JDRF Waterloo

Contact: Robin McLean
PO Box 7 Cambridge PO
Cambridge Galt ON N1R 3B0

T: 519.496.7752 | waterloo@jdrf.ca


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 JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial

Registration is now open for the Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes!

Waterloo Public Square, 75 King Street South, Waterloo

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

It's a fun, high energy team element where each member of a team (five people) rides for seven minutes. Ride10 encourages team spirit and friendly competition among friends and colleagues with rides taking place in cities across Canada from September through November.

Join the amazing companies who’ve already signed up in Waterloo:

Century Group
TD Bank
Sun Life Financial


Volunteers needed!  A great event requires great volunteers.  Please contact rmclean@jdrf.ca to help in our registration tent, join the “Pit Crew” and hand out snacks/lunch.

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 Local Events Calendar


September 21, 2018: 14th Annual Grant Family Charity Golf Tournament in support of JDRF.  Indian Wells Golf Club (Burlington), registration 11:00am, Shotgun Start 12:45 (4 person best ball scramble), Dinner 6:45.  To buy tickets, sponsor the event, or more information, visit: Grant Family Golf.  To volunteer for this event, please contact Robin McLean rmclean@jdrf.ca or 519-496-7752.

September 29, 2018: Jammin for JD – final year!  Cambridge Newfoundland Club, 1500 Dundbar Rd., Cambridge, 7pm – 1am. Tickets are $20.00 – available at the Newfoundland Club.  Call or message Karen @ 519-716-2572 or visit the Facebook page for more information.

October 3, 2018: Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes.  Waterloo Town Square, with rides at 11:15 and 12:30. Join Waterloo Region’s top teams in a high-energy stationary cycling event. Register a team at Waterloo Ride. To volunteer or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Robin McLean, rmclean@jdrf.ca or 519-846-7752.

October 13, 2018: Divas for Diabetes at Louie’s on Lewis, 80 Lewis Road, Guelph.  Tickets in advance only: Cynthia Cole, cinabear1999@gmail.com.  To donate to this event, contact Robin McLean rmclean@jdrf.ca

October 17, 2018: ENCHANTED Masquerade Fashion Show at the University of Guelph, presented by the Guelph Gryphons and One Tooth Active Wear Guelph.  All proceeds from the event will go directly to (50%) JDRF, the leader in global type 1 diabetes research and (50%) to support our She’s Got Game Campaign to fund athletic scholarships for Gryphon female student-athletes at The University of Guelph. Visit www.gryphons.ca to purchase your tickets or for more information.

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Thank you the over 1000 participants who joined us in Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo for another year of walking in support of JDRF! Together, we raised over $150,000.00. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Donations remain open year round – it’s never too late to contribute.

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Volunteer Opportunities 

The Waterloo Chapter of JDRF is building its volunteer team, and has many opportunities available year round.  Whether you’re a professional with a specific skill set to offer, a parent hoping to help families with a new diagnosis or a high-school student searching for meaningful opportunities, there is a role for you!

For all volunteer inquiries, please contact Robin McLean by email rmclean@jdrf.ca or 519-496-7752.

Current Opportunities:

2019 Walk Committee

The Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo Walks would not be possible without the incredible support of our Walk Committee.  We’re currently searching for new members from Cambridge and Guelph, to help better represent those communities. The Committee meets January – June, approximately once per month.


2019 Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee helps to plan and execute local outreach events, including Research Nights, Guest Speaker Events, and Family Fun Days.  These events are often the first point of contact with JDRF for newly-diagnosed families. This is a new committee, and members can expect 2-5 hours/month, as determined by the committee with the support of the Senior P2P and Community Engagement Coordinator.

Event Day Volunteers

These opportunities are perfect for those who want to contribute, but can’t make a long-term commitment. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles, from set-up to refreshments, registration and greeters.  Open opportunities include:

August 27, 7:00 – 5:30, Golf Tournament (Kitchener)
September 21, 9:00 – 9:00, Golf Tournament (Burlington)
October 2 & 3, Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes (Waterloo)


Public Relations / Marketing Volunteer

The Waterloo Region JDRF events and community outreach programs require support from a skilled Public Relations and Marketing Volunteer to ensure the charity’s programs and events are highlighted in local media.


  • 2-4 hours/month
  • PR / Marketing background, excellent writing skills, ability to work independently
  • Duties to include updating online community board/events calendars with local JDRF events as per the P2P & Community Engagement Coordinator; distributing local event posters; approaching local media outlets with relevant local JDRF stories, expanding media lists


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 Fundraise Your Way – Third Party Events

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 big impact on the lives of Canadians living with type 1 diabetes.

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 Francis at 647-789-2455 or email flanza@jdrf.ca

Get started with your fundraising event….


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