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, BCOntario and Online! Be sure to check back often as we update our line up for the new year.

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

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.

May 4, 2024

Kids’n’Us Conference

The only conference in Alberta devoted to the unique needs of families living with T1D. ICD founder Chris Jarvis will be on-site to share his experiences as an Olympian, a mentor and a person living with T1.

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June 1, 2024

Summer Fling, Edmonton

Kick off the summer right with games, crafts, family fun and connection with others living with type one diabetes! We are pleased to partner with Edmonton Area Parents of Type 1 to host this event.

June 8, 2024

Heart Creek Hike, Lac des Arcs

An epic kid-friendly hike down to the canyon floor, full of beautiful scenery, just an hour outside of Calgary. Share some stories of life with type 1 diabetes with mentors and others who really get it.

Summer, 2024

Summer Fling, Calgary

We are partnering up with our friends at C-PaK again to bring families living with T1D together for a day of connection and fun! Stay tuned for date, time and location details!

September 28, 2024

River Paddle, Edmonton

Learn how to protect those test kits and handle the highs and lows of T1D on a day paddle through the city of Edmonton with ICD and HeLadventures. Bring your dry bags and an adventurous spirit!

BC Workshops

March 16, 2024

Ice Skating, Victoria

Join ICD’s Youth Council at Pearkes Community Centre. Build connections with other T1Ds while enjoying lunch and an afternoon skate.

March 17, 2024

Warrior Challenge, Vancouver

Swing, Hang, Vault, Jump & MOVE at Momentum Movement Academy. as we explore parkour, ninja warrior and rock climbing elements.

May 19, 2024

Spring Fling, Victoria

Kick off the summer right with outdoor activities, family fun and T1D connection for all! An inclusive lunch will be provided.

May 20, 2024

Spring Fling, Vancouver

Kick off the summer right with outdoor activities, family fun and T1D connection for all! An inclusive lunch will be provided.

Ontario Workshops

February 10, 2024

Soccer Skills, Mississauga

Join 2023’s Milton Soccer Fundraiser winning squad to show us your favourite moves. Open to teens and young adults living with type 1 diabetes. Share diabetes strategies and ake your game to the next level with I Challenge Diabetes Football Club!

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 at Sugar Valley Farm.

February 25, 2024

Family Conference, Toronto

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

March 11, 2024

March Break Camp, London

Spend a day with ICD leaders and T1D friends 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! Lunch will be provided, with gluten free and other options.

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.

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!

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.

May 26, 2024

Grimsby Mountain Hike

This part of the Bruce Trail travels the oldest forested ecosystem in eastern North America! Wood staircases wind up to spectacular views from Grimsby Hawk Migration Observation Tower.

August 3, 2024

Wonderland Adventure

Life with diabetes can feel like you are on a roller coaster – minus the fun. Manage those cotton candy highs and plummeting blood sugars with ICD leaders!

September 28, 2024

Family Day, Coldwater

A fun-filled afternoon of hiking, climbing, and connection with others living with type one diabetes, community members, and enthusiastic ICD mentors.

October 26, 2024

Halloween in the Forest, Coldwater

What do type one diabetes and Halloween have in common? Blood and Sugar! (ICD may not be great at telling jokes, but we are amazing at connecting you with your peers!)

Virtual Workshops

February 10, 2024

Virtual Camp: Calling All Artists!

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

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!

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.

November 30, 2024

Virtual Camp: Throwback Classic!

Join your diabuddies across Canada 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!

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our workshops

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