Kidney Foundation

Kidney Foundation



Kidney Wellness Hub

The Kidney Foundation's Kidney Wellness Hub was developed to support the health and well-being of kidney patients and their support networks. It was designed to meet kidney families wherever they are on their kidney journey, and it’s an online site that members of the kidney community say serves a …


The Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Wellness Hub

The Kidney Foundation has created a unique and FREE online platform to help support the physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing of kidney patients and caregivers. Wherever you are on your kidney journey — newly diagnosed with kidney disease, living with reduced kidney function, on dialysis…


Transplant Connect Peer Support Group

New Transplant Connect Group Launches During Be a Donor Month 

On April 26th, The Kidney Foundation will launch a new Transplant Connect group as part of their Kidney Connect Peer Support program offerings. The group will provide support to post-transplant recipients, their loved ones and living d…


Kidney One on One

The Kidney Foundation of Canada has partnered with Alberta Kidney Care – North (AKC-N)  and the University of Alberta to launch the Kidney One on One Program in Northern Alberta, designed to help patients adapt to their new realities.  This initiative will initially be offered within the University…


Kidney Community Kitchen

Free and easy to use, Kidney Community Kitchen aims to make food and cooking as easy and fun as possible for a population that has been told many foods are off-limits.  Some of its features include:
  • Dietitian-approved and kidney-friendly recipes
  • Drag-and-drop meal planner that tracks vita…

Insurance Tips

Many people think that they cannot get life insurance (or other types of personal insurance such as health, travel or disability) if they have kidney disease. While it can be difficult, it is possible in many situations. This information offers some tips that may help you to access personal insuran…

Tax Tips

Every year during tax season, The Kidney Foundation of Canada prepares general tax tips for people who are on dialysis or have had a kidney transplant.  The income tax assistance measures most often used by people with kidney disease are the Medical Expense Tax Credit and the Disability Tax Credit.…

Living with Kidney Failure

This handbook will help you and your family understand the treatment options (dialysis, transplant and non-dialysis supportive care), the importance of advance care planning, gives advice for dealing with practical matters such as work, money and insurance as well as tips for living well with kidne…

Living Organ Donation Expense Reimbursement Program (LODERP-AB)

Administered by The Kidney Foundation of Canada.  The program may reimburse for expenses including travel, accommodations, parking, meals, loss of income.

Eastern Ontario Chapter Bursaries for Post-Secondary Education

The Eastern Ontario Chapter of The Kidney Foundation of Canada has established three bursaries transplant patients and their families who wish to attend college or university within their chapter area.
Application criteria:
  • Applicant must be a kidney patient or part of the patient’s immedi…

Northern Alberta and Territories Bursaries for Post-Secondary Education

Eligibility criteria:
  • Applicant must be a kidney patient or a transplant patient
  • Funds are awarded on an individual basis and according to need
  • Each bursary is $500
  • Application deadlines:
    • July 1st for fall semester
    • November 1st for winter semester
To apply:

Short Term Emergency Financial Assistance

KFOC program offering last resort, short term assistance.  In Ontario applications are made through renal social workers at community units, hospital renal programs, or kidney care clinics.

Donating a Kidney

Before the donation:  
  • Who can donate a kidney?
  • Questions to consider
  • The financial considerations
  • The possibility of paired donation
  • Examinations
  • Kidney donation process
After the donation:
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Psychological effects
  • Insuran…

KFOC Atlantic Branch Bursaries for Post-Secondary Education

Transplant patients, their spouses, and their dependent children are eligible to apply if they're pursuing full-time or part-time studies at an accredited institution.
Four $500 awards are available every year.  A single individual may receive a bursary a maximum of two times.