4180 Lougheed Highway, Suite 502
Burnaby, BC V5C 6A7
Tel: 604.320.1937
Fax: 604.320.1938
[email protected]

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!

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JDRF Rockin' for Research Gala
presented by Sandman

Thank you for supporting the JDRF Rockin' For Research Gala presented by Sandman Hotel Group.  We raised $720,000 to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

Watch this space for more information on our 2021 event, or visit

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Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF, 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).

For more information on our 2021 event, please contact:

Taryn Harrison at [email protected] (registration and donations)

Tricia McLaren at [email protected] (sponsorship).

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Community and Fundraise Your Way Events

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. If you wish to host a Fundraise Your Way event, click here

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Community Engagement

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


Blog: Information on research, events, activities and news from the T1D community across Canada.  Subscribe to the T1D Insider newsletter.

Bag of Hope: Free bag filled with useful resources for families with newly diagnosed children, and Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes®.

Talk T1D: information on upcoming educational events and community hang outs to help you and your loved ones live well with type 1 diabetes. 

Talk T1D Peer Support:  one-on-one support for people impacted by T1D from trained volunteers who have been there.  Our volunteers understand the challenges of living with T1D and are there to provide emotional support and connect you with resources across Canada.

Toddler-School Age Resources:  articles and downloads to help you with your young T1D child.

Adult Resources: articles and resources for anyone dealing with T1D. 

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].

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Corporate Partnerships

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 to learn more!

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Community Partnerships

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.



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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! 

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BC Region Memorials and Tributes Program

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]

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JDRF Staff

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]

Emma Shaw – Event Experience & Fundraising Manager – es[email protected]

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