The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), formerly known as Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP), is a national research network designed to increase organ and tissue donation in Canada and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians living with a transplant.
Since 2013, the CDTRP has developed new knowledge and health care practices to increase the availability of transplants for Canadians in need and improve long-term outcomes for patients receiving a transplant. More than 200 investigators, students, collaborators, patient, family and donor partners and knowledge-users from 33 different sites across Canada carry out research and develop resources to increase access to transplantation and improve survival and quality of life. The CDTRP is an integrated professional donation and transplant research community, complete with the collaboration of patients and their families across the country committed to making this happen.
The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), formerly known as Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP), is a national research network designed to increase organ and tissue donation in Canada and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians living with a transplant.
Since 2013, the CDTRP has developed new knowledge and health care practices to increase the availability of transplants for Canadians in need and improve long-term outcomes for patients receiving a transplant. More than 200 investigators, students, collaborators, patient, family and donor partners and knowledge-users from 33 different sites across Canada carry out research and develop resources to increase access to transplantation and improve survival and quality of life. The CDTRP is an integrated professional donation and transplant research community, complete with the collaboration of patients and their families across the country committed to making this happen.

Our Purpose

  • Enhance collaboration among Canadian donation and transplantation communities in the natural, health, and social sciences through an international trans-disciplinary network of researchers, patients, families, and donors, and partner organizations

  • Collaboratively lead areas of research identified as patient, family, and donor priorities through five inter-related Themes

  • Maximize the effectiveness of research teams through support with funding development, project development and management, patient, family, and donor partnership, and knowledge mobilization

  • Support research teams to mobilize new knowledge to ensure patients, families, and donors, health care systems, partners, and stakeholders equitably benefit from research results

  • Maximize the integration of cross-cutting research priorities in all CDTRP-supported projects:

      1. Sex and gender, anti-racism, and anti-ableism;
      2. Pediatric, adolescent and elderly;
      3. Indigenous populations;
      4. Policy, commercialization, and knowledge transfer
      5. Patient, family, and donor partnership

Join the CDTRP

Five Benefits of Joining the CDTRP

  • Be a part of a world-first collaborative network of researchers nationwide

  • Enjoy the array of in-kind services and training the CDTRP has to offer its members

  • Establish a peer-to-peer network for your research

  • Unlock additional grant and funding opportunities for your projects

  • Enjoy cost-effectiveness – it’s free!

Executive Leadership

Lori West
Lori WestUniversity of Alberta
Scientific Director, CDTRP
Patricia Gongal
Patricia GongalUniversity of Alberta
Executive Director, CDTRP
Sonny Dhanani
Sonny DhananiChildren's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Associate Director, CDTRP

Management Team

Julie Turgeon
Julie TurgeonProgram Manager
julie.turgeon.chum@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
Stéphanie Larivière
Stéphanie LarivièreCommunications & Events Manager
slariviere@cdtrp.ca
Katie Bain
Katie BainDirector of Partnerships
katie.bain@cdtrp.ca
Manuel Escoto
Manuel EscotoPatient, Family and Donor Partnership Platform & Knowledge Mobilization Manager
mescoto@cdtrp.ca
Demitra Yotis
Demitra YotisResearch Manager
dyotis@cdtrp.ca
Erika Kathe Croft
Erika Kathe CroftProgram Coordinator
ekcroft@cdtrp.ca
Diana Tertzakian
Diana TertzakianAdministrative Assistant
dtertzakian@cdtrp.ca

The CDTRP Coalition Agreement

The CDTRP Coalition agreement is to establish the CDTRP governance structure and the rights and obligations of its members regarding sharing of confidential information, patentable research results and publication of research results in order to advance CDTRP objectives

For more details or questions about the Coalition Agreement, contact us.

The CDTRP Coalition Agreement

The CDTRP Coalition agreement is to establish the CDTRP governance structure and the rights and obligations of its members regarding sharing of confidential information, patentable research results and publication of research results in order to advance CDTRP objectives.

For more details or questions about the Coalition Agreement, contact us.

Members of the Coalition Agreement

Founding Partners & Collaborators

CIHR-IRSC
Kidney Foundation