Kids for a Cure

This week, Grade 11 student Noah was in Ottawa as an advocate for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Canada, representing Canadian kids with Type 1 Diabetes. He tells us more about how he got on:

"While I was in Ottawa, I was able to meet with MPs, Senators. and Ministers, including the Minister of Health. I shared my personal story about my diagnosis and living with Type 1 Diabetes and advocated for policy change with regards to the disability tax credit, a national pharmacare program, access to and affordable insulin for all Canadians. Twenty eight youth delegates from across the country participated in over 95 meetings. I was the only delegate representing Manitoba. We were also able to say thank you for the government's multi year commitment to fund Type 1 Diabetes research through the $30 million dollar Partnership to Defeat Diabetes. I even received a special medal from MP Ziad Aboultaif for the work I do with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)."

Great work, Noah!
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.