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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 Canada is marking National Diabetes Awareness Month by asking those impacted to write a letter to type 1 diabetes with the launch of their "Dear Type 1" Campaign

Toronto, ON — November 9, 2020 – JDRF Canada, the leading organization funding of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, is marking National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM) by honouring the power and resilience of the T1D community with the “Dear Type 1” campaign.


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 on October 22, will bring together participants from across Canada into the same virtual space for some friendly competition and to raise $1.6 million...


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.  


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