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Our Impact

of the last 100 surveyed participants have found our programs motivate them to live well with diabetes!

How Your Donation Helps

The Growth Factor

ICD’s impact has far exceeded its foundation. The movement has been supporting thousands of people and must develop a solid foundation to support the hundreds of interested volunteers who can make this organization sustainable.

ICD Leadership Team

Our empowerment fund helps reduce the costs for type 1 role models to support the programs and to open up opportunity for leadership development programs to those in financial need.

Basic Day Program

Our baseline program is incredibly efficient with funds. The formula is in providing world class support, not fancy facilities. You can help someone get that for as little as $20/day!

Advanced Day Programs

We also provide much more intensive day programs. These programs include activities that take participants further outside their comfort zones, serving to deepen the impact and break through to higher ground. You can send a participant to an advanced day program for $50-100/day.

Multi-Day Programs

You can help someone attend a retreat that teaches coping skills and peer led strategies or send someone to a multi-day sports camp with elite athlete role models/scientific experts for just $250!

Support A Family

Giving more could mean a lot. It can mean supporting a whole family with a newly diagnosed child get the support they desperately need, to helping a tough group of teens create an extended family they will learn from and support.
It could also help to secure the future of our ICD family as we grow to support a broader community!  


Our extreme adventure series is facilitated with expert leadership showing what each person is capable of. It leaves long lasting memories of accomplishment and self esteem to accompany the skills developed on the trail at an average of $750/week.

Success Stories

“I am so thankful for the people who I’ve met through ICD and the gifts each one has to contribute to the group. I literally learn so much on every trip whether it be how to make a fire, find a new pump site, learn about historical figures, how to cook awesome meals, or new songs to sing along the way! I always learn something new!”

Anna, Vancouver Island, BC

“I feel that it is vital for kids with Type 1 Diabetes to share these experiences with other kids with Type 1. Thank you to all of you who help participants understand the importance of exercise and diabetes management…”

Nicole, Parent of a T1D, Canmore’s Exercise and Excellence, AB

“When I asked Ben what the best thing about the camp was, he said it was that he was the same as everyone else. He said he found his place and that was the best thing for me to hear and what I had really hoped for him with this retreat!!! I can understand how ICD would be a passion project and we are so thankful that it exists!”  

Bruce and Audrey, Gatineau ,QB

“I just love the days following an ICD trip. My daughter is bubbly and positive and full of very, very, very cute stories… but it’s the laughter and meaningful personal connections that really fill her soul. Your guidance is rubbing off on her, today she told me how much she wants to look after herself and make healthy choices – and that’s just huge.”


Darlene, Gatineau,QB

Other Ways to Donate

FundScrip is a Canada-wide fundraising program in which ICD supporters can pay for their everyday shopping (i.e. groceries, gas, gifts, and household items) with gift cards bought online from FundScrip. Gift cards are available for 170 different Canadian retailers and mailed out to you within 7-10 days. When you purchase one online through the link above, a percentage of the sale is donated to ICD! Next time, instead of paying with cash, credit, or debit, please use a gift card purchased through our Fundscrip page and help support ICD!

Thanks to Shoppers Drug Mart, you can now support ICD through the Optimum Points Program. We welcome any and all amounts that will be used to help pay for supplies for all of our events and programs! If you are not currently a Shoppers Optimum Member, you can sign up free in store or online and start collecting across Canada!

In order to donate your Optimum points, please log on to your Optimum account. Once logged on, under the “Optimum” tab, select “Donate /Transfer Points”.  You will then be able to select I Challenge Diabetes from the list and put in the number of points you would like to donate before clicking on “Donate Points” to complete the donation.

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations across the country to be recycled or sold at auction. With free towing or drop off in many areas across Canada, it’s incredibly easy to donate your RV, boat, motorcycle, or vehicle. Donate A Car Canada will turn the donor’s car into a cash donation to then be forwarded to ICD. They look after all the details to make sure that ICD benefits from your generous donation. Once the donation is processed, ICD will send you a tax receipt within 4-6 weeks. The funds will help to keep us running our excellent programs and events for everyone!


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