Educational Resources

The Kidney Foundation provides education materials to people with kidney disease, hospital dialysis units and the general public. These materials are provided free of charge to any Canadian living with kidney disease and can be obtained from your local renal unit or your local Kidney Foundation Branch Office.

Living with Kidney Disease Manual

Our comprehensive Living with Kidney Disease manual is a valuable source of information on how kidneys work, the different types of kidney disease, treatment options, eating for health and more. This manual is published in English, French, Italian, Chinese and Punjabi: audiotapes, DVDs and online versions are also available.


The Kidney Foundation also produces a series of educational brochures available in electronic and print formats.  The printed version of the brochures can be obtained from your local Kidney Foundation Branch or Chapter.

Fact Sheets

Our Fact Sheets offer detailed information on specific topics. Fact Sheets are only available in electronic format and can be downloaded from this website.

Ontario Based Educational Programs & Resources  

Sidney the Kidney Booklet  is a Grade 5 educational booklet which has been made possible through the generosity of The John M. and Bernice Parrott Foundation. The booklet, available in English and French, is designed to teach children about their kidneys and the importance of organ donation. 

One Life Many Gifts   is a curriculum resource to educate senior secondary school students about the vital importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation developed by Trillium Gift of Life Network, London Health Sciences Centre's Multi-Organ Transplant Program and the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Video Resources
  Kidney Foundation YouTube Channel

You Are Not Alone Video  is a video produced by Confederation College for The Kidney Foundation of Canada and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. You are Not Alone features individuals and their families sharing their personal dialysis experiences. Some of the stories are in Oji Cree, and are being offered in effort to reach out and let you know that You Are Not Alone.

Living with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD): Multiple Perspectives on Suffering and Healing  Living with Kidney Failure - a three-part film                            

Scarborough Hospital videos for Patients new to dialysis and living with Chronic Kidney Disease 
Preparing for Dialysis - Introduction 
Preparing for Dialysis - Chapter 2: "I can't believe this is happening"
Preparing for Dialysis - Chapter 3: How I got my life back
Preparing for dialysis - Chapter 4: Choosing dialysis 
Preparing for Dialysis - Chapter 5: Day-to-day life
Preparing for Dialysis - Chapter 6: Peer Support
Preparing for Dialysis - Chapter 7: Patients' words of encouragement
Preparing for Dialysis - Chapter 8: Doctors' words of encouragement
Preparing for Dialysis - Chapter 9: Preparing for fistula creation

Lakeridge Health Dialysis Videos
Lakeridge Health Peritoneal Dialysis
Lakeridge Health Home Dialysis - Brian’s Story  

Additional Resources

Ontario Renal Network (ORN) provides overall leadership and strategic direction to effectively organize and manage the delivery of renal services in Ontario in a consistent and coordinated manner. 

Trillium Gift of Life Network
 (TGLN) is a not-for-profit agency of the Government of Ontario. TGLN plans, promotes, coordinates and supports organ and tissue donation and transplantation across Ontario.




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