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B.C. youth Samir Dattani to represent Canadians with type 1 diabetes 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 neig...

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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.


JDRF welcomes Disability Advisory Committee's recommendation that all Canadians needing life-sustaining therapy should automatically meet the criteria for the Disability Tax Credit and urges the Government to adopt this approach

JDRF Canada, the leading global funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, welcomes the release of the Disability Advisory Committee’s (DAC) First Annual Report, in particular, the DAC’s recommendation that all Canadians receiving life-sustaining therapy should qualify for the Disability ...


Montreal Canadiens star and JDRF National Spokesperson Max Domi joins Montreal-area kids living with type 1 diabetes May 28 for a frank discussion on the disease

Hosted from the Windsor Ballrooms in Montreal, the unique conversation features 13 young Canadians interviewing Domi on his experiences with T1D and upcoming participating in the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF 


Boston Pizza is advancing the academic goals of young people through two new initiatives in support of JDRF

Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects is committed to helping youth be the best they can be and has partnered with JDRF to improve the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) – an autoimmune disease that affects 300,000 Canadians. 


JDRF International Board Appoints Leading Diabetes Researcher and Advocate Aaron J. Kowalski, Ph.D. as New President & CEO

Internationally recognized diabetes expert, first JDRF CEO with T1D will lead next phase of focused effort to end type 1 diabetes


Sun Life deepens commitment to fight type 1 diabetes in Canada with title sponsorship of JDRF signature fundraising event, the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF

Sponsorship enables increased awareness of type 1 diabetes and investment in research, building upon Sun Life’s global commitment toward type 1 and type 2 diabetes


JDRF Canada is extremely pleased with the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health Report on a Diabetes Strategy for Canada

OTTAWA, ON – (April 10, 2019) -- JDRF is very pleased with the 11 recommendations made today by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health in their report: A Diabetes Strategy for Canada, in alignment with the organization’s recommendations included in their 20...


JDRF announces new Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Sarah Linklater

JDRF Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sarah Linklater as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). Sarah has over a decade of extensive experience as a professional scientific editor, with a focus on clinical diabetes and endocrinology, basic immunology and other areas of the life sciences...


JDRF welcomes Government's decision to end RDSP clawbacks when DTC status lost, but says opportunity missed to support Canadians with diabetes through a national diabetes strategy

JDRF Canada, the leading global funder of type 1 diabetes research, welcomed the news in this year’s federal budget that the government intends to end the practice of clawing back contributions to Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) for those whose eligibility status for the Disab...


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