Information and Referral in BC & Yukon

Foundation staff and volunteers cannot offer direct medical advice, but we can provide useful information about kidney disease and treatment options. Information and referral services are intended to guide patients through the sometimes confusing and stressful process of adjusting to living with kidney disease.

Please call 604-736-9775 Local 227 or 1-800-567-8112 to speak to the Director of Programs.

Information & Referral

For most people living with kidney disease, a family doctor or kidney doctor (nephrologist) will provide information about the various options for treating kidney failure. The kidney care team often consists of a range of professionals including doctors, nurses, social workers and dietitians, and includes support from The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is committed to providing education about kidneys and kidney disease.  Produced and distributed free-of-charge by the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the brochures and the manual Living with Kidney Disease contain comprehensive information on treatment options, diet, exercise and lifestyle specifically developed for people with kidney failure.

Even with these resources, many people can still find themselves overwhelmed when they are first diagnosed. For some individuals, it can be difficult to find answers to all the questions and issues they are facing. The Kidney Foundation is available to help by:

  • Offering advice and support on accessing services within the health care system
  • Assisting people to access other community supports and resources as appropriate
  • Offering assistance in developing skills for self advocacy

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is proud to have launched Canada’s first national targeted screening program for chronic kidney disease (CKD). The program, titled "See Kidney Disease" or SeeKD, will enable The Kidney Foundation to fulfill one of its cornerstone mandates: early detection and prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD). 



BC and Yukon Branch - 200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby BC V5G 4K6 - Tel.: (604) 736-9775 / 1-800-567-8112
Charitable Registration Number: 107567398RR0001