During March, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, along with its volunteers, kidney patients and its partners work to raise awareness about the risk factors for the disease and the importance of early detection. Find Kidney Month activities around BC, read a story which highlights the need for greater awareness around prevention and risk factors, and learn more about our Targeted Screening Program. [Read More]
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We need your expertise and advice. As The Kidney Foundation of Canada celebrates its 50th anniversary, The BC Branch is renewing our commitment to volunteers – the backbone of our organization. As part of this, we need a volunteer engagement strategy that meets the needs of volunteers today. [Read More]
In a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), the risk of end-stage renal disease was found to be 2.66 times higher for First Nations than non–First Nations adults with diabetes.
Dr. Marcello Tonelli Awarded 2013 Medal for Research Excellence for Changing Nephrology Practice in Canada and Beyond
The first clinician-researcher to show that statin treatment is effective in managing the cardiovascular risk associated with the early stages of chronic kidney disease, Dr. Tonelli’s innovative research has changed Canadian drug policy, improved the health of vulnerable populations, and informed both national and international clinical practice.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is a member of the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness (CCGF), a group of 15 organizations dedicated to establishing protections against genetic discrimination for all Canadians. Great strides were seen this week when, in its Speech from the Throne, the Federal Government committed safeguarding families and communities by taking action to “prevent employers and insurance companies from discriminating against Canadians on the basis of genetic testing."