The Canadian Diabetes Association knows that donations are a demonstration of trust – trust that we’ll use the very most of every dollar received to help Canadians with diabetes to live healthier lives, and to enable researchers in their quest to find a cure.

Where does the funding come from?

The combined power of generous, motivated donors from across the country, health and community-minded companies, and dedicated professionals fuels our fight against diabetes.

Support from the Public, 12 months ended
December 31, 2015

Individual giving and direct marketing – 23.5% ($9.5 M)
Clothesline operations/Income from National Diabetes Trust – 25.8% ($10.5 M)
Bequests – 26.4% ($10.7 M)
Corporate giving – 15.4% ($6.2 M)
Events – 9% ($3.6 M)

How are donations used?

We keep in constant dialogue with Canadians living with diabetes, health-care professionals and researchers. They help us to determine the best use of donations to deliver meaningful support that meets real needs of people with diabetes and those who care for them.

Use of Funds, 12 months ended
December 31, 2015

Services – 43.6% ($22.5 M)
Research – 11.2% ($5.8 M)
Government health programs – 5.2% ($2.7 M)
Fundraising – 21.2% ($10.9 M)
Administration – 18.9% ($9.8 M)

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United for diabetes

Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes to live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, and discovering a cure. Our community-based network of supporters helps us provide education and services to people living with diabetes, advocate for our cause, invest in groundbreaking research and translate research into practical applications.

Your donation counts

Every dollar is gratefully received and wisely invested in the fight against diabetes. Here are just some examples of what your donations mean to those we help.

$50 - Provides 25 health-care professionals with tool kits so they can help their patients understand diabetes and its management – supporting literally hundreds of people with diabetes.

$100 - Provides up to 75 people with support for questions related to diabetes management, programs and services.

$200 - Sends a child to one of our diabetes summer camps for a day to learn about diabetes self-management in an enjoyable environment with support from other kids also living with type 1 diabetes.

$300 - Funds a CDA diabetes research project for one day.*

* The Canadian Diabetes Association funds groundbreaking research every year; $300 per day is a representation of CDA's average contribution to fund one diabetes research project across the country for a year.