Contact our Montreal Office :

606 Cathcart St., suite 440
Montréal, QC H3B 1K9
Tel: 514.744.5537 | Toll-Free: 1.877.634.2238
Fax: 514.744.0516 | [email protected]
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Montreal Chapter Office


Walk to Cure Diabetes

JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes

Community Engagement

Organize a fundraising event



Jessica Carter
Manager, Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement, Eastern Canada Region
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 247

Lyne Charbonneau
Event Experience and Fundraising Manager, Eastern Canada Region
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 240

Claire Guiard-Marigny
Senior Fundraising Coordinator, Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement, Eastern Canada Region
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 222

Alexandra Jeanty
Manager, Major Gifts, Eastern Canada Region
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 243

Kim Lacombe
Directrice, Eastern Canada Region
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 225

Iraida Margineanu
Manager, Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement, Eastern Canada Region
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 233

Cindy Merritt
Fundraising Coordinator, Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement, Eastern Canada Region
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 224

Tinh Tan Nguyen
Event Logistics Coordinator, Eastern Canada Region
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 237

Stefanie Rosenblatt-Bergman
Senior Fundraising Coordinator, Peer-to-Peer and Community Engagement, Eastern Canada Region
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 228

Rosalie Sarasua
Community Engagement Specialist
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 227

Claudia Veliz
Administrative Assistant
[email protected] | 514.744.5537, ext. 221


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2019 DIA-BEAT-IT Gala


JDRF is pleased to announce that the 15th annual DIA-BEAT-IT Gala in support of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research will be held on Tuesday, November 12, at The Windsor Ballrooms.

Dressed in their finest attire, over 350 guests are expected at the event. Funds raised during the evening will help support the most innovative research to better treat, prevent and eventually cure T1D.

T1D affects over 300,000 Canadians, a number that is steadily increasing. T1D is not the result of eating too much sugar, nor is it linked to being overweight or to a lack of exercise. T1D is not preventable and its cause is unknown.

For more information about JDRF or the DIA-BEAT-IT Gala, please visit:


JDRF would like to express its sincere gratitude to all of our corporate partners, whose support benefits children and adults with T1D across Canada through research that is leading to groundbreaking new treatments and a cure.













Aon Drakkar KPMG Pipe & Piling Supplies Ltd.
Cogeco GDI McCarthy Tétrault PWC 
Davies Groupe Lune Rouge Mitchel-Lincoln Québecor Média inc.
Desjardins Securité Financière JDRF
Young Leaders
Oringer Family Stikeman Elliot
Delmar International Inc. Kozloff - Feldman 




Cocktail & After Party Sponsor:

Decor and Centerpiece Sponsor :


The SAQ is proud to support organizations active in the healthcare field.

Our most sincere thanks to Mr. Dan Bensoussan, President of the Windsor Ballrooms and the Polachek Family, for their generous sponsorship and support of
the 2019 DIA-BEAT-IT Gala. 





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The 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes was a huge success! Thank you to the many teams, walkers, donors, sponsors and volunteers who participated. We hope to see you again next June for another beautiful day. Your support truly makes a difference in the life of a child living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).


Sunday, June 9th 2019
Centre de la nature de Laval,
901 du Parc Avenue, Laval (QC) H7E 2T7

Other Walks in our region

Ottawa Walk
Québec City Walk
 West Island College Walk


Thanks to the WALK's generous sponsors and major partners. We greatly appreciate your support as we work towards a world without type 1 diabetes.


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The 2019 Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes in Montreal will be held on September 27, 2019. This high-energy stationary cycling event raises 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.

2019 Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes

In Laval city: 

Friday September 20, 2019 @ Centropolis de Laval

In Montreal city:

Friday September 27, 2019 @ Place du Canada



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Bag of Hope

The Bag of Hope, sponsored by Roche Diagnostics (Accu-Chek), is a knapsack providing information to help newly diagnosed families cope with the challenges of living with diabetes. The complimentary bag includes the popular Rufus bear, and a selection of informative brochures. Request a Bag of Hope from us with Rosalie Sarasua [email protected] or at your local diabetes clinic.

Books for Families with Children and Teens Living with Type 1 Diabetes

At most diabetes clinics, you can pick up a free copy of two books made available by JDRF, which aim to inform and educate families about T1D. When a Child has Diabetes is written by Denis Daneman, Marcia Frank, and Kusiel Perlman. Le diabète chez l'enfant et l’adolescent is written by Louis Geoffroy and Monique Gonthier, a pediatrician at CHU Sainte-Justine.


For adults with Type 1 Diabetes - Talk-T1D Suppers

Join the JDRF Community Engagement Committee and Adult Support Group the first Tuesday of every month at Les 3 Brasseurs in different locations to serve the Greater Montreal region.
Adults with T1D and parents of kids with T1D are encouraged to come.

February 12: 3 Brasseurs Ste-Catherine & McGill College
March 12: 3 Brasseurs Centropolis Laval
April 9: 3 Brasseurs Dix-30 Brossard
May 14: 3 Brasseurs Ste-Catherine & McGill College
June 11: 3 Brasseurs Centropolis Laval
July 9: 3 Brasseurs Dix-30 Brossard
August 13: 3 Brasseurs Ste-Catherine & McGill College
September 10: 3 Brasseurs Centropolis Laval
October 8: 3 Brasseurs Dix-30 Brossard
November 12: 3 Brasseurs Ste-Catherine & McGill College
December 10: 3 Brasseurs Centropolis Laval
For more information and to reserve:

Rosalie - [email protected] or 514.744.5537, ext. 227

Organize a Fundraising Event

Garage sale, bake sale, golf tournament, zumba marathon… all exciting ways to raise funds for JDRF and diabetes research. If you’d like to make a difference in the lives of those living with T1D, organize your own fundraising event.  It’s fun and rewarding.

If you’re planning on hosting an event in support of JDRF, we have a new user-friendly online system ready for you! “Fundraise Your Way” is a hassle-free way to collect donations, have participants join a team or purchase tickets to an event. Plan your event in support of JDRF today. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit  “Fundraise Your Way” or contact Stefanie Rosenblatt-Bergman​ [email protected].

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Whether it's the Walk to Cure Diabetes, the Ride for Diabetes Research, or any other JDRF event that takes place during the year, they all require a considerable amount of volunteer help.

This help can be pre-event, working on one of many committees involving recruitment of participants, solicitation of sponsorships for items and services, or day-of event duties such as registration, route supervision, kids activities, barbecue/refreshment area, etc. 

Volunteers are the backbone of JDRF and their support is truly appreciated!

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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