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Priorities | Overview: A Future Without Failure


The Kidney Foundation has supported thousands of kidney patients and raised more than $100 million to support life-saving kidney research across Canada.

But, as anyone who has been personally affected can attest, prevention and treatment methods can still be vastly improved; with the incidence of kidney failure increasing year after year in Canada, there is an urgent need to do more.

That is why today we are boldly embarking on our first-ever nation-wide campaign, The New Challenge Campaign, to raise more money than ever before. We’ve come a long way in 50 years. Just imagine what an even greater investment could do.

The priorities of the New Challenge Campaign are: 

  1. Kidney research, including the KRESCENT researcher training program
  2. Kidney health, focusing on prevention, early detection and targeted screening
  3. Innovative patient services, organ donation awareness and public policy, locally and nationally
  4. Strengthening the Kidney Foundation’s capacity to better meet the needs of kidney patients and their families

Underpinning this new direction is a commitment to expand our fund development capacity through a major unified Campaign. This is unprecedented in our Foundation’s history.  We will engage donors through this Campaign in meaningful and outcome-based funding opportunities to achieve our goal of elevating the public’s understanding of kidney disease as a major health issue and raising $50 million over the next five years.