Ways to Give

DRIFCan is dedicated to funding research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Dr. James Shapiro and his team rely on access to private donor funding and research grants to continue their groundbreaking work.

Access to undesignated funding is limited and often delayed by bureaucratic policies. For this reason, DRIFCan facilitates prompt and timely access to the funds necessary to pursue diabetes research goals and projects.

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Diabetes research in the lab


DRIFCan supports third party events for organizations and businesses by providing dedicated volunteers to assist with our fundraising. Look for DRIFCan volunteers at the following upcoming events.

Canadian Donations

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Donations Outside of Canada

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Ways to Donate

ATB Cares

ATB Cares is a great way to support DRIFCan. ATB covers the transaction and credit card fees on all donations made through their giving portal so we receive 100% of your donation. Automatic tax receipts are issued to donors through the Canadian Online Giving Foundation.

Click here to support us through ATB Cares.


Benevity is a Calgary-based organization that helps charities focus on what matters. Benevity facilitates corporate employee giving and volunteering around the globe, and handles gift processing and tax receipts, ensuring that donor dollars go where they’re supposed to go. Ask your employer if they use Benevity or have an employee matching program.

CanadaHelps.org is Canada's leading online giving and fundraising platform. Whether you want to give once, give monthly, donate publicly-listed securities or mutual funds for great financial benefits, you can do it quickly, safely, and securely through this platform.

You can even follow the example of our ambassador Cole Byers and create your own campaign, or give in tribute to someone special. Canada Helps will send you a charitable tax receipt.

Giving Tuesday

Be a part of something BIG and get social on #GivingTuesday and #ThankYouThursday. Check out our GivingTuesday.ca profile page and watch Dr. Shapiro's Diabetes Awareness Month research update on YouTube. You can also promote us far and wide via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #GivingTuesdayCA.

Click here to support us through Giving Tuesday.

Would you like to support Dr. Shapiro’s team from outside of Canada? You can do so through the Charitable Aid Foundation (CAF). With the exchange rate, your donation goes further in Canada and helps keep the first-in-human clinical trials moving forward.

Click here to donate via CAF America.

Got a car to donate? Donate a Car Canada is accepting vehicle donations on behalf of DRIFCan, with free towing provided in most areas across Canada.

When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to DRIFCan through Donate a Car, it will either be recycled or sold at auction, depending on condition, age and location, with proceeds going to DRIFCan. A tax receipt will be issued after the transaction is complete.

Click here to support us through Donate a Car.

Donate a Car

Do you have bottles that need to be taken in? SkipTheDepot picks up and gives the payment to DRIFcan for your bottles & cans.  They will also take used clothing and old electronics off your hands, free of charge.

Click here to donate via Skip The Depot.

Did you know you can donate securities and receive a tax receipt? Click here and you will be redirected to our online giving platform of Canada Helps to complete the form.

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