We are creating new tools, infrastructure, and training to strengthen Canada’s kidney research environment.

The resources listed below are designed to bridge knowledge gaps and encourage greater involvement of patient partners in kidney research.

Patient Engagement Resources


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.

Patient Engagement Toolkit

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

Patient Partners in Peer Review

An online learning module to help patients build the skills and experience to review research studies.

Learning Tree

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

Research Support Resources


KidneyLink connects patients with opportunities to get involved in research.

Canadian Nephrology Trials Network

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

Pathway to Implementation

A six-step guide for implementing an evidence-based health intervention.

Knowledge Mobilization

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

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.

Letters of Support

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

Indigenous Resources

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.

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.

A Vision for Better Health – Meno Ya Win – Indigenous Kidney Health Series

This series assists Indigenous people and their caregivers to learn about CKD and help them make decisions about the treatment choices available to them.

Webinars and Events


View our archive of educational presentations.

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