Thank you for your generous support. You are helping us get closer to a world without type 1 diabetes.
JDRF Board Chair Lorne Shiff and President and CEO Dave Prowten discuss JDRF’s activities and achievements during 2019, a pivotal and successful year because of our generous donors, volunteers and partners, and how we intend to harness our shared momentum into 2020 and beyond.
JDRF Board Chair
President and CEO
Supporting Each Other
With your generosity, JDRF can help Canadians with T1D connect with each other, building a community of support across the country. In 2019, through initiatives such as adult support groups, events and volunteering opportunities, T1D families, adults, and children became part of this community. Thank you for helping us to show them that they are not alone.
Dear type 1, you can't stop us
It's been nearly three years since you've entered my life. Although it hasn't been easy, I'm learning to live with you. My mother, Hélène, says I'm resilient and I suppose I am.
Dear type 1, we are not alone
It's hard to imagine that there was a point in my life where I didn't know who you were. As a result of your unexpected arrival, I now know about you as a disease,
Because of donors like you, JDRF is leading the international research effort to end type 1 diabetes. Here is how, with your commitment, we moved the needle forward in 2019, accelerating efforts toward the day when type one becomes type none
Novel dual-hormone artificial pancreas offers hope for better management of T1D
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disorder that is often difficult to manage. Despite recent advances in innovative medical devices and educational tools…
Hypoglycemia Prevention: Testing a disposable patch that delivers glucagon
One of the greatest fears among many people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is insulin therapy-associated hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
TrialNet Study: Immunotherapy can delay type 1 diabetes onset
In spring 2019, results of an exciting clinical trial revealed that the use of an immunotherapy drug called Teplizumab delayed the onset of type 1 diabetes…
#Deartype1 We are not friends. I may have to tolerate you everyday, but we are not friends.
diagnosed at age 7
Mobilizing for Change
Time and time again, JDRF donors and advocates prove that it is possible to create positive change for Canadians with T1D. Whether through lobbying work or philanthropy, the T1D community, mobilizing together with JDRF, is a powerful force for change.
JDRF Canada sincerely thanks our corporate partners whose leadership embodies the spirit of JDRF every day.
Thanks to the awareness you raise in communities across Canada, your financial support, and the generous volunteer commitment from your teams, your contributions have a direct, positive impact on the 300,000 Canadians living with T1D and their families by advancing research leading to new treatments and a cure.
Pizza Hut has helped families affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) since PH Restaurants LP teamed up with JDRF 11 years ago, a relationship that has evolved to shape Pizza Hut's team culture and raise almost $500,000 towards finding a cure…
For nearly two decades, Boston Pizza has been a dedicated partner in the fight to cure type 1 diabetes. Its investment in research and commitment to supporting the community has dramatically…
RBC Royal Bank
A longstanding JDRF partner, RBC has donated over more than $8.2 Million to the organization since 1999, either in corporate sponsorships of our Galas and events, through the bank and Foundation or by employee giving through…
A longstanding partner of JDRF in their commitment to diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research, Sun Life has played an instrumental role in making our signature Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF and Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes…
#Deartype1 We were introduced by my 2-year-old grand-daughter. You nearly killed her.
- Ang, diagnosed at age 17
#Deartype1 You have caused me so much worry and stress.
- Roxanne, diagnosed at age 4
invested in T1D research in Canada, a 5% increase over 2018
cutting edge projects and clinical trials supported in Canada
scope of JDRF’s 2019 international research portfolio
$5.2M raised in the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF, by 35,000 walkers.
180+ new research grants for the world’s most promising studies
$3.3M raised for T1D research at 11 JDRF Gala events across Canada.