The KIDNEY CONNECT Program
Because a diagnosis of kidney disease can be emotionally as well as physically challenging, The Kidney Foundation of Canada has introduced the KIDNEY CONNECT Peer Support Program to provide the kind of one-on-one support you and your family may need.
The program is here to help anyone touched by kidney disease. For example, people who have been diagnosed with kidney disease or those whose kidneys have failed, as well as their friends, families and loved ones can all use the service. It's also there for those who are considering donating one of their kidneys to someone in need.
The Peer Support program lets you speak with someone who truly understands what it's like to live with kidney disease, and is willing to share their own experiences with you. Peer Support volunteers do not offer medical advice but they can tell you about their kidney disease and how they balance their treatment with family life, work and social activities. They'll be able to answer many of your questions, because they've been there, too.
For more information on the KIDNEY CONNECT Peer Support Program, call 1 866 390-PEER (7337) or contact your local Kidney Foundation branch office.
Download our brochure, "The KIDNEY CONNECT Peer Support Program" (pdf)
Peer Support Request
Peer Support Volunteers assist many people each year, and those who have accessed services believe the support and encouragement they've received has been an important part of learning to live with kidney disease.
To request service you can either complete and submit the form below or you can call 1-866-390-PEER (7337) to speak with a program coordinator. Once we have been able to speak with you, and based on the information you provide to us, we will proceed to try and make a volunteer match for you.