The Kidney Foundation of Canada

The Kidney Foundation of Canada


Reducing the burden of kidney disease through funding and stimulating innovative research; providing education and support; promoting access to quality healthcare; and increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation.

Palliative and/or End-of-Life mandate within the organization:

Comfort for those who withdraw from or do not wish dialysis treatment.

Contact:   Nadine Valk





Resources for Families and/or Patients



Content or Title of Education Resource


Intended audience




Living with Kidney Disease manual[1]

Patients/caregivers at all stages of KD

Spiral bound manual & online


Choosing to Stop Dialysis[2]

Patients/caregivers/renal failure

Brochure & online


Conservative Treatment: Choosing Not to Start Dialysis[3]

Patients/caregivers/later stage kidney disease

Brochure and online


[1] Will be revised in 2014 and will include Chapters on Advance Care Planning and Non Dialysis Supportive Care (Conservative Care)

[2] Will be revised in 2014

[3] Will be revised in 2014