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JDRF and Sun Life challenge corporate Canada to move work aside and move for a cure

TORONTO, ON — October 22, 2020 - The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF – a high-energy, corporate fitness event – happening ...

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Your Dollars at Work: How your support is changing the landscape of T1D research

Below are significant results linked to the largest annual diabetes congress that just concluded which highlight exciting advances, many of which were enabled by the generous support of our donors, like you. 


The JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure presented by Omnipod raises $2.1 million dollars to accelerate research

TORONTO, ON — June 15, 2020 – This past Sunday June 14th, the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community took part in the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure presented by Omnipod – Canada’s largest virtual house turning type one diabetes into type none. Despite the reality of physical distanci...


The JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure presented by Omnipod New virtual fundraiser unveiled in support of type 1 diabetes research

TORONTO, ON — June 11, 2020 – On June 14th, the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community will take part in the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure presented by Omnipod – Canada’s largest virtual house turning type one diabetes into type none. Despite the reality of physical distancing, ...


JDRF welcomes announcement from the Government of Canada to better support Canadians with disabilities during COVID-19, including those living with type 1 diabetes

Toronto, ON, June 5, 2020 – JDRF welcomes today’s announcement from the Government of Canada to better support Canadians with disabilities during COVID-19, including those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). While more details around the program are yet to be released, we do know tha...


New UK studies examine risks of COVID-19 in people with type 1 diabetes

The National Health Service (NHS) in England recently released two studies that provide the first information available about risks of COVID-19 in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The findings – which are still undergoing peer review – tell us that for people that need to be hospitaliz...


JDRF and Lilly advance stem cell-based therapy research in Canada with new fellowship

Toronto, ON, May 14, 2020 – Dr. Rangarajan Sambathkumar, a pioneering young investigator at the University Health Network in Toronto, has been awarded a second post-doctoral fellowship ($60,000) for his stem cell research, based on an ongoing collaboration between JDRF Canada and Eli Lill...


The JDRF - Beyond Type 1 Alliance Releases Recommendations for People with Diabetes During COVID-19 Pandemic

The recommendations are supported by 50 international organizations working together to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect those most vulnerable.  


JDRF Calgary cancels in-person "Picks and Plates" Gala Organization taking steps in response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Calgary, AB – March, 13 2020 – In response to concerns regarding the global Coronavirus outbreak, JDRF Calgary has cancelled its popular “Picks and Plates” Gala while continuing the event’s online fundraising activities. The in-person event was scheduled to ta...


Finance Committee's Budget Recommendations Positive for Canadians with Diabetes

Toronto, ON – March 3, 2020 – JDRF Canada, the leading global funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, welcomes the release of the Standing Committee on Finance’s report and its recommendations to address the diabetes epidemic.


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