Bonify is located in a 320,000 square foot facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is from here, the Heart of Canada, that each and every Bonify team member works passionately to achieve our goal of producing quality-assured medical cannabis to help patients get the most out of life each and every day.
Our Focus – On Your Needs
Simply put … we genuinely care about providing medical cannabis products when and how they are needed. Whether you are a patient or a Health Care Practitioner we provide service to, you are a valued member of the Bonify community.
For Patient Members
We are working hard to help you become our customer; with you 100% of the way, we are committed to working equally hard to ensure you stay one.
For Health Care Practitioners
We are similarly committed to aiding practitioners in the medical community as you assess whether medical cannabis is a treatment option for your patients. Three of Canada’s leading recognized experts in the research and use of medical marijuana for medical purposes hold seats on Bonify’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Paul Daeninck of Winnipeg, a member of Health Canada’s Expert Advisory Committee for Physicians on Marihuana for Medical Purposes, Dr. Colleen O’Connell of New Brunswick, a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids and Dr. Karen Ethans of Manitoba, Director of the Spinal Cord Unit at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre, and Assistant Professor in the University of Manitoba, Department of Internal Medicine’s Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, each lend their expertise and play a key role in guiding the company’s evolution.
For The Community
We are focused on giving back to the communities we serve. Through the employment of many, practicing good corporate citizenship, active industry participation and supporting causes that matter to our customers and employees, we strive to make a difference. Developing and maintaining long term meaningful relationships with all of our stakeholders is a key measure of our success
A highly credible team with diverse backgrounds and varied experience sets has been assembled to drive the organization.
Jeff Peitsch, Executive Chair of the Board, has demonstrated extensive business and community leadership throughout his 25-year career. As Chief Operating Officer of CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) from 2004 – 2013, he was responsible for initiating and leading numerous major programs, projects, and capital initiatives. Jeff spearheaded the development of the Manitoba Cancer Plan and administration of CCMB’s $110 million annual operating budget. He also has extensive private sector experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. Jeff holds an MBA, Bachelor of Law (LL.B.), and a B.Sc.
Dalbir Bains is President & Chief Executive Officer. Over the course of his career, Dalbir has provided strategic leadership across functional areas including Operations, Investor Relations, M&A, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources and Information Technology. His Senior executive experience spans a multitude of industries – retail, media & telecom, internet/digital and health care. Immediately prior to joining Bonify, Dalbir, in the roles of Founder, President, and CEO and Board Member, strategically drove the growth of Amenity Health Care to the point where it is now one of the tenth largest independent pharmacy groups in Canada. Dalbir holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a CFA designation.
Karen Debroni is Director of Business Development & Administration. Karen is a customer oriented professional with a far-reaching network of national and international contacts. She brings over 20 years of general business, sales, marketing & management experience to Bonify from her tenure in senior leadership positions at solutions oriented private and public companies. Karen is active in the community, volunteering and serving on the boards of several professional and charitable organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and a Masters in Public Administration degree from the University of Winnipeg.
Mark Smolenski is the facility’s Chief Operations Officer. Mark brings over 28 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience. Over his career, Mark has had full P&L accountability and held Senior Leadership positions in Operations and Product Development with Cangene Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, and Biomira, developing and manufacturing products indicated for the immunotherapy, oncology and pain management spaces. Mark’s extensive experience in pharmaceutical product pipeline development spans the entire development life-cycle, focusing on creation and management of complex programs for the execution of regulatory and commercial strategies for product launches. Mark holds an MSc. in Microbiology and BSc. (Hons) in Biochemistry.
Pedro Jorge, Head of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, is a senior level technical manager and leader with a proven track record in the development, global commercialization and control of healthcare products. Throughout his entire career spanning more than two decades, Pedro has applied sound quality principles and practices. Clinical trial research management and contract research testing are but two of Pedro’s particular areas of expertise. Pedro is a member of the Parenteral Drug Association and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba and Biochemical Technology Diploma from Red River College.
Across the board – Human Resources, Customer Care, Security, Production, Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Quality Assurance – all of our dedicated professional team members are here, working hard, for you.