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 | waterloo@jdrf.ca

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Local Events Calendar

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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

JDRF Waterloo Walk Kick-Off

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location:  Kingpin Bowlounge, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr., Waterloo, ON 

Kick off your boots and put on your bowling shoes at the 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF family kick-off event!

Join us as we celebrate our 2018 successes, while bowling for bragging rights and prizes!

This is an opportunity to learn more about the 2019 Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo Walks, and meet the local T1D community and JDRF staff.  We’ll share fundraising ideas and provide your Walk Fundraising Kits to help you have the best Walk experience.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Reserve your space today!

Please note that you must be registered in the 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF in order to attend this free family event.  Not registered? No problem!  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


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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:

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 rmclean@jdrf.ca 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 rmclean@jdrf.ca to learn more.

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Local Fundraise Your Way Events

Date & Location Events

April 27, 2019
7 pm
Waterloo Legion

2019 Band Against Diabetes

In support of the 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes

Hosted by Team Milhelm.  Tickets $20.
Contact Tracy: millzie27@gmail.com or 519.574.9929

August 26, 2019

Ken Reid Memorial Golf Tournament

In support of JDRF

Hosted by Waterloo Wellington, Dufferin and Grey, Building and Construction Trades Council. www.yourlocaltrades.ca


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 rmclean@jdrf.ca


Thank you for moving research forward with us at the 2018 JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial

Wow, what an amazing time we had at the 2018 JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes! Companies, community groups, and type 1 diabetes (T1D) families all over Waterloo Region pedaled their hearts out this year, collectively clocking thousands of kilometers to move research forward with their teams. Together, we raised over $54,000.00, with donations and corporate sponsorships still coming in!


Special thanks to a few local champions for helping to bring out so many teams: 
Sam Marshall and Doryan Bondar of RBC, Ricardo Figuireido and Barb Curto of TD, and Jackie Gill of Scoatiabank!

THANK YOU to our riders for participating in this high-energy stationary cycling event, raising awareness and funds for JDRF and T1D. Your enthusiasm, generosity, and dedication are accelerating the pace of research aimed at treating, preventing, and curing T1D, and improving the lives of over 300,000 Canadians living with T1D.

Interested in learning more about the Ride, joining the Revolution, or setting up your own Ride for JDRF? Watch our Ride video, and connect with us today at rmclean@jdrf.ca


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