JDRF Canada Mental Health and T1D Community Grants


The JDRF Canada Mental Health and T1D Community Grants Program provides grants for projects designed to support the mental health and wellness of people living with T1D and their informal caregivers (including parents or guardians, grandparents, partners, and other support networks). The maximum amount per grant is $20,000. Grants will be a maximum of 18 months in length, with all project activities expected to be completed in that window.

Support to the T1D community may be provided in a variety of different formats. Projects may be delivered in person and/or virtually and may take myriad forms such as activity-based or creative programming, peer support, educational resources, or other innovative programs.


Canadian organizations of the following types may apply:

  • non-profit organization
  • registered charity
  • municipality
  • Indigenous organizations including: band council, tribal council, or self-government entity
  • research organization or institute
  • educational institution
  • publicly funded health and social services institution

Mental Health Community Grants 2023
Application Form
JDRF – Mental Health Project Funding Agreement

Program Launch May 31, 2023 
Registration Deadline  August 11th, 2023 (5pm ET) 
Application Deadline  September 11th, 2023 (5pm ET) 
Applicants Notified of Funding Decision  October 31, 2023 
Earliest Anticipated Start Date  November 15, 2023 


Program Contacts

Enquiries regarding suitability of a specific proposal may be addressed to:

Amanda Hailman
National Manager of Mental Health Programs
JDRF Canada

Administrative enquiries may be addressed to:

Katie Ryan
National Research Programs Coordinator
JDRF Canada