Funding for Manitoba schools to "Drop the Pop:" Apply by February 21st

The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch invites elementary schools from across Manitoba to apply for a $250 grant that will help them carry out a Drop the Pop Challenge for children in kindergarten to grade six.  This is an opportunity for school and community staff to help educate young students about the dangers of sugary drinks. The $250 grant is available to elementary schools that have a significant Aboriginal student body (50% or more of the school population). There are 12 grants available, for a total of $3000 being made available to schools across the province. The deadline to apply for a grant is February 21. For more info and links to the forms, visit our News & Events page.

Children with Drop the Pop artwork

Check out our winter newsletter

Want to learn more about our program and services? You can also read a story about 10-year-old Manitoba resident Noah Gross, who was one of Canada's youngest hemodialysis patients. Download a PDF copy of our winter newsletter, the Kidney Care Connection. Want to get the newsletter delivered to your home or your email inbox? Have a story to share about living with kidney disease, or donating a kidney? Send us an email to connect with us. We'd love to hear from you.

Kidney Care Connection Winter newsletter 2015/2016

Product Change Warning - Check with your Dietitian

Are you taking a nutritional supplement or meal replacement? Generally the nutritional content of these products do not change, but recently one company announced a formulation change that could have a big impact on those kidney patients who need a potassium restriction. Learn more

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

Mapping the Course of Alport Syndrome

If you are age 16 or older and have not experienced kidney failure, you may be eligible to participate in the ATHENA Study. Information obtained from this study will be used to better understand the progression of Alport Syndrome and will help design future clinical trials.

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Upcoming Events

Deadline to apply for Drop the Pop grants
Sun, 21 Feb 2016
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Kidney screening clinic
Wed, 24 Feb 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Volunteer meet and greet
Tue, 01 Mar 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kidney screening clinic
Thu, 03 Mar 2016
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

More Events

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!

Eat Renal-Friendly, with June Martin
Planning for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

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