JDRF Waterloo

Serving Waterloo Region, Huron, Bruce, Grey 
& Wellington County

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

T: 519.496.7752 | [email protected]

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 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF

Event City Type Date Venue Name


June 16, 2019 Riverside Park
Guelph Walk June 2, 2019 Guelph Lake Conservation Area
Waterloo Walk June 9, 2019 Laurel Creek Conservation Area

Click here to register now.

Congratulations to our Top 2018 Teams!

Cambridge: Brittany’s Brigade, $13,486.93
Guelph: Nevan’s Freedom Fighters, $5,611.50
Waterloo: Maiya’s Mission for a Cure, $26,469.50

Local Waterloo Helper Sponsors


Local Guelph Hero Sponsors


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Registration is now open for the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF

Location: Waterloo Public Square, 75 King Street South, Waterloo
Date: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019.
Rides at 11:15 & 12:30.

The 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.

Interested in learning more about the Ride, joining the Revolution, or setting up your own Ride for JDRF, and improving the lives of over 300,000 Canadians living with T1D? Watch our Ride video, and connect with us today at [email protected]!

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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 Robin, [email protected] or 519.496.7752

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 [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 Robin [email protected]


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 [email protected] or 519-496-7752.

Current Opportunities:

JDRF Ambassadors

JDRF Ambassadors share their personal story of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). They inspire and thank families, individuals and businesses that are connected with JDRF.


  • The Ambassador has a personal understanding of what it is like to live with diabetes. Someone who has a direct connection to the cause, and deals successfully with diabetes in their life.
  • The Ambassador is someone who has a strong desire to share their personal story and the mission of JDRF.
  • The Ambassador is someone who inspires others to participate in JDRF activities, and projects a positive attitude.
  • Ambassadors are children, teens and adults living with T1D, or parents, grand-parents or other family members with a direct connection.


  • Be available to be interviewed by different media sources including newspaper, radio and television.
  • Make phone calls to companies and individuals that have participated in a fundraising event to thank them for their participation.
  • Attend various events to share their personal story of living with T1D and inspire the participants (i.e. kick off events, recognition events).

Minimum two (2) year commitment

Apply by March 31st


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.

Interested individuals are invited to contact Robin at 519.496.7752 or [email protected] to learn more.


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. 

Register here to volunteer for the 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF in Waterloo, Guelph and/or Cambridge.


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

 Interested individuals are invited to contact Robin at 519.496.7752 or [email protected] to learn more.

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Fundraise the way you want, when you want!

Support our mission to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D) and improve the lives of those living with the disease. For more information, please contact Robin at 519.496.7752 or [email protected]




Lets turn type one into type none