The Patient Council is the core and the heart of Can-SOLVE CKD.

It is composed of more than 30 patients affected by a broad range of medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, polycystic kidney disease) as well as family caregivers and kidney donors.

The council meets on a monthly basis to provide input and guidance on all aspects of Can-SOLVE CKD, from setting priorities to supporting patient engagement in the collection and communication of research evidence.

Patient Council members are actively involved in all network activities through four working groups:

  • Curriculum & Training for Patient Participation in Research Working Group
  • Knowledge Translation, Communications & Outreach Working Group
  • Measurement & Metrics Working Group
  • Research Projects & Recruitment Working Group