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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...

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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. 


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...


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