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Government of Canada and JDRF Canada announce new research funding to accelerate stem cell-based therapies for type 1 diabetes

November 28, 2020 — Ottawa, ON — Canadian Institutes of Health Research To mark the end of Diabetes Awareness Month, Sonia Sidhu, ...

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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.

JDRF Canada responds to INESS recommendations regarding Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor

  Toronto, Ontario – February 27, 2020 – JDRF Canada, the leading global funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, is hopeful that the Government of Quebec might still consider provincial coverage for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in spite of a report released this mon...

Max Domi launches fund to help Canadians living with type 1 diabetes

  MONTREAL, October 25, 2019 – Montreal Canadiens centre and JDRF ambassador, Max Domi, unveiled The Max Domi Fund for Type 1 Diabetes  today at the Bell Sports Complex.

JDRF welcomes effort to expand Disability Tax Credit eligibility for Canadians with diabetes

  TORONTO, October 2nd, 2019 – JDRF welcomes the Conservative announcement yesterday committing to legislation making it easier for Canadians with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and others to qualify for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC).

Interview opportunity: JDRF celebrates the announcement of Dexcom G6 CGM System's availability in Canada

JDRF shares the excitement of the type 1 diabetes community around today’s arrival of the Dexcom G6,” said Dave Prowten, President and CEO of JDRF Canada. “While JDRF remains focused on our goal to cure type 1 diabetes, we welcome the arrival of new and innovative technologies...

JDRF and Boston Pizza empower the T1D community with $105,000 in education grants

- Inaugural JDRF-led initiative provides grants of $5,000 each for a total of $105,000 to cover tuition and book costs - 

Statement by Dave Prowten, President and CEO JDRF Canada

JDRF has been closely monitoring developments rising from the recent announcement of a “Safe Importation Action Plan” by the United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to facilitate the importation of drugs that were intended ...

B.C. native, Samir Dattani, represents Canada at JDRFI's Children's Congress in Washington, D.C.

British Columbia, July 4, 2019 – 16-year-old Samir Dattani, a long-time type 1 diabetes advocate from Vancouver’s Westside-Kerrisdale neighbourhood, is set to join hundreds of delegates from the United States and around the world at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's 2019 Child...

NHL player Max Domi laces up to lead the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF in Montreal

Montréal, Québec, June 9, 2019 – Montreal Canadiens’ centre Max Domi will be walking at the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF in Montreal, joining over 35,000 Canadians taking part in Walk events from coast to coast.

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