My Community – Alberta

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Celebrate the CLF and learn about the Alberta Region!

We are actively raising funds for liver disease research and educating the public on liver health, through our Alberta Region including our Edmonton and Calgary Chapters. No matter what skills you have, or how you are affected by liver disease, the CLF needs you to help us continue bringing liver research to life. You can do this in many ways, all of which have an impact on your community.

We host many events every year with the support of volunteers, sponsors, and donors. Our annual events include; Stroll For Liver, Spring for Daisies, LIVERight Health Forum, Give’r for Liver Marathons, Give’r FORE Liver golf event, and the LIVERight Gala. All of our fundraising and educational events can be found on the Participate page and you can help us as a volunteer.

We also provide valuable educational presentations to businesses, schools, and the public. Contact us to find out how we can help your organization.

Debralee, our Regional Manager, is energetic and passionate about increasing public awareness and raising funds for liver research and education. Debralee initiated Give’r for Liver, the CLF and Alberta Region’s marathon and half marathon program, an event that takes you to exciting marathon destinations, allowing you to build lasting friendships, and make a difference in the lives of those touched by liver disease – if you have any questions about our fundraising initiatives, contact Debralee she will be happy to assist you.

Kari, our Development Coordinator, has a spent many years in the non-profit world and has a special passion for growing fundraising events and awareness. She also enjoys getting out in the community to help to educate young and old – and everyone in between, on liver health. If you’re interested in joining our amazing volunteer team, or you would like to learn more about one of our many exciting events, give Kari a call.  She would be more than happy to chat about how you can get involved!

You are invited to call, email, or come in to our office anytime (Monday-Friday 9:00am–4:30pm) to chat about how you can be involved.

Your Regional Office and Contact Information
Suite 309, 1010 – 1 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7W7
Tel: (403) 276-3390
Fax: (403) 276-3423
Toll Free: 1 (888) 557-5516

Debralee Fernets
Regional Manager
debralee@liver.ca

LIVERight Health Forum

Free educational events for people who are living with liver disease, their family and care-givers; and those who are at-risk of liver disease; as well as students who wish to pursue a profession in the health care/medical field.

2020 Information

Calgary LIVERight Health Forum

When: April 25, 2020
Time: Registration/ Coffee – 9:00 AM 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (light lunch will be provided at noon)
Where: Libin Lecture Theatre (Health Sciences Centre, Foothills Hospital 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1)

Edmonton LIVERight Health Forum

When: May 9, 2020
Time: Registration/ Coffee – 9:00 AM 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (light lunch will be provided at noon)
Where: ECHA Room 2-190 University of Alberta (116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3)

The Canadian Liver Foundation – Alberta Region acknowledges the following organizations for their support of “bringing liver research to life” to benefit the liver health of all Canadians through research, education, patient support, and advocacy.

 

The National Help Line:

This help line gives you and your loved one somewhere to turn for answers after diagnosis, helps you understand your disease, and provides you with the resources you need.  You can call 1 (800) 563-5483 Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM EST or email us.

The Peer Support Network:

This program is a national network of people living with liver disease that have offered to share their experiences with others. It was developed by the Canadian Liver Foundation as a means to link Canadians like you who have been diagnosed with a liver disease, have a family member who has liver disease or care for someone who suffers from liver disease to talk about your concerns with a peer with a similar experience.  

If you would like to be connected with a Peer Supporter in your area, or would like to join the Peer Support Network, please fill out the Peer Support Network Sign-up Form.