Jake Reid is senior non-profit leader with over 20 years of experience in the charitable health sector. As the current Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for Diabetes Canada, Jake leads strategic government relations and advocacy initiatives in Atlantic Canada to help proactively influence diabetes and health care related policies, legislation, regulations and strategies. Residing near Fredericton with his wife and two children, he is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick from both the Kinesiology and MBA programs.
Industry Expertise (4)
Health and Wellness
Public Relations and Communications
Areas of Expertise (12)
Diabetes Charter for Canada
Stakeholder & Public Engagement
University of New Brunswick: MBA., Marketing, Accounting & General Management
University of New Brunswick: BRLS. (Hons.), Recreation Management
- PEI Diabetes Strategy Committee : Member
- Research & Development Stakeholder and Partnerships Advisory Group : Member
- Diabetes Innovation Fund Assessment Panel : Member
- NB Health Charities Alliance : Member
- NB Diabetes Task Group : Member
- University of New Brunswick : Contract Academic Instructor
- Canadian Diabetes Association : Member
Media Appearances (4)
Canadian Diabetes Association unveils charter for patients, doctors
CTV News online
“Of not only people with diabetes, but also health-care professionals that work with people with diabetes, for governments in terms of good things that should happen in policy and health, as well as schools,” says Jake Reid of the Canadian Diabetes Association...
Burger King's role in school lunch program defended
CBC New Brunswick online
"According to that policy, I would think that we're trying to provide the best foods possible in schools," said Jake Reid of the Canadian Diabetes Association. "So it surprises me to hear that we would be providing any fast food still in school."
Health minister emotional as N.B. legislature passes 'historic' drug plan
CTV News online
“There’s quite a number of people, we’ve estimated as many of 30 per cent of people in New Brunswick, that can’t afford their medication, that don’t have insurance,” said Jake Reid of the Canadian Diabetes Association. "So, this is an important part of taking care of themselves and self-managing.”...
Phaneuf, Cuthbert support Island walk Sunday
Journal Pioneer online
"We're looking forward to a great afternoon with our volunteers and supporters who are helping us raise awareness about diabetes in our community," says Jake Reid, Regional Director, Canadian Diabetes Association. "We invite people of all ages and physical fitness levels to come out to the event. There is still time to get involved and it's a great way to spend time with family and friends on a Sunday afternoon, while also enjoying some physical activity."...
Event Appearances (6)
New Brunswick Pharmacy Association Conference
Keynote Address Moncton
Atlantic Summit on Healthcare and Drug Cost Sustainability
Global Tobacco Control Forum, Ottawa
LifeScience Diabetes Advisory Board, Halifax, presenter, 2013
Centre for Science in the Public Interest Symposium Series
Atlantic Diabetes Initiative