Most people have never heard of kidney disease until it affects them, or someone they care about. Though more than 30,000 Canadians are currently being treated for kidney failure, finding information about the treatments, options and support available can be difficult.
Assistance is available to help kidney patients locate the information and resources they need to learn more about how they can manage kidney disease, and the impact it has on their lives. Regardless of where you live in Canada, these services are available to you.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada branches and chapters across the country offer four vital services:
To promote a better understanding of kidney disease and of support and resources available to all patients, including patients whose first language is not English or French, over the years The Kidney Foundation has also helped to develop services and resources in other languages, such as Chinese, Italian and Punjabi.
Click here for a list of resources translated in Chinese.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada may also offer other services, depending on local community needs and resources. Commonly available services may include:
Health Fairs & Presentations
Volunteers who have been personally touched by kidney disease and are very enthusiastic about sharing their personal experience are involved in our Speakers Bureau. Kidney Foundation employees and volunteers are also available to speak about general kidney health and work of The Kidney Foundation. Through speaking engagements and Health Fair displays the goal is to increase awareness about kidney health and kidney disease. Contact your local office for more information.
Interested in learning more about becoming a Health Fair volunteer? Contact 1.800.387.4474 ext.4971.