Celebrating Black History Month

Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities.

Across the Can-SOLVE CKD Network, we strive to transform treatment and care for all Canadians living with or at risk for chronic kidney disease. We have a shared responsibility and commitment to advancing equitable, patient-oriented research of the highest quality through our core values of inclusion, cultural safety, and collaboration.

In our continuing path towards inclusivity we are pleased to acknowledge our partnership with the Black Health Alliance, which is a community-led charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada. As an organization that is focused on responding to disproportionately poor health outcomes among Black populations related to chronic conditions, the social determinants of health, and anti-Black racism, the Black Health Alliance supports the improvement of health through interventions that prevent chronic disease.

We look forward to bringing our groups together to share and learn as we continue to create a safe space within our network for the BIPOC community. 

Black History Month resources:

Get Involved: Join the Can-SOLVE CKD Patient Governance Circle

We are looking to fill 3 available spots on our Patient Governance Circle (PGC). Joining the Can-SOLVE CKD Patient Governance Circle is an excellent opportunity for those living with kidney disease or their family/caregivers to get involved in the Canadian kidney research community.

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Can-SOLVE CKD Training and Mentorship Committee develops POR trainings

A new publication in the Journal of Kidney Health and Disease highlights the Learning Tree developed by the Can-SOLVE CKD Training and Mentorship Committee. The 5 modules provide relevant training and education for patient partners and researchers in patient-oriented research. These include: (1) Patient Engagement Toolkit, (2) Storytelling for Impact, (3) Promoting Kidney Research in Canada (KidneyPRO), (4) Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway and (5) KT Principles.

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Furthering Cultural Safety in Kidney Care Within
Indigenous Communities: A Systematic and Narrative Review

This explores the breadth of the literature regarding Cultural Safety within the context of Indigenous kidney health care.

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Learn more about Can-SOLVE CKD Research Projects

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common inherited kidney disease. The "Clinical trials of promising re-purposed drugs for ADPKD" research project, which is led by Dr. York Pei, will transform patient care by providing new treatments to slow disease progression.

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Request a Letter of Support

Can-SOLVE CKD is pleased to provide letters of support to our community members. To manage the high volume of requests, we recently introduced a new online form. Click on the link below to view the form details to assist us in responding to your request.

Please allow two weeks prior to your deadline for us to respond.

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A Knowledge Keeper and Patient Partner receive Distinguished Alumni Awards  

The University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize the most exceptional alumni whose achievements, gained through years of passionate dedication, have directly benefitted people living in Manitoba and around the world.

Congratulations to Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dr. Myra Laramee and Professional Achievement Award recipient Helen Robinson-Settee.
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Webinar: Integrating a self-management website into clinical practice

The Canadian CKD Clinic Network held a webinar “Integrating My Kidneys My Health: a website co-created with patients for patients in clinical practice” by Dr. Maoliosa (Mo) Donald on February 24. Participants learned about the My Kidneys My Health website, who it is for, how it can support self-management, and how to integrate it into their practice.

Watch the recording

Get Involved: If you are a clinician who works in Alberta and would like to participate in our implementation study CLICK HERE 

CNTN Spotlight Podcast Episode 3 available

This episode features Dr. David Collister, nephrologist from the University of Alberta. Dr. Collister discusses his research program that focuses on symptom management and his experience conducting patient-oriented research. Dr. Collister is also a member of the CNTN Scientific Operations Committee and the Executive Committee.

Episode 4 will be released in March and feature patient partner Mary Beaucage.

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Get Involved

Get Involved: Volunteer with the Kidney Foundation of Canada! 

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team!  We have opportunities available for people of all ages and interests. 
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Get Involved: Focus group on artificial intelligence for the prevention of unplanned dialysis

Review a proposal to develop a computer-based model that will help doctors identify patients with CKD likely to require dialysis in near future (6-12 months). 
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Connect to kidney research innovation!

KidneyLink is your connection to the latest kidney health research across Canada.
Patients: Sign up today and search opportunities to get involved.
Researchers: Post your studies, surveys, and other opportunities to connect with engaged participants.

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