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The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Quebec Branch

Introduction

The Kidney Foundation of Canada exists for the enhancement of kidney health and the reduction and, if possible, the elimination of the burden of kidney diseases. The primary beneficiaries are people at risk of or affected by kidney disease.

Contact

  • Address: 2300 René Lévesque Ouest Montréal H3H 2R5
  • Phone: 1 800-565-4515 / 514 938-4515
  • Toll-free number: 1 800-565-4515 / 514 938-4515
  • Fax: 514 938-4757
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: http://kidney.ca/Page.aspx?pid=788
  • Areas covered: All Quebec regions

Services

Information and documentation

  • Types: Talks and seminars, Documentation, Online resources, Information phone service
  • Themes: The disease, The caregiver's role, Difficult behaviours, Communicating with a loved one, Work/life balance, Legal and tax information, Government programs and services, Community services
  • Time periods: Daytime (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Cost: Free
  • Access limited to:
  • Aucune
  • Language: French, English
  • Associated respite service: No
  • Associated transportation service: No

Support

  • Types: Individual support, Phone or online service
  • Cost: Free
  • Access limited to:
  • Aucune
  • Language: French, English
  • Associated respite service: No
  • Associated transportation service: No
  • Additional information: The Kidney Foundation of Canada has introduced the Kidney Connect Peer Support Program to provide the kind of one-on-one support you and your family may need.

    The program is here to help anyone touched by kidney disease. For example, people who have been diagnosed with kidney disease or those whose kidneys have failed, as well as their friends, families and loved ones can all use the service. It's also there for those who are considering donating one of their kidneys to someone in need.

    The Peer Support program lets you speak with someone who truly understands what it's like to live with kidney disease, and is willing to share their own experiences with you. Peer Support volunteers do not offer medical advicebut they can tell you about their kidney disease and how they balance their treatment with family life, work and social activities. They'll be able to answer many of your questions, because they've been there, too.

Legal and tax assistance

  • Types: Tax assistance, Other
  • Cost: Free
  • Language: French, English
  • Associated respite service: No
  • Associated transportation service: No
  • Additional information: Short term and emergency financial assistance may be available to residents of Canada to cover medical and other expenses associated with kidney disease and its treatment. This assistance is provided only when all other sources of funding have been exhausted.

    The Kidney Foundation may also offer financial assistance through other programs. However, please note that these programs vary depending on local community needs and resources.

    To find out what is available in your region and if you are eligible, speak to your social worker at the unit or hospital where you are receiving treatment, or contact the Kidney Foundation branch office near you.

Last updated June 12, 2018