Meet the 2020 Manitoba Lobby Day Delegates!

March 4, 2020

On March 11, 2020, advocates living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) will share with Manitoba Members of the Legislative Assembly their experience living with T1D and the importance of extending insulin pump coverage to people of all ages. Currently, in Manitoba, to qualify under the current insulin pump program, you must be under the age of 18.

Our Manitoba Lobby Day has been fundamental in securing government funding for T1D research and raising awareness. The delegates raise their voices as advocates, representing the millions of people living with T1D, and are empowered to continue to use their voice to make change. 

We’re so happy to share our 8 finalists with you – meet our 2020 Manitoba Lobby Day Delegates!

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Tyler Polonuk

Age: 17

From: East Saint Paul, MB


Ashlynn Argo​

Age: 16

From: Sunnyside, MB

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Julia Hird

Age: 19

From: Winnipeg, MB


Ellen Karr

Age: 71

From: Winnipeg, MB


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Leah Wiebe

Age: 54

From: Steinbach, MB


Jenna Basson

Age: 34

From: The Pas, MB


Spencer Christie

Age: 19

From: Winnipeg, MB

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Noah Silvaggio

Age: 17

From: Winnipeg, MB

Take part in our lobby days by signing up to become a JDRF AdvocateYour voice will help advocate for T1D research and raise awareness about the T1D community.

For more information about JDRF 2020 Manitoba Lobby Day visit

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