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ICD offers a variety of engaging workshop events that focus on how to manage diabetes effectively in the midst of real life challenges using active programs where fellow T1Ds connect, share, and grow.

Jump down to preview our upcoming workshops in Alberta,  Ontario and Online! Be sure to check back often as we update our 2024 line up.

ICD is a leader in exercise and diabetes with experts in the science who talk the talk and athletes who walk the walk. We focus on how to manage diabetes effectively in the midst of real life challenges and use active programs to bring strategies to life. Our leaders include passionate and world class athletes who can provide participants with knowledge of life with T1D that can help them reach their goals. Participants will get active as a group and dive into a variety of exercise while managing diabetes together.

If you’re looking to share an afternoon of activity, build on diabetes skills, come join others with T1D who understand the highs and lows as we test our limits and our blood sugars together!

Alberta Workshops

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January 13, 2024

Toboggan Bowl, Edmonton

Bundle up in your snowsuits, pack your low supplies, and let’s race down the hill to make meaningful connections with T1D peers. Join ICD leaders for a toasty hot chocolate and a carb-counting challenge.

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January 20, 2024

Toboggan Bowl, Calgary

Bring your family or friends out for an afternoon on the hill! Parents can join in, or connect with other T1D parents while the kiddos hit the slopes alongside our experienced leaders.

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February 3, 2024

Swim Adventure, Edmonton

Grab your diabetes supplies, secure your devices and join ICD mentors and your local T1D community for an inflatable challenge course on the water in the Grant MacEwan University pool!

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March 23, 2024

Foam Fighters, Edmonton

Bring your family & friends to challenge yourselves and each other in the foam battle of a lifetime! Don your safety glasses and pack your low supplies, this takes NERF battles to a whole new level.

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June 1, 2024

Summer Fling, Edmonton

Kick off the summer right with games, crafts, family fun and T1D connection for all! We are pleased to be partnering with Edmonton Area Parents of Type 1 to host this community event!

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June 8, 2024

Heart Creek Hike

Join ICD for an epic hike down to the canyon floor. This fun, easy trail is kid-friendly and full of beautiful scenery, just an hour outside of Calgary. Share some stories of life mixed with Type 1 Diabetes with others who really get it.

Ontario Workshops

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January 26, 2024

Snow Tubing, Barrie

Join our team for a day of snow tubing on Ontario’s longest snow tubing hill at Horseshoe Resort, just 1.5 hours north of Toronto. Let’s strategize together to keep ourselves and our diabetes devices warm and functioning while enjoying the crisp winter weather.

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January 27, 2024

Pond Hockey, Coldwater

No matter your skill level, we want to see you out on the pond and/or by the fire! Leave it to your die-hard hockey lovers or bring the whole family- we are prepared to share our hockey and diabetes knowledge and skills with all, and are open to learning a thing or two ourselves.

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February 17, 2024

Decker Tourney, Coldwater

ICD is proud to host the second annual Brandon Decker Memorial Pond Hockey Tournament. Family skate, chili over the fire, and community connections included. Come share in the fun and celebrate Brandon’s memory with us.

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February 25, 2024

Family Conference, Toronto

Join us in for the return of our full day conference at The Boulevard Club! We invite you to a day of community connections, workshops and active programming for caregivers, teens and kids living with type one diabetes.

 

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March 11, 2024

March Break Camp, London

Spend a day with ICD leaders at The Factory in London, ON. We’ll be climbing, jumping and checking our blood sugars – pack your low supplies and come join the fun!

 

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March 12, 2024

March Break Camp, KW

Let’s get active at Grand River Rocks with ICD leaders and mentors! We will work to solve climbing and blood sugar problems, together! Kids and teens are welcome to bring a friend.

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March 13, 2024

March Break Camp, Hamilton

Challenge yourself on the trampolines at Flying Squirrel with a full body workout for all skill levels with a combination of running, jumping, and balancing, with diabetes support from our team!

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March 14, 2024

March Break Camp, Toronto

Drop the kids off for a day of connection and mentorship with ICD leaders at the Monkey Vault! We’ll be jumping, climbing and getting creative with movement, bringing diabetes along for the ride.

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May 11, 2024

Grimsby Mountain Hike

This part of the Bruce Trail winds through the oldest forested ecosystem in eastern North America! Well maintained wood staircases take us up the escarpment to spectacular views from the top of the Grimsby Hawk Migration Observation Tower.

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August 3, 2024

Wonderland Adventure

Learn how to better manage those cotton candy highs and plummeting blood sugars Life with diabetes can feel like you are on a roller coaster, without the fun, and it is time to get the full package. Meet our leaders and other type 1s dealing with the same issues you do.

Virtual Workshops

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February 10, 2024

Virtual Camp: Calling All Artists!

Join your diabuddies from near and far on Zoom in an arts and crafts extravaganza! Get your creative juices flowing with a few rounds of Pictionary then put your skills to the test with an origami masterpiece.

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June 15, 2024

Virtual Camp: Summer Warm-Up

Play some classic summer camp games to warm your body up for summer activity. Stretch those muscles and get moving after the long Canadian winter via Zoom. ICD leaders can’t wait to see you there!

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September 21, 2024

Virtual Camp: ICD Marathon

Challenge fellow campers and leaders to some classic races as well as some things you may have never raced to finish before! See how fast you can complete the running race scavenger hunt with your diabuddies!

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November 30, 2024

Virtual Camp: Throwback Classic!

Join your diabuddies for a virtual camp throwback! Play all your favourite classic virtual camp games such as Just Dance, Camouflage, Body Pictionary, One Word Story, and more!

We at ICD have worked hard and collaborated with many in the industry to discuss problems, develop strategies and put them to the test. We go into our group programs with confidence and make it safe and easy to pick up new skills that you might not have the opportunity to on your own!

Our types of workshop events are wide and diverse as we participate in exhilarating experiences as a group to discern how they effect our sugars – hiking, running, skiing, biking, adventure races, swimming, canoeing, parkour, rock climbing – even riding the coasters at Canada’s Wonderland.

No prior experience necessary. Events are open to anyone who has type 1, their friends, and family!

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Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our workshops

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