In Memory of Mr. Mendel Schnitzer

It is with profound sadness that we advise that Mr. Mendel Schnitzer died on March 26th, 2017 following a very lengthy battle with kidney disease.  
Mendel volunteered with the Manitoba Branch of the Kidney Foundation for decades.  He served many years on the Branch’s Patient Services and Organ Donation committees, and several on the Board of Directors.  He was a trained and valued Peer Support volunteer, assisting many Manitobans, until very recently.  Over the years he shared his story numerous times, inspiring the masses with his energy and positive attitude.  As a very effective advocate, he was instrumental in the Home Hemodialysis process at Seven Oaks and Manitoba’s related reimbursement program.  Most recently, Mendel was working with Manitobans for Presumed Consent.  His contributions were always significant. Read more...

Manitoba’s Finest (Men’s Fashion Show) Raising Hope on the Runway

Thank you to all who attended and supported the second annual Men’s Fashion Show on Thursday, March 9th at the Delta Winnipeg!  We were thrilled to profile these amazing men, and would like to thank them for their contributions to our world:
  *   Dr. Barry Riche, nephrologist from Brandon
  *   Jean-Marc Roy, CEO of MacMor Industries
  *   James Cohen, President & CEO of Gendis Inc.
  *   Bob Spriggs, CEO of Vector Construction Ltd.
  *   Ryan Watson, Owner, Chamois Car Wash
  *   Ottis Gibbons, Manager, Wendy's Restaurant
  *   Eddie Kidzugane, Pharmacist
  *   Kevin Fontaine, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
  *   Alberto Carmona, Real Estate / Broker
  *   Dr. Derek Page, Chiropractor
  *   Mike Ogilvie, firefighter from "The Bachelorette Canada"

Encouraging Canadians to #move4kidneys, battle obesity this World Kidney Day

One in 10 Canadians has kidney disease. Millions more are at risk, but many don’t know the signs, symptoms or causes behind the disease. March is Kidney Health Month and The Kidney Foundation of Canada encourages Canadians to take this opportunity to consider ways to keep their kidneys in good health. World Kidney Day is March 9, 2017. This year’s theme “Kidney Disease and Obesity” promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating a healthy lifestyle and healthcare strategy recommendations that tackle the magnitude of the burden of obesity and kidney disease. 
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New Partners Announced for 2017 KRESCENT Competition

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is proud to announce several new partnerships as part of the 2017 KRESCENT competition. New partners include Alberta Innovates, The PKD Foundation of Canada, Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical, Ontario Renal Network and Can-SOLVE CKD Network.
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Families share PKD experience in video series

The Kidney Foundation has developed a series of videos about polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and its impact on families, both those personally affected and those offering love and support. Three families, including that of National President Paul Kidston, share their personal journeys and discuss their engagement with the Foundation. We invite you to meet them.

Need Information on Kidney Disease?

The newly-revised 5th edition of our patient handbook is an invaluable resource for patients and healthcare professionals alike. This well-received update now includes two books, Living with Reduced Kidney Function and Living with Kidney Failure, and is available online or through renal units across the country.

New Reimbursement Program for Home Hemo-Dialysis Patients

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased that Manitoba patients who treat their kidney disease independently, at home, will now be reimbursed for the extra water and power costs incurred during these treatments. The Province of Manitoba approved proposals submitted by the Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis Patient Action Group and the Manitoba Branch of the Kidney Foundation for this important initiative. The Manitoba Branch will administer the Home Hemo-Dialysis Reimbursement Program. Click here for more info about the New Reimbursement Program for Home Hemo Dialysis Patients

Live Webinar: "Healthy Lifestyle & Kidney Disease"

Thursday, March 30, 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT.
Don't miss our first live webinar on "Healthy Lifestyle & Kidney Disease".  It's free, but space is limited. Register now!

March is Kidney Health Month

Face the facts about kidney disease, dialysis and organ donation in Canada. Kidney disease is a serious health issue which affects 1 in 10 Canadians. Millions more are at risk.
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Living Organ Donation Reimbursement Program (LODERP)

You can download your forms for this program here:

Application form
Application Verification Form
Expense Claim Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Income Verification

Download The Perfect Storm

There is a strong relationship between diabetes and kidney disease. There is an even stronger relationship when you also have high blood pressure and are overweight. This booklet will help us learn what we need to know about our risk of kidney disease and what we can do about it.

The Perfect Storm booklet

Donate Your Car, Boat, Trailer, Motorcycle... To Kidney Car

Is there an old unwanted vehicle sitting in a field, garage, alley or parking lot of your life? Instead of sitting there going to rust, give that old car a new life by donating it to Kidney Car. We are looking all type of vehicles. trucks, motorhomes, motorcycles ATV’s even farm equipment!

Check out our summer 2016 newsletter!

The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch is pleased to present its electronic newsletter for summer 2016. Check it out for stories about our volunteer Mario Kostanjevic; what it's like to have your loved one diagnosed with kidney failure; our Drop the Pop program; food safety tips for healthy kidneys; and to see some photos from some of our spring fundraisers. To download our newsletter and/or read our interview with Phyllis Lathlin from The Pas, visit our News & Events page.

Cover of Kidney Care Connection summer 2016




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