PO Box 93085
Headon Road PO
Burlington ON L7M 4A3

Tel: 905.664.1432 or 1.866.602.6662

[email protected]


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At JDRF our priority is the safety of our volunteers, staff and local T1D community. 

With this high priority on safety and the current situation with COVID-19, we have made the decision to re-schedule the Research Night that had been planned for March 25th at Winona Vine Estates.

The event is being rescheduled for November 2020.

Please stay tuned for further information via our emails and social media channels.

If you have any questions about T1D and the Coronavirus please click HERE

For any other questions, please call Anne at 905 664 1432 or email [email protected]


Thank you to your sponsors

 Hamilton Walk Kick-Off


At JDRF, we exist to improve the lives of people in the T1D community, and your health and safety is our top priority. Therefore, we have decided that the Hamilton Walk Kick off will have to be postponed until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak closely, and make decisions as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions, please call 905 664 1432, or email [email protected]


This event is sponsored by our Community Event Sponsors:



Planning has started for the 2020 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF events in this area, and we are looking to the local community to join us in our fight to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

There are three Walks in this area to choose from!

Sunday, June 14th - Pier 4 Park, 64 Leander Drive, Hamilton

Sunday, June 28th - D’Aubigny Creek Park, 5 Oakhill Dr. Brantford

Sunday, September 13th – Grantham Lions Club, 732 Niagara St., St Catharines


How can you help?

  • Walk with us - Family teams, corporate teams and individual walkers are all welcome to join us in our fight to Make Type One Type None. The Walk is a fun, family-oriented event with live music, kids activities and a BBQ lunch for all participants.
  • Corporate donations and sponsorships – there are many ways that local businesses can help, either with a cash donation, or a donation in kind of product or services to help reduce our event costs.
  • Volunteers are also needed, in various positions to organize these events, either before the event or on Walk day.

For further details on how you can help, contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432
(1.866.602.6662) or email [email protected]

Register today and stay tuned for further details on these events!!



Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF



The 2020 Sunlife Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF has been confirmed:

Thursday, October 15th and we have a new and exciting venue!

We will be looking for teams of 5 Riders to join us at
Liuna Station, 360 James St North, in the King George Ballroom.

Register today!

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Host a T1D Fundraiser

Be a Diabetes Champion! Join our dedicated team of fundraisers by raising funds in support of diabetes research. 

There are countless ways to contribute! Host your own fundraiser….join a community event….rally your coworkers….get your school involved. Your passion combined with our expertise will ensure your efforts make a big impact on the lives of Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

We’ve made it easy for you to organize a fundraiser that is meaningful to you while raising funds for vital research. Choose a fundraising idea and then let us know what you want to do. We’ll provide you with all the tools and support you need to make it a success.

For more information on how to start your own event, please contact Anne Martin at 905-664-1432 or email [email protected].

Get started with your fundraising event… 


Community Engagement

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for a while, you are not alone. JDRF is here to give you the information and resources you need to help you on your journey. We understand life with type 1 diabetes and we are here to help.  If you would like to speak with someone today, please contact Anne, [email protected] or 905.664.1432

Community Events or Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events!

Bag of Hope

Does your child have type 1 diabetes? You are not alone. A free bag that includes educational materials, activity books and Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes®. Order your Bag of Hope today!
For more information contact, please contact Anne [email protected]

Talk T1D

Looking for someone to talk to? You are not alone. Talk T1D is one on one support to people who are impacted by type 1 diabetes from trained volunteers who have been there. Get connected today!

Local Support Groups

There are several support groups that meet in the Hamilton/Burlington/Niagara area to provide peer support to families living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Hamilton & Area Parents Support Group: 
Wilf Ruland, 905.648.1296, [email protected]

Burlington & Oakville Parents Support Group: 
Christina McNaughton, 905.592.1372, [email protected]

Niagara T1D Families
Tracy Di Marco, 905.360.0351, [email protected]

For more information on local JDRF family activities or our mentoring program for newly diagnosed families, please contact Anne Martin at [email protected].

JDRF Ambassadors

JDRF Ambassadors are children, youth and adults who are motivated to tell their stories to others. We train and support over 200 ambassadors to attend speaking events across the country at schools, workplaces and fundraising events. By telling their stories, they help raise awareness about the realities of living with type 1 diabetes. For more information on how to become an ambassador, contact Anne [email protected]

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Volunteers Wanted

Whether it's the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF, the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF, or any other JDRF event that takes place during the year, they all require a considerable amount of volunteer help.

This help can be pre-event, working on one of many committees involving recruitment of participants, solicitation of sponsorships for items and services, or day-of-event duties such as registration, route supervision, kids activities, barbecue/refreshment area, etc.

For information on the many volunteer opportunities available, please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email [email protected].

Volunteers are the backbone of JDRF and their support is truly appreciated!

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In Honour and In Memory Donations

You can make a donation to JDRF in honour of someone you love, or to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary. Just call the office and we can easily process your donation and send out a personalized card on your behalf to the person being honoured.

If you wish to make a donation in memory of someone who has passed away, we will send a card to their next of kin to acknowledge your donation to JDRF in memory of their loved one.

Call Anne Martin for further details at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or [email protected].

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Lets turn type one into type none