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Our Campaign | Message from The Kidney Foundation of Canada

As a charity active across the country, we work in teams as well as autonomously to address the local realities of our community, while delivering excellent educational and research programs country-wide.

The time has come, though, to take greater strides not just towards treatment of kidney disease, but towards its prevention and early detection. Now, armed with the knowledge and discoveries of nearly 50 years, we are tooled to ask better questions and to come up with wiser answers. We are, in fact, positioned to give much more than hope. 

The Kidney Foundation’s New Challenge Campaign was fueled by the question: What else could we be doing if we dared to ask for the help to do it? The answers we came up with were fourfold. We could foster early detection – possibly even prevention – of kidney disease.

We could invest much more in research, and in doing so stimulate, in a collaborative fashion, even more support. For instance, we could invest more in building world-class research capacity in Canada through KRESCENT, the outstanding kidney researcher training program. We could power local and national initiatives that would lead to better programs and policies for our constituents according to the range of their needs. And ultimately, we could build our capacity at The Kidney Foundation so that we could serve the needs of people living with kidney disease even more effectively and efficiently than we have in the past.

These are bold goals, we’ve been cautioned. But caution is not what the New Challenge Campaign is about. It’s about asking for what is both possible and necessary, and the means to realize our goals. We invite you to join us in the challenge – and we thank you for walking boldly forward.