Black History Month 2021

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. 

This month, our Core Operations Team reflected on Black History Month and shared resources including: For more information and resources on Black History Month, please visit:

Patient Engagement in Knowledge Translation: Reflections and Opportunities

The Can-SOLVE CKD Knowledge Translation Community of Practice recently hosted a webinar highlighting patient engagement in knowledge translation. If you’re a patient or researcher looking for practical examples of how these two processes can come together, check out the recorded webinar.

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Get Involved: National Patient Network

Upcoming forum: Your Lived Experience Matters | Shaping Kidney Research for Better Outcomes

We had over 30 participants from across Canada involved in our Wednesday session! Thank you for your attendance and engaging conversation.

If you would like more information, there is still time to register for the February 27th session!

We are looking for patients, family members, caregivers and donors across the country who are interested in using their experience to shape kidney health research.

Register today! 

New quarterly publication coming soon

We are excited to announce a new quarterly publication dedicated to stories that highlight the Can-SOLVE CKD Network's impact on Canadian kidney health research. Our first issue will be launched on March 11, to coincide with World Kidney Day. The newsletter will revolve around the theme 'Living Well with Kidney Disease.' 

Video: Networks as Innovative Approaches to Clinical Trials 

At the 2021 Clinical Trials BC Conference, Dr. Adeera Levin presented an overview of the Can-SOLVE CKD Network to illustrate how patient engagement represents an innovative approach to conducting clinical research.

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Team Updates
Join us in welcoming Michiko Hasegawa to the Can-SOLVE CKD Operations Team!

Michiko recently joined Can-SOLVE CKD as the Administrative Assistant, working to support day to day activities within the network.

Michiko can be reached at
Amanda Green has recently transitioned to the role of Communications Coordinator.

She previously filled the role of Administrative Assistant and looks forward to supporting the network in a different capacity.

Amanda can be reached at
Current research opportunities

Read Now: It Starts with Me Campaign - Clinical Trials Education 

Clinical trials help find the safest options that deliver the best treatments in the right way to the right people who need them.
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Get Involved: Living Well with Kidney Disease Photo Project

In preparation to celebrate World Kidney Day in March, the Can-SOLVE CKD Network would like to highlight images of patients 'living well with kidney disease'. Share with us - and the world - an image of how you continue to thrive while living with CKD.
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Get Involved: Patient Forum | Living Your Best Life with Kidney Disease 

Join us for our first virtual educational forum. This free event is being held over three days, starting  Tuesday, March 9 and  concluding  on World Kidney Day, Thursday March 11.
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Get involved in kidney health research!

KidneyLink connects you to the latest kidney health research across Canada. Whether you are a person living with kidney disease, a family member, a donor, or a caregiver, your voice is important! Join us today and help answer questions that will improve kidney health.

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Thank you to our funding partners!

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