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Jake Reid - Diabetes Canada. Fredericton, NB, CA

Jake Reid Jake Reid

Director, Government Relations & Advocacy, Atlantic | Diabetes Canada

Fredericton, NB, CANADA

Jake Reid is the current Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for Diabetes Canada for Atlantic Canada.





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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

Government Relations

Public Policy

Areas of Expertise (12)

Health Advocacy

Diabetes Charter for Canada

Non-Profit Advocacy



Community Development

Community Development

Volunteer Management

Strategic Communications

Policy Analysis


Stakeholder & Public Engagement

Education (2)

University of New Brunswick: MBA., Marketing, Accounting & General Management

University of New Brunswick: BRLS. (Hons.), Recreation Management

Affiliations (7)

  • 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

Languages (1)

  • English

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...

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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."

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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.”...

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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."...

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Event Appearances (6)

New Brunswick Pharmacy Association Conference

Keynote Address  Moncton


Atlantic Summit on Healthcare and Drug Cost Sustainability

Presenter  Charlottetown


Global Tobacco Control Forum, Ottawa

Presenter  Ottawa


LifeScience Diabetes Advisory Board, Halifax, presenter, 2013

Presenter  Halifax


Centre for Science in the Public Interest Symposium Series

Presenter  Halifax


Atlantic Diabetes Initiative

Presenter  Moncton