Corporate Opportunities

Corporate Support

The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF provides an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about T1D and raise essential funds to support JDRF-funded research, and is a fantastic way for companies, community groups and individuals to unite in the battle to defeat diabetes while participating in a fun and energetic event! 

Recognizing Your Company

More than 370 companies are involved in the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF. Each year, participants from these businesses generously contribute their valuable time to personally raise funds to support JDRF’s goal of curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. Ride participants showcase their corporate pride giving great visibility of their company’s involvement on Ride event day and support of JDRF.

Ways to Support Your Employees

Many companies, knowing their employees’ commitment to JDRF, wish to participate through corporate donations or an employee corporate match program. Connect with your Human Resources department to find out if they match gifts. Companies can also promote opportunities for corporate champions and enlist their senior leadership to recognize, reward, and encourage employee participation. 

  1. Corporate Donation

    Make a tax receiptable charitable donation to show your support of your employee's fundraising efforts.

  2. Corporate Match

    Match dollar-for-dollar what your employees have raised.
    To find out if your company has a corporate match program or if they would like to start one, contact your Human Resources Department, Social Committee, or Manager. If one exists, please follow the steps outlined in your company's form and contact your local JDRF office.

  3. Recognition & Encouragement

    Circulate internal communication and ongoing recognition about employees' achievements throughout their participation.

  4. Become a Sponsor 

    As one of the top fundraising events in Canada, the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF provides your company with excellent exposure to loyal participants who support local businesses. Many of our participants are employees of the largest corporate companies across Canada. Your support of the Ride will provide digital exposure to consumers and showcase your brand.  We tailor each partnership to meet your corporate social responsibility goals.  

    To find out more about National or Local sponsorship, please email partnerships@jdrf.ca to discuss opportunities.  

Thank you to companies who support their employees by directly contributing to raising funds for JDRF. This involvement will help improve the lives of more than 300,000 Canadian children, teenagers and adults living with T1D, and help JDRF turn type one into type none.