My Community – Alberta

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Celebrate the CLF and learn about your Region!

We are actively raising funds for liver disease research and educating the public on liver health, through both our Calgary and Edmonton 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 great 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, and 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.

Tyler, our Development Coordinator, has a unique qualification and personal connection in working with the CLF. He is a liver transplant recipient and desires for everyone faced with liver disease to have a positive outcome like he has. If you or a loved one are suffering from liver disease and want to talk, give Tyler a call. Although he cannot give medical advice, he is happy to share his personal story.

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

Tyler Wiebe
Development Coordinator
twiebe@liver.ca

Support Programs and Services

The LIVERight Health Forums.

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.

Upcoming Forum

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: Registration/ Coffee - 9:00 AM 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (light lunch provided at noon)
Where: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy at the University of Alberta. 

Speakers and topics include the following:

Dr. Lorne Tyrrell – Moderator, Dr. Mang Ma - Fatty Liver Disease, Dr. Andrew Mason - PBC/PSC, Dr. Diana Mager -  Nutrition and the Liver, Dr. Jason Yap - “Fatty Liver in Children – Not Only a Growing Problem”, Dr. Michael Houghton - Hepatitis C Vaccine, Dr. Steve Shafran - Hepatitis C Elimination, Dr. Amir Landi - Biomarkers of autoimmune liver disease, Dr. Norm Kneteman - Liver Transplants, Dr. Lori West - CNTRP Update.

Register here!


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 8 AM to 4 PM CT.


The Peer Support Network.

This program is a national network of people living with liver disease who have offered to share their experiences with others. It was developed by the Canadian Liver Foundation as a means to link Canadians 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 in a safe environment with a peer who has had 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 call 1 (800) 563-5483 Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM CT or email Billie Potkonjak.