Services & Support
Most people have never heard of kidney disease until it affects them, or someone they care about. Though more than 40,000 Canadians are currently being treated for kidney failure, finding information about the treatments, options and support available can be difficult.
Assistance is available to help kidney patients locate the information and resources they need to learn more about how they can manage kidney disease, and the impact it has on their lives. Regardless of where you live in Canada, these services are available to you.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada branches and chapters across the country offer four vital services:
- information and referral
- educational materials
- short-term financial assistance, and
- peer support
To promote a better understanding of kidney disease and of support and resources available to all patients, including patients whose first language is not English or French, over the years The Kidney Foundation has also helped to develop services and resources in other languages, such as Chinese, Italian and Punjabi.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada may also offer other services, depending on local community needs and resources. Commonly available services may include:
- educational symposia
- loan services
- multimedia libraries
- scholarships and bursaries
- summer camps