Through the trust and support of our donors, Defeat Duchenne Canada is the country’s largest charitable source of investment in cutting-edge Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. So far, we have funded $17.73 million in research projects that are pushing the envelope and pushing the cause – and cure – for Duchenne forward.

Our vision is a future without Duchenne. We can get there in collaboration with our scientific community. We have funded the projects of world-renowned researchers who are focused on discovering investigational treatments to improve the health and quality of life of individuals living with Duchenne.

Granting Process

Research is the road to hope, but research requires money. That’s why Defeat Duchenne Canada works tirelessly raising funds to invest in you – our scientists. Learn more about our annual research grant program and how to submit your proposal.

Research We Fund

Families living with Duchenne are in a race against time. That’s why we invest in research that has the greatest chance of translating to clinical practice, thereby benefiting our boys sooner. Learn about the science that our donors make possible.

Research Announcement

The pipeline of potential treatments has never been so full of promise. Every year, we invite our donors to get to know the researchers who received funding, learn about their work, show them what is possible when we come together to catalyze innovation.