2020/2021 Annual Report

2020/21 saw the changing of culture in research, generating of new knowledge, and building capacity for innovation. The Can-SOLVE CKD Network celebrated its fifth anniversary, marking five exceptional years dedicated to advancing patient-oriented kidney research. Further diversification of the kidney research environment to advance Indigenous cultural competency and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and the continued development of additional educational resources, enhanced training, and sustainable infrastructure to further solidify Canada’s capacity for patient-oriented kidney research. We ended off the year through our continued sustainability planning activities which guided our Phase 2 application which has been completed and submitted to CIHR.

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2019/20 Annual Report

2019/20 saw the acceleration of publication activity and the generation of new knowledge about kidney disease and treatment. This year also marked the realization of several new infrastructure and training activities developed through the stewardship of the Can-SOLVE CKD, including KidneyLink, KidneyPro, and the Canadian Nephrology Trials Network. Finally, this year marked the launch of sustainability planning activities with a view to developing a collaborative vision for continuation of Can-SOLVE CKD beyond the term of our initial grant.

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2018/19 Annual Report

Over the past year, we have focused on supporting the successful delivery of our 18 research projects while developing plans for ongoing sustainability beyond the end of current funding in 2021. The past year has also included further advancement of the network’s patient engagement, curriculum development, and knowledge translation activity in addition to the creation of several infrastructure initiatives that will enhance capacity for patient-oriented kidney research on a national scale.

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2017/18 Annual Report

Over the past year, Can-SOLVE CKD has made significant progress in transitioning from the foundational start-up activities of our first year of operations towards a more active state of implementation. Throughout the reporting period, the network has seen the progression of its overall research agenda, experienced growth in its operational and leadership capacity, increased the scope and depth of patient engagement activities, and played a leadership role in developing novel training curricula, including a cultural safety learning pathway.

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2016/17 Annual Report

In this report, we are pleased to highlight activities from our first year that are helping to change the culture of kidney research in Canada. By listening to, learning from, and leading with patient partners, researchers, policy-makers, and funders, we will transform kidney disease care and outcomes for all Canadians.

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