Financial Assistance

Short-term financial assistance

Short term and emergency financial assistance may be available to residents of Canada to cover medical and other expenses associated with kidney disease and its treatment. This assistance is provided only when all other sources of funding have been exhausted.

The Kidney Foundation may also offer financial assistance through other programs. However, please note that these programs vary depending on local community needs and resources. Other programs may include:

  • bursary programs, for kidney patients who wish to further their education and/or training
  • travel loan programs, to assist hemodialysis patients with upfront costs of out-of-country dialysis treatments
  • compassionate loans, to cover expenses that the regular Financial Assistance Program will not cover

To find out what is available in your region and if you are eligible, speak to your social worker at the unit or hospital where you are receiving treatment, or contact the Kidney Foundation branch office near you.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada acknowledges the support of the many donors that make the short-term financial assistance program possible.                     




Quebec Branch - 2300 René Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal, QC H3H 2R5 - Tel.: (514) 938-4515 / 1-800-565-4515 within Quebec
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