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Kidney Foundation of Canada

Ontario Branch, Central Ontario Chapter

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Record #: OAK0402 Last Full Update: 06 Mar 2014
Contact Numbers
Office Phone905-278-3003
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-4474;  
Kidney car donations 1-866-788-2277
After Hours Phonevoicemail Mon-Sun 24 hours
Contact Information
Address & Map
1599 Hurontario St, Ste 201
Mississauga, ON L5G 4S1
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Located In CommunityMississauga
Nearest Main IntersectionHurontario St and South Service Rd
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Social MediaFacebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary ContactBelinda Karahalios, Community Development Coordinator; Phone: 905-278-3003 ext 4949; Email:
Alternate ContactGeorgina Rose, Administrative Assistant Programs & Marketing; Phone: 905-278-3003 ext 4971; Email:
Coordinator of VolunteersCarol Kostoff; Phone: 905-278-3003 ext 4972; Email:
Primary ExecutiveJim O'Brien, Executive Director, Ontario Branch; Phone: 905-278-3003 ext 4951
Service Details
Areas ServedGreater Toronto Area ; Halton Hills ; Milton ; Oakville ; Burlington is served by the Hamilton and District Chapter
BoundariesCollingwood (N) to Lake Ontario (S) * Oakville (W) to Peterborough (E)
DescriptionA national volunteer organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of people living with kidney disease. 
Services include: 
* funding for research and related clinical education 
* providing information, referrals to services for individuals living with kidney disease 
* advocacy for access to high quality health care 
* active promotion of awareness and commitment to organ donation 
* peer support programs and social groups 
* reference library, newsletters, brochures, "child friendly" brochures  
* renal education events  
Kidney Car Program fundraising initiative: 
people are invited to donate their used cars * vehicles towed free of charge and recycled * donor receives a tax receipt 
Kidney Clothes Program fundraising initiative: 
people are invited to donate their unwanted clothing and cloth based materials * free pick up by calling 1-800-414-3484 
Hamilton & District Chapter serves Burlington: 905-278-3003 ext. 4969
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Meeting Detailscall chapter office for information 
Eligibilitykidney patients (and those at risk of developing kidney disease), family members/significant others
Applicationfinancial assistance programs are accessed through the social worker at the hospital based renal programs * all other services accessed through the chapter office
Feesno membership fees for patients * contact Foundation for other specific fees or costs regarding the symposia and children's summer camp programs
LanguagesEnglish ; Mandarin ; Cantonese
Resources Availablepatient manual, "Living with Kidney Disease" is available in English, French, Italian, Cantonese/Mandarin and Punjabi * brochures available in English and French and distributed via the renal units
ElectionsVolunteer Board of Directors elected annually * AGM mid-May to early June
Service Level(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Service CategoriesHealth/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Kidney Disease ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Kidney Disease ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Kidney Disease ; Voluntary Health Organizations ~ Kidney Disease