Diabetes Canada 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.


Revenue by Source, 12 months ended
December 31, 2017

small square in dark blue colour Support from the public – 64% ($27.1 M)

small square in dark red colour Income from the National Diabetes Trust – 21% ($8.7 M)

small square in light green colour Income from other charitable activities – 8% ($3.6 M)

small square in dark purple colour Camp services – 3% ($1.1 M)

small square in light blue colour Education services – 3% ($1.4 M)

small square in orange colour Investment and other income – 1% ($408,000)


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 the real needs of people with diabetes and those who care for them.


Use of Funds, 12 months ended
December 31, 2017

small square in dark blue colour Improving management and prevention – 37% ($16.2 M)

small square in dark red colour Research – 12% ($5.3 M)

small square in light green colour Drive for excellence in diabetes care – 12% ($5.2 M)

small square in dark purple colour Helping children and adults with T1D – 8% ($3.6 M)

Small square in light-blue colour Public realtions and development – 26% ($11.3 M)

Small square in orange colour Administration – 5% ($2.3 M)

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United for diabetes

Across the country, Diabetes Canada 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.

Keep diabetes research moving forward

Your donation will ensure research never stops – help End Diabetes Now.

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