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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

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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...


Lilly Canada and JDRF Canada Award Post-doctoral Fellowships in Type 1 Diabetes Research

Two  pioneering Canadian investigators pursuing careers in type 1 diabetes research have each been awarded a post-doctoral fellowship ($60,000 CAD), thanks to a longstanding partnership between Eli Lilly Canada Inc. (Lilly Canada) and JDRF Canada.


JDRF Canada welcomes Senate report on "Breaking Down Barriers" for Canadians with Disabilities in accessing the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan

JDRF Canada welcomes a report released today by the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology entitled: “Breaking Down Barriers, a critical analysis of the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan”.


JDRF Canada applauds BC government's decision to provide insulin pumps to people of all ages who live with type 1 diabetes

JDRF Canada applauds the British Columbia government’s announcement today extending the province’s current insulin pump program to all ages.


Sun Life Financial grows efforts to fight type 1 diabetes in Canada with title sponsorship of the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

Sponsorship supports growth of type 1 diabetes research and awareness, building upon Sun Life Financial’s $22 million global investment to date


JDRF's T1D heroes advocating for insulin pump coverage in Manitoba

JDRF and our T1D Heroes feel that Manitoba should follow the lead of Alberta, Ontario, Nunavut, North West Territories, and Yukon – provinces and territories which already cover insulin pump costs for all residents. 


Lets turn type one into type none