About Us

The Can-SOLVE CKD Network is Canada’s largest-ever kidney research initiative.

We are a national partnership of patients, researchers, health care providers, and policy-makers working to transform treatment and care for Canadians affected by chronic kidney disease.

Our network coordinates and conducts innovative research using a patient-oriented approach. We are changing the culture of kidney research by involving patients throughout the research process. Patients are truly at the centre of everything we do.

Shaped by patients’ experiences and priorities, our research programs are generating new knowledge that will deliver better kidney health to patients. We also create resources and tools that enhance Canada’s ability to lead innovative kidney health research.

We are one of five chronic disease networks supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR). Funding is also provided by more than 60 partners, including provincial kidney care agencies, health charities, universities, and pharmaceutical companies.

Our Story

We have been changing the culture of kidney research since 2016.

Our Team

Meet our dedicated Operations Team members.

Core Values

We are advancing equity in health research through our core values.


Our robust governance structure guides the network’s activities.


We are proud to partner with more than 60 organizations

Annual Reports

Review network highlights and impacts since 2016.

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