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This scholarship, open to candidates from within Canada, is awarded annually to a volunteer or employee to further their training in one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Community development
  • Organizational development
  • Organizational change management
  • Policy Governance / Corporate Governance / Organizational Governance / Public Administration & Governance

Applicants must have demonstrated leadership in facilitating community, group and individual engagement on behalf of The Kidney Foundation and must 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.

Harvey Thomson


Harvey Thomson has volunteered thousands of hours in support of our mission. His contributions have touched all areas of the Foundation, from participation in local fundraising initiatives, service on provincial committees and boards, to service on the National Board of Directors. 

“Everyone who volunteers for any task or responsibility at any level in the Kidney Foundation is making a difference, and collectively we are making important progress toward improving the quality of life of those impacted by kidney disease.” 

A proponent of “lifelong learning”, Harvey has a passion and a deep commitment to organizational change management. His tremendous contributions to redefining The Kidney Foundation’s governance model and his tireless efforts aimed at improving the lives of those living with kidney disease has inspired the National Board of Directors to create The Harvey Thomson Scholarship Fund in his honor to inspire others to pursue continuous life-long learning.