and the City of Vancouver who are supporting JDRF with grants for our COVID Crisis Response Program. This program was designed to address the needs of the T1D community during this unprecedented pandemic and includes wellness calls to families, a JDRF COVID webpage with email address to answer questions, Facebook live events, enhancing our Community Engagement Program and working with industry partners to monitor the diabetes supply chain.
JDRF needs you!
We rely on the support and skills of our amazing volunteers to make our Walk, Ride, Gala and Third Party events successful.
The generously donated time and energy of our volunteers is instrumental for us in providing amazing experiences for our participants and consequently keep pushing to raise more funds for research.
If you would like to make a difference to people with diabetes and their families, get involved in your community, and share your skills and passion - please join our wonderful team of volunteers!
Benefits of volunteering:
- Event logistics experience in a non-profit organisation
- Involvement in major fundraising events
- Networking with other community volunteers
- Complimentary refreshments and snacks
- Be part of a fun team and meet new people
- Reference letter upon request
To register to be a JDRF volunteer, please Sign Up Here!
To learn more about our Volunteer Program, please contact Natalie Backerman at [email protected].
Honour someone you love or remember someone you miss by supporting the vital research needed to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.
The Memorials and Tributes Program offers friends of JDRF a thoughtful, caring way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion while supporting critical diabetes research.
There are so many ways to give:
- Celebrate a birthday or other milestone
- Make a holiday really special
- Honour an achievement
- Send “get well” wishes
- Recognize a wedding anniversary
- Show a friend or family member who has lost a loved one how much you care
You can also use this program to raise money by asking others to give to JDRF in lieu of gifts for birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, or any other celebration in your life. Some families have raised thousands of dollars this way – and it all supports important diabetes research.
It’s easy to participate! Click here to donate online, or simply call the office (to make a credit card gift) or mail your donation to:
JDRF BC Region
4180 Lougheed Highway, Suite 502
Burnaby, BC V5C 6A7
Please clearly indicate the name of the person in whose honour or memory you are making the gift, as well as who should receive card notificating them of your gift (for example, surviving family members, honouree).
Once your donation is processed, JDRF will send you an acknowledgement and send a card notifying your honoree (or next of kin) that you have made a memorial or tribute gift. Please note, we do not disclose the amount of the gift, and gifts are processed and acknowledged within ten business days of receipt.
For more information, please contact our office at [email protected]
Dayna Backus – Regional Director, BC & Yukon – [email protected]
Tricia McLaren – Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy, Western Canada – [email protected]
Nicole Robson - Director, Leadership Giving - [email protected]
Taryn Harrison – Development Manager – [email protected]
Donna Pan – Senior Development Officer – [email protected]
Natalie Backerman – Volunteer and Community Engagement Specialist – [email protected]