About Us

Our volunteers – PKD patients, family members and friends just like you – are the backbone of the polycystic kidney disease (PKD) community in Canada.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with our 2024 Walk to END PKD in these cities: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Guelph, Calgary and Vancouver.

Interested in joining us as a Walk Planning Committee Member, Fundraising Committee Volunteer, or Day-of Event Crew Volunteer? START HERE!

Interested in volunteering another way? START HERE!

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There are many ways to get involved with the PKD Foundation of Canada. We are driven by committed volunteers – just like you – who coordinate programs and engage their communities to take action. From advocating for patients to helping raise funds for vital research, there are many ways you can get involved. 

Three ways to get started:

  1. Through activities like educational seminars and trivia nights, you can help your local chapter raise money for research and support for those affected by polycystic kidney disease (PKD). 
  2. Connected in the community? You can help raise awareness for PKD by reaching out to neighbours, colleagues and friends to help educate and empower. You can also contact lawmakers and local officials to increase government support for PKD research.
  3. Support the Walk to END PKD campaign, our national fundraising event. Learn more about the Walk to END PKD, and how simple it is to contribute! 

If you’re interested in joining or supporting an existing chapter, use our interactive map to find out more, or contact us at [email protected]

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Upcoming Events

We are in between events, but please continue to check back! You can see our full event schedule for the Foundation here. If you’re looking for local resources, reach out to your chapter coordinator or contact us at [email protected].

Chapters are the driving force behind local and national initiatives for the PKD Foundation of Canada.