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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Local Fundraise Your Way Events

Special thanks and sincere gratitude to:

The Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin and Grey Building and Construction Trades Council has been breaking par for JDRF for close to 30 years. To date the annual golf tournament, which takes place in late August, has raised well over $400,000 and continues to do better each year. With record years for 2018 and 2019 raising over $51,000 these big-hearted construction workers and their partners put the Unity in union.

The Grant Family Golf Tournament, in its 15th year, raised over $38,000.00.  Thank you Ken, Heather, Rebecca and Andrew. Your commitment to raising funds for a cure is inspiring to us all!

Thank you also to the Ontario Tire Dealers Association, Phi Kappa Alpha, Run Waterloo and Kitchener Ford who supported JDRF with great fundraising events in 2019.

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]






 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF

We welcomed over 750 community members, T1D families, volunteers and sponsors at our three 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes in Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge and raised a combined $330,000.00 for crucial T1D research.  

Special thanks to The Gateman-Milloy Inc. team who was the 2nd Top Team in Canada and raised over $52,000.00!  Thank you also to the Miller Family who hosted their first annual 'Band Against Diabetes' and raised over $13,000.00 - congratulations on your first-year success!  To all who fundraised and walked with us, thank you!

Local Waterloo Helper Sponsors


Local Guelph Hero Sponsors


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 2019 Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF


The 2019 Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes was a roaring success with a new level of excitement! Over 250 members of our local business community came out to support those living with type 1 diabetes. 

Together with our sponsors, we raised over $190,000.00 in Waterloo - just incredible! 

Special thanks to our Top Fundraisers Andrew Wilkin, Joe Romeo and Diane Disano. Thank you also to TD and Sun Life for bringing out so many fantastic participants!

The 2020 Sun Life Ride To Defeat Diabetes for JDRF is planned for 3pm Thursday, October 19th, 2020 with a new location and a brand new look and feel!

Stay tuned for more details! 

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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, grandparents or other family members with a direct connection.

Minimum two (2) year commitment

Apply any time!

Community Engagement 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. 

Interested individuals are invited to apply online.

Lets turn type one into type none