The Kidney Foundation of Canada

National President: Greg Robbins

Paul Kidston, National President
Greg’s connection with kidney disease and his involvement with The Kidney Foundation of Canada began at the same time, when in 1973 his new bride chronic kidney disease progressed to the point where she needed to begin hemodialysis. Thus began his late wife Susan’s 32-year journey with home hemodialysis, two failed transplant attempts, and finally a successful kidney transplant from Greg.

In parallel, Greg’s volunteer commitment to The Kidney Foundation progressed through numerous Chapter, Branch and National boards and committees in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec, including a two-year involvement with the British Kidney Patient Association while he and Susan lived (and she dialyzed) in Scotland.

“Since the start of our adventure with chronic kidney disease in 1973, we have witnessed tremendous changes and progress in the technology and treatment of kidney disease. My personal commitment to the Foundation stems from the desire to further the research and progress towards the ultimate cure and prevention of this insidious disease”.

Greg is a Professional Engineer, retired from the oil and gas sector. In addition to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, he is a member of several other volunteer boards and is actively involved in music performance, including as a member of a brass concert band and a jazz combo.