Media and News

2017 Walk to END PKD Campaign Wrap Up

Since 2007, the PKD Foundation of Canada has raised over $1M for critical PKD research, education, advocacy and awareness through our Walk to END PKD campaign! Truly an amazing feat for our grassroots organization.

The New Walk to END PKD

We are thrilled to introduce the new name and new look for our signature fundraising event!  The new name, Walk to END PKD (formerly Walk for PKD), better aligns with our mission to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease and improve the lives of all it affects....

PKD Awareness Day: Local Proclamations

Each year, Health Canada recognizes September 4th as National PKD Awareness Day! This year we are looking for volunteers who want to help spread awareness in their own communities by working with us to secure local proclamations in their communities.

Large Tolvaptan Trial Results Show Positive Future for ADPKD Patients

We are glad to share some great news for the Canadian PKD community, as tolvaptan receives positive results from an additional one year international trial. The trial outcome was positive for tolvaptan in the treatment of ADPKD. Also of note, the trial had participation from Canadian patients and nephrologists.

Canadian Expert Consensus Published to Guide Optimal Management of ADPKD

The PKD Foundation of Canada is pleased to share that a Canadian consensus has been published by nephrologists across the country. This consensus aims to give nephrologists evidence-informed recommendations to guide optimal management of adult patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

Upcoming Winnipeg and Saskatoon PKD Patient Forums

We have upcoming Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Patient Forums in Winnipeg and Saskatoon! Join us to learn more about what a PKD diagnosis can mean for you or a loved one, how it can be managed and what resources and support systems are available. Our Executive Director, Jeff Robertson, and...

Ontario woman sees progress in fight against genetic kidney disease

The fourth and final article in our National Post PKD series features Jan Robertson, a woman who is seeing new hope after years of living with polycystic kidney disease. Doctors discovered Jan had PKD more than 35 years ago, and she hasn’t stopped fighting since. Read more about Jan’s story, and...

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