Can-SOLVE CKD is uniquely placed to take a leadership role in strengthening Canada’s kidney research environment.

We are creating new tools, infrastructure, and training designed to bridge knowledge gaps and facilitate greater involvement of patient partners. Resources such as KidneyLink, the Canadian Nephrology Trials Network, and our training modules for patient-oriented research training will increase research participation, enable robust clinical trials, and increase the skills and knowledge of all who take part in patient-oriented research.

Training & Education

Knowledge Keepers in Research

This new video series and guidebook encourages health researchers to honour Indigenous ways of knowing and incorporate them into practice.

Land Acknowledgment Learning Series

This video series and guidebook helps participants embark on a journey towards reconciliation by using Land Acknowledgments with purpose, conviction, and integrity.


This module helps patients participate meaningfully throughout all stages of kidney research by introducing the basics of the research process and landscape in Canada.

Storytelling for Impact

This module helps patients share their personal experience of living with kidney disease to help drive improvements in care.

Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway

This learning resource enhances researchers’ knowledge and awareness of racial biases, Indigenous voices and stories, the impact of colonization on Indigenous health, and culturally safe health research practices.

Patient Engagement Toolkit

A set of resources to help research teams communicate, identify common goals, and define roles for patients.

Knowledge Translation Principles

An online, self-paced module that that provides practical tips on how to summarize key messages from an academic publication and communicate that information in plain language.

Learning Tree

Learn more about how our training programs build skills and knowledge in patient-oriented research.


View our archive of educational presentations.

Capacity Building


KidneyLink connects patients with opportunities to get involved in research.

Canadian Nephrology Trials Network

CNTN helps Canadian kidney researchers advance high-quality clinical trials.

Knowledge Mobilization

Learn how we are working to apply research knowledge to real-world care.

Letters of Support

We are pleased to provide letters of support to our community members.

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