To access Ontario transplant centres:
University Health Network (UHN) – Kidney Transplant Program
(416) 340–4800, ext. 6385
St. Michael’s Hospital – Renal Transplant Program
St. Joseph’s Healthcare
(905) 522–1155, ext. 35170
London Health Sciences Centre – Kidney Transplant
(519) 685–8500, ext. 33354
Kingston General Hospital – Nephrology, Renal and Kidney Care
(613) 549–6666, ext. 3527
The Ottawa Hospital – Nephrology Programs
Living Donor Program: (613) 738–8400, ext. 82778
Recipient Program: (613) 738–8400, ext. 82513
ottawahospital.on.ca/wps/portal/Base/ TheHospital/ClinicalServices/DeptPgrmCS/ Departments/Nephrology
To learn about kidney disease and treatment options:
The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Ontario
1 (800) 387–4474
Information for patients, healthcare professionals, and the public in Ontario
National Kidney Foundation
Kidney and transplant information for patients, medical professionals, and the public
Ontario Renal Network
The Ontario Renal Network (ORN), a division of CCO and an agency of the provincial government, manages the delivery of chronic kidney disease services. We are committed to ensuring care as close to home as possible while involving patients in system design and planning, and enabling patients and families to make informed decisions with their healthcare team.
Trillium Gift of Life Network
Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) is a not-for-profit provincial government agency dedicated to the planning, promotion, coordination, and support of organ and tissue donation and transplantation across Ontario. TGLN was created by the Ontario government’s Trillium Gift of Life Network Act in 2002 to improve the organ and tissue donation and transplant system so that more lives can be saved.
Canadian Blood Services – Living Kidney Donation
Has information on who can be a kidney donor, what is involved, and what you can do if you are not a match for your donor
Patient education, stories, and resources about transplant and living donation.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
The Kidney Foundation of Canada exists for the enhancement of kidney health and the reduction and, if possible, the elimination of the burden of kidney diseases. The primary beneficiaries are people at risk of or affected by kidney disease.
The PKD Foundation is an organization committed to discovering treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease.
Canadian Transplant Association
The CTA encourages and motivates transplant recipients to maintain a healthy lifestyle by supporting athletic and other awareness events.
BC Renal Agency
The BC Renal Agency plans and coordinates health care services for patients with kidney disease in BC. We work with a province-wide network of renal care providers, supporting new initiatives, research, and education with a goal of improving the quality of life for those living with kidney disease.
Information and resources for transplant in Québec
Manitoba Renal Program
The Manitoba Renal Program is made up of a team of health-care professionals working together to provide the highest quality kidney care and kidney education.
Alberta Renal Network
Information and resources about kidney disease
Saskatchewan Transplant Program
Resources for transplant in Saskatchewan
An online education program for people who want to learn how to manage and live with chronic kidney disease (stages 3–5)
Novia Scotia Renal Program
Resources for kidney disease in Nova Scotia
PKD Foundation of Canada
Promotes programs of research, advocacy, education, support, and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease and improve the lives of all it affects
Living Kidney Donation at Toronto General Hospital
Has information on living organ donation for recipients and potential Living Donors. The site has online resources on how to become a living kidney donor directly and through their incompatible live kidney donor program (paired exchange).
Kidney Paired Donation Program
This site has province-specific information on how to become a part of the Paired donation program.
Renal Support Network
The Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides nonmedical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). RSN educates and empowers patients and their family members to take control of their kidney disease.
Transplant Ambassador Program
This program has been created by kidney donors, recipients and family members who are passionate about supporting patients living with chronic kidney disease and their family members in learning more about kidney transplantation and living kidney donation.