Every Donation Counts
With your support, you enable us to connect, challenge, and explore.
How Your Donation Helps
ICD was built off a community-minded approach, recognizing that those with the most need may already be struggling to pay for expenses. ICD has always been efficient with funding, offering cost savings to all participants and further looking for ways to support those in need by either reducing or eliminating financial barriers. This can only be achieved though the generous support of our donors, sponsors, and partners!
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. 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.
Empower our Programs
After acquiring charitable status in 2016, ICD was able to launch the ICD Empowerment Fund, where 100% of funds donated go directly to making programs and services that offer powerful experiential education and social support for those living with Type-1 diabetes and their families accessible to all, no matter their financial status.
We at ICD are grateful for the opportunity to engage our peers in this diabetes community and provide opportunities that transform people’s lives. Several key members of our mentoring team have come from a place of financial hardship and have since given back hundreds of hours in volunteer work and made donations in the years to come. Bursaries have led participants out of At-Risk scenarios where A1c rates have been recorded as high as >18% and into ideal ranges (healthy targets for a non-diabetic are between 4.5 and 6% and those with diabetes generally aim below 7.5% with complications growing exponentially above 8%)
Other Ways to Donate
Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for I Challenge Diabetes. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to I Challenge Diabetes through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for I Challenge Diabetes to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.
Tax donations made in the current calendar year will be sent out in Jan of the following year.
Aeroplan wants to help you make a difference.
Since 2006, they have been helping members give back to causes that are close to their hearts, like I Challenge Diabetes. The Aeroplan member donation program helps members support Canadian-based initiatives that are working to improve lives and assist communities locally, across Canada and around the world. Individual members can make donations on a one-time basis or on an ongoing basis by earmarking 2% of their miles automatically every time they earn by updating their profile on Aeroplan.com.
“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
“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