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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JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure

WOW – we are blown away! Thank you SO much Waterloo region and Guelph for joining the very first JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure!

We called, you answered! You joined us, as well as thousands of people across Canada to raise over $2 Million to help us accelerate the pace of diabetes research. We know it has not been an easy few months for the T1D community, friends, and allies. Thank you for your commitment, passion, and partnership! 

You made this event a success, you got loud, creative and did some truly incredible fundraising. You encouraged your families, friends and communities to support and get involved and for that, we thank you. The challenges you came up with were instrumental in making the House ParT1D for a Cure the huge success it was. If you’d like to re-watch any parts of the House ParT1D, please visit our youtube page.

It is an honor to work with you, your families, friends and partners of JDRF in such uncertain time.

From the team here at JDRF, we cannot thank you enough. Together we are changing lives.

If you’d like to share your team’s activity, please share your videos and photos with us by emailing us at [email protected].


Thank you to our local sponsors

Incentive Partner


Corporate Champions


 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 3 pm Thursday, October 22, 2020, with a new location and a brand new look and feel!

Stay tuned for more details! 

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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]





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!



Volunteer Opportunities 

The Waterloo Chapter of JDRF is growing 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! Current, open volunteer opportunities are listed below; however, we’d love to hear from you about how you would like to help.  If you don’t see a role that suits your skills and interests, reach out to us!

For all volunteer inquiries, please complete our online volunteer application.

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 type 1 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

Community Engagement Events Committee

The Community Engagement Events 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. Committee 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. 

Lets turn type one into type none