The Kidney Foundation of Canada

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is people working together for a common cause. They are volunteers, individuals living with kidney disease, donors, and staff members — from all walks of life, all across Canada.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada exists for the enhancement of kidney health and the reduction and, if possible, the elimination of the burden of kidney diseases. The primary beneficiaries are people at risk of or affected by kidney disease.

The Kidney Foundation provides:

  • Hope

New knowledge and treatments generating hope will exist in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of the kidney and kidney disease.
  • Methods by which the new knowledge from research results can be translated into the treatment, prevention, and slowing of the progression of kidney disease.


  • Support

To achieve optimal health status, all people affected by kidney disease have access to healthcare and to wellness, socio-emotional, and financial support including:

  • Equitable access to appropriate cost-effective treatment, as close to home as possible, regardless of background and personal circumstances.
  • Timely access to successful long-term organ transplantation, if desired and appropriate.
  • Comfort for those who withdraw from or do not wish dialysis treatment.


  • Empowerment

All people affected by kidney disease are empowered to maximize their outcomes.

  • People have the knowledge to make effective choices to prevent, minimize, and seek treatment for kidney disease.
  • People can advocate for themselves and others when navigating the system.
  • The kidney community has a sense of belonging and a collective voice.


  • Engagement
  • An informed Canadian public understands and responds to the impact of kidney disease.
  • Effective provincial and federal policies and strategies exist for kidney research, kidney care, organ donation, and transplantation.