Read our 2019 World Kidney Day email.
Bike to the Moon with the PKD Foundation of Canada from June 21-24, 2019!
Build relationships, have fun & make a difference in the York Region PKD community!
- Local fundraising events
- Increasing awareness of PKD
- Educational chapter meetings
- Support groups & socials
The PKD Foundation of Canada chapters and the volunteers who lead them are the backbone of the polycystic kidney disease (PKD) community.
As a grassroots non-profit organization, the PKD Foundation of Canada prides itself in keeping administration costs low and impact high. In order to do this, we count on volunteers every day to help drive vital programs and awareness around Canada.
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Meet Your Chapter Coordinator
Meet Jeff Robertson
Jeff is the York Region Chapter Coordinator as well as the Executive Director of the PKD Foundation of Canada. Both Jeff's mother and grandmother were diagnosed with the disease when he was young. As a result, he has always been passionate about the importance of self-advocacy, volunteerism and community involvement.
Watch Jeff and his mother's full story:
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In 2016, an Ontario family impacted by PKD for generations got together with their friends to bike the Bruce Trail in an effort to raise money for PKD research. They travelled 480 km and raised over $11,000. This year, Bike to the Moon participants across Canada travelled over 4,000 km...
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.
On November 25, 2017 we held our biennial Canadian PKD Symposium, which included participants from the PKD medical community and various renal healthcare centres, as well as PKD patients, their families and loved ones.