December 09, 2016

Welcome to the New PKD Foundation of Canada!

Today is an exciting day for us at the PKD Foundation of Canada. Just in time for the New Year, the PKDFOC is stepping into a new “look,” that represents all the growth we’ve seen over the years, as well as the progress that we will continue to make in the years to come. Our mission remains the same and our makeover is meant to engage current and future supporters of the PKD Foundation of Canada, through online and in-person communication. Want to know more? Read about it below, and check out our website to get acquainted with the new PKD Foundation of Canada!

Logo redesign: Our new logo represents who we are as a community. The PKDFOC graphic is a combination of the heart and the kidney, which form a medical cross when brought together. This shape represents the PKD Foundation of Canada’s intersecting roles of building disease awareness and driving research to ultimately find a cure for polycystic kidney disease.


Website refresh: We’ve updated our website to better serve you, our community, by increasing accessibility to information, providing easier ways to get involved, and guiding you to find and engage with others living with PKD. An interactive map is also available to help you find the closest PKDFOC chapter in your hometown. 

Throughout 2017, we will continue to update our website. If there is information, or a particular topic you’re interested in that you’d like to see, email us and we’ll start a conversation.

Social media update: Our social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, are all keeping up with the changes, creating a unified look and feel across all of the PKD Foundation of Canada’s properties. Stay tuned for updates and information provided through these channels, including a four-part National Post series that is kicking off this week with four-year old Harrison Osborne. Harrison loves superheroes and in fact, is one himself. He was diagnosed with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) before he was even born. Harrison is overcoming the odds, living his life the way any kindergartener should, not letting PKD bring him down. To learn more about Harrison’s story, watch the video here and stay tuned for the first of four National Post articles, coming this week. 

I would like to thank all of you for your ongoing commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by PKD. Your participation and support means everything to us, and the PKD Foundation of Canada can’t express enough gratitude. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and we’re looking forward to what 2017 has in store for us. Together, we can #endPKD. 

Check out our new website from the start, by clicking here