Direct Funding for CURE based diabetes research



Our Mission

The mission of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Canada (DRIFCan) is to end Type 1 Diabetes by directly funding cure-based diabetes researcher Dr. James Shapiro and his team at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

There are


people worldwide living with some

form of diabetes.

There are


people who have

Type 1 Diabetes.

In Canada

OVER 300,000

people have

Type 1 Diabetes.

Through Dr. Shapiro’s research, as well as through international partnerships, DRIFCan is dedicated to funding research to find a cure for T1D.

Through these partnerships, and with the support of local and international diabetes communities, DRIFCan aims to support those living with diabetes.

DRIFCan in Your Community

“There is always room for improvement and we need to work hard in the lab and continue to make progress. Our team’s goal is to drive research today to accelerate a cure for tomorrow.”Dr. James Shapiro