Fred celebrates its 50th anniversary this year!

For five decades now,
Fred has been committed to supporting diabetic children and improving their quality of life.

To mark this special occasion, we are organizing a series of actions to ensure the long-term future of our foundation and to continue to offer essential support to the children and their families. We warmly invite you to join us and participate in these actions to make a real difference in the lives of these children.

A very first edition of the Gala


October 3rd 2024

463 Sainte-Catherine Street, Montreal, QC H3B 1B1

Don't miss our exceptional gala, a memorable evening including a cocktail dinner, a humorous performance by the incredible Sugar Sammy, as well as two musical performances by Frédérick De Grandpré and Michelle Sweeney . Also take part in our digital and live auction for an unforgettable experience.

Win Big for Fred's 50th birthday


Grocery Year

Value of $15,000

In collaboration with


Travel credit

Value of $5,000

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Gift card

Value of $1,000


Gift card

Value of $1,000



Happy Birthday Fred !

Participate in our calendar of actions for
our large community of T1D families

The Fondation Ressources pour les Enfants Diabétiques (FRED), proudly celebrates

50 years of commitment to families affected by type 1 diabetes.

Worldwide, 8.7 million people live with type 1 diabetes, and in Quebec, 4,000 children face this incurable disease. Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease, can affect anyone, including your children. Imagine living with this condition 24/7, for a lifetime. At FRED, we understand this reality, which is why we’ve set up support programs to break the isolation.

Type 1 diabetes requires one to several insulin injections a day. People with T1D need to calculate carbohydrates for each meal. It’s crucial to dispel the myth that diabetes is caused by excessive sugar consumption. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, while type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder. This distinction underlines the complexity of the disease and the need to raise public awareness. In Quebec, 120,000 people live with type 1 diabetes, and this figure continues to rise by 4.4% every year. The consequences of diabetes are alarming.*

FRED currently supports 2,820 families, welcomes over 160 new diagnoses each year, and offers 300 children an unforgettable experience at Camp Carowanis.

Help us continue our essential mission: to support the families of children with type 1 diabetes.

*This disease is responsible for 30% of strokes, is the leading cause of blindness, contributes to 40% of heart attacks, is involved in 50% of kidney failures requiring dialysis, and accounts for 70% of non-traumatic amputations of the feet and legs.

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Fred's 50th Birthday Activity Book

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Diabetic Children’s Foundation, we are delighted to introduce our brand new activity book specially designed for children. This book is a veritable gold mine of entertainment and learning, filled with fun and educational games.

Through its colorful and interactive pages, children will be able to explore a multitude of captivating activities such as coloring, crosswords, mazes and much more. Each game is designed to not only entertain, but also to encourage creativity and cognitive development.

*Available in French only