Patients are at the centre of everything we do.

More than 30 patient partners and caregivers across Canada play a central role in guiding all Can-SOLVE CKD activities. Their involvement ensures the network addresses and respects the unique needs and perspectives of patients, including Indigenous peoples.

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By working together, we will improve the quality of care of those with kidney disease and help identify those with the highest risk for poor outcomes.

Setting priorities

Can-SOLVE CKD’s research themes are based on key questions asked by patients over three years of priority-setting discussions.

Partners in research

Patients are embedded in all Can-SOLVE CKD projects, working side-by-side with researchers towards the shared goal of better kidney health and care.

Diverse perspectives

Kidney patients and caregivers are represented throughout the Can-SOLVE CKD Network by a Patient Council and Indigenous Peoples’ Engagement and Research Council. These patient-led bodies ensure a diversity of perspectives are reflected in all network decisions and actions.

Can-SOLVE CKD will benefit Canadians living with or at risk for chronic kidney disease by promoting a cultural shift from care which is disease-centred and provider-focused to care which is patient-centred, informed by evidence, and coordinated across the health care system.