The Kidney Foundation of Canada has a comprehensive Recognition Program in place to honor volunteers, staff, individuals, researchers, groups and organizations across the country for their exceptional work on behalf of the Foundation.
The Kidney Foundation’s National Recognition Program was initiated in 1979 to recognize volunteers, individuals, Branches, Chapters and outside organizations for their exceptional work on behalf of the Foundation. It includes the following awards: The National President's Award, The Harold W. Ashenmil Award, The David Ornstein Distinguished Service Award, The Dr. John B. Dossetor Research Award, The Mary Lou Karley Patient Services Award, The Organ Donation & Transplantation Award, The Public Awareness Award and The Special Appreciation Award.
Created in 1979 to honour Lawrence D. Bresinger’s outstanding service and dedication to the Mission and goals of The Kidney Foundation of Canada, this award is presented in his name to a staff member whose outstanding effort and performance over a number of years has had an impact which has affected the Foundation on a national basis and has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the Foundation as a whole.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is committed to supporting excellent renal research in Canada. As part of this commitment, the Foundation established the Medal for Research Excellence in 1996. The medal is presented annually to a Canadian resident who is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in kidney-related research.
Established in 2008, this scholarship, open to candidates from within Canada, will be 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.