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This scholarship, open to candidates from within Canada, is awarded annually to a volunteer or employee for the purpose of furthering their training in one or more of the disciplines of community development, organizational development and/or collaborative change management initiatives. 

Applicants must have demonstrated leadership in facilitating community engagement on behalf of the Kidney Foundation and wish to use this opportunity to further their personal and professional development. 

The scholarship will provide one-time financial support of up to $1,000 to assist the successful candidate’s enrollment in a related educational program. For information on eligibility criteria and application details, please visit our Scholarship page.

Gavin Turley


Gavin Turley, a major proponent of this philosophy, retired from the Kidney Foundation in July 2008 after 15 years of service as the National Executive Director. His professional career spanned more than 40 years in Canada’s voluntary sector. It was marked by a constant commitment to initiatives aimed at strengthening the community and the organizational leadership abilities of volunteers and staff. 

It is in view of this hallmark of spirit and dedication that the National Board of Directors established The Gavin Turley Scholarship for Civic Engagement.