Media and News

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...

Living well with life-threatening kidney disease

Part three of our four-part National Post PKD series features a Nova Scotian woman, now living in Toronto, ON. Jil Eisnor was 20 years old when she discovered she had polycystic kidney disease, but she hasn’t let it stop her from living a normal life. Jil has the mutated gene, meaning...

Happy Holidays!

  Happy Holidays from the PKD Foundation of Canada!   With 2016 drawing to a close, we hope you will consider making your year-end holiday gift to advance Canadian research, advocacy and support for more PKD patients and their loved ones.

Devastating disease that runs in the family

Part two of our four-part National Post PKD series features the entire Pekar family from Hamilton, ON. Arie Pekar received a kidney transplant from a close friend shortly after Arie’s son was born. Unfortunately his mother, Ilana, who has been on dialysis for PKD for 23 years, has yet to find a...

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