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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 Cana...

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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.


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 


JDRF Expresses Profound Loss at the Passing of Helaine Shiff, co-founder of JDRF Canada

JDRF Canada is deeply saddened at the loss of one of its founders, Helaine Shiff. “Helaine was a remarkable woman and her legacy...


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. 


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