Serving Toronto, York, and Durham Region

235 Yorkland Blvd., Suite 600
Toronto, ON M2J 4Y8
Tel: 647.789.2000
Toll-Free: 1.877.287.3533
Fax: 416.491.2111 

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Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF

A Night of Promise

Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF

Fundraise with Us - Third Party Events

Community Engagement

Get Involved!

Staff Directory

Join us at the 2019 Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF!

Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF is a high-energy stationary cycling event taking place in cities across Canada. This event will challenge Canadians to pedal for a cure and go further to defeat diabetes.


The Toronto Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
1 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B 2R8

Ride contact:
Natasha Fieldman
Phone: 647.789.2322
Email: [email protected]

Register now! 

A big thank you CycleBar, our Premier Partner, for donating 53 state of the art spin bikes at the Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF at Yonge-Dundas Square! We could not have done this without you and your amazing spin instructors!


Join us at JDRF’s 2019 A Night of Promise Gala, taking place on 
November 6th  at Arcadian Court, Toronto.

Tickets and tables can be purchased online at: If you can’t make it to the event but would still like to support, please consider making a donation to our Fund A Cure campaign. Just click on the “Donate” button on our A Night of Promise website!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF in Toronto at Canada’s Wonderland on June 9. You raised an incredible $440,000 to date for vital and life-changing type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

Check out photos from the day here.


Local Sponsors
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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 co-workers…. Get your school involved. Your passion combined with our expertise will ensure your efforts make a major 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 Kayli at
647-789-2035 or email [email protected].

Get started with your fundraising event!

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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 Erica, [email protected] or 647-789-2038.

Community Events or Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming community 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 Erica, [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!

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 Erica [email protected]


 Become a JDRF Volunteer

A donation of your time is valuable to JDRF. JDRF relies on its dedicated volunteers to achieve its mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. 

If you’re interested in volunteering at an upcoming event or during office hours, please contact Danielle [email protected] to learn how you can get involved.

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Staff Directory

Shannon Carkner
Regional Director
[email protected] | 647-789-2042

Natasha Fieldman
Peer to Peer & Community Engagement Manager
[email protected]  |  647.789.2322

Dawn Collins
Event Experience and Fundraising Manager
[email protected] | 647.789.2455

Liz Bremner
Corporate Engagement Manager
[email protected] | 647-789-2043

Irena Kropman
Senior Peer to Peer & Community Engagement Coordinator
[email protected]  |  647.789.2033

Jennifer Jones
Senior Peer to Peer & Community Engagement Coordinator
[email protected]  |  647.789.2020

Tavia Bradshaw
Peer to Peer & Community Engagement Coordinator
[email protected]  |  647.789.2034

Deanna Beran
Corporate Engagement Coordinator
[email protected] / 647-789-2458

Kayli Taylor
Fundraising Coordinator
[email protected] | 647-789-2035

Alyshia Collins
Event Logistics Coordinator
[email protected]  |  647.789.2327

Ivy Law
Administrative Assistant
[email protected] | 647-789-2037

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Lets turn type one into type none