The Harvey Thomson Scholarship Fund

Since its inception in 1964, The Kidney Foundation of Canada has been dedicated to reducing the burden of kidney disease. This work has taken many forms over the years and enormous strides have been made. Kidney research, and the application of findings through community programs and services, has directly and positively impacted the lives of renal patients and their families.

The Foundation’s leadership and successes have been made possible thanks to the contribution of numerous volunteers and staff from communities throughout the country, each united by a common vision. A cornerstone of the Foundation’s philosophy is that the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to truly engage people in collaborative efforts to address complex health issues, can be greatly enhanced by providing unique personal and professional leadership opportunities.


The Kidney Foundation of Canada is proud to announce the creation of

The Harvey Thomson Scholarship Fund.

Harvey Thomson
“Everyone who volunteers for any task or responsibility at any level in the Kidney Foundation is making a difference, and collectively we are making important progress toward improving the quality of life of those impacted by kidney disease.”


Harvey Thomson has volunteered thousands of hours to the Foundation in support of its mission. His contributions have touched all areas of the Foundation from participation in local fundraising initiatives, service on provincial committees & boards to service on the National Board of Directors.

A proponent of “life long learning”, Harvey has a passion and a deep commitment to organizational change management. His tremendous contributions to redefining The Kidney Foundation’s governance model and his tireless efforts aimed at improving the lives of those living with kidney disease has inspired the National Board of Directors to create The Harvey Thomson Scholarship Fund in his honor and to inspire others to pursue continuous life-long learning.

This scholarship, open to candidates from within Canada, will be awarded annually to a volunteer or employee of The Kidney Foundation of Canada for the purpose of furthering their training in one or more of the disciplines of:

  • community development
  • organizational development
  • organizational change management
  • Policy Governance / Corporate Governance / Organizational Governance / Public Administration & Governance

Applicants must have demonstrated leadership in facilitating community, group and individual engagement on behalf of The Kidney Foundation of Canada, and wish to use this opportunity to further their personal and professional development.

The scholarship will provide one time financial support of up to $ 1,000 to assist the successful candidate’s enrollment in a related educational program.

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”
~ Nelson Mandela

Click here for information on the Annual Award Schedule and Eligibility Criteria



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