March 2017
The Kidney Foundation of Canada E-News

Remarkable KRESCENT Results

KRESCENT (Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program) is a national partnership of The Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Society of Nephrology and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute for Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes.
The program aims at enhancing kidney research capacity in Canada by supporting young researchers.

The KRESCENT program recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary and an evaluation was performed to see if the program was accomplishing its goals. Results are remarkable and outline why funding research like this is essential. We are very proud to share these highlights with you.

Tax Tips - 2016 Taxation Year

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. Find out more about the Medical Expense Tax Credit and the Disability Tax Credit, and how these non-refundable tax credits can reduce the amount of income tax you have to pay.

Keep Moving for Kidney Health Month

The entire month of March is Kidney Health Month. We invite you to promote education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease. Advocate for a healthy lifestyle and healthcare strategy recommendations that tackle the magnitude of the burden of obesity and kidney disease.

Show your support!
During the entire month, get up and get moving to celebrate kidney health. Keep fit and active, and share your activity with The Kidney Foundation of Canada and our World Kidney Day colleagues by posting photos on social media with the tags #move4kidneys and @kidneycanada. This symbolic gesture helps to remember that kidneys are vital organs which need care. World Kidney Day was March 9. Learn more.

Facing the Facts

Did you know:
  • Each day an average of 15 people are told that their kidneys have failed; that’s nearly 5,500* people each year.
  • 36,251* people were being treated for kidney failure in 2015.
  • Diabetes is the main cause of kidney failure in nearly 38%* of new patients.
  • There were 3,471 Canadians on the waiting list for a kidney transplant at the end of 2015.
  • 73* people died while waiting for a kidney transplant in 2015.
Face the facts about kidney disease, dialysis and organ donation in Canada by reading our new 2017 Facing the Facts infographics.

*Note: End-stage kidney disease statistics do not include Quebec as information was not available in the annual CORR report.

HORIZONS 2022 Survey

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is embarking on a strategic planning process, and part of this process relates to research funding. The purpose of this survey is to gather your input and views regarding what you consider to be the most important issues for kidney research now, and in the near future.

Please take a few minutes to fill out our Horizon 2022 survey.

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