Who We Are

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

DRIFCan Board Members

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Canada

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Canada (DRIFCan) was established in 2005 to fund the Edmonton Protocol. Dr. Shapiro and his team are located at the Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We believe that donors supporting diabetes research want as much funding to go directly to cure based research. DRIFCan funds clinical and human trials with Dr. Shapiro and his team.

Dr. James Shapiro

The DRIFCan Team

Melanie Hibbard

Executive Director


Matt Mandrusiak

Chair


Sarah Simoes

Vice Chair


Kathleen Gibson

Co-Secretary


Natasha Wensley

Co-Secretary


Lyndsay Kruger

Co-Treasurer


Navpreet Sandhu

Co-Treasurer


Mark Bosworth

Board Member


Stacey Scott Nykolyshyn

Board Member


Pat McCormack

Board Member


Marilee Byers

Board Member


Daryl Burd

Board Member


Rob Otway

Board Member


Rod McKay

Board Member


Nancy Gall

Board Member


Jack Hubler

Board Member