Elyse Gawley
Chapter Coordinator
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Hello, everyone! My name is Elyse Gawley and I'm the Vancouver Chapter Coordinator for the PKD Foundation of Canada. I was diagnosed with PKD in 2011 and have a long family history of PKD. When I was 11, my dad had a kidney transplant and my uncle had his transplant 10 year later. After year of dialysis, my paternal grandfather passed away in the early 1990's from complications of PKD. My family has been incredibly fortunate over the years and I feel that it is important to speak up and educate people on the importance of raising awareness of PKD and organ donation.

The Vancouver Chapter aims to consistently improve the support we deliver to our PKD community and we look forward to implementing more educational and social events this year. We thank you for your support and we hope you will join us at our next meeting or event!

PKD Foundation of Canada Chapters are led by volunteers who want to make a difference in the fight to end PKD! Contact us today to find out how you can get involved with the Vancouver Chapter. Stay connected with us on Facebook.


Past Events



#GivingTuesday is November 30th 2021! Help give a voice to a widely unknown disease. Donate this #GivingTuesday to the PKD Foundation of Canada, the only national organization solely dedicated to fighting PKD through research, education, advocacy, support and awareness.

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Join the 31 Days of PKD Challenges!

Join the 31 Days of PKD Challenges! Kidney Month is recognized in March across Canada and the United States. We spend this time raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health, and to reduce the frequency and impact kidney disease and...

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Happy Holidays from the PKD Foundation of Canada!

With 2019 drawing to a close, we hope you remember the PKD Foundation of Canada in your holiday plans and consider making a year-end gift to help advance Canadian research, advocacy and support for more PKD patients and their loved ones.

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