My Community – Manitoba

A group of Stroll for Liver participants pose for a group photo in front of a field

Manitoba prides itself on its participation within the community. No matter your race, gender, age, or background, everyone is equal. Unfortunately, the same principle is true when it comes to liver disease: everyone is at risk!

The Canadian Liver Foundation understands that liver disease doesn’t only affect the person with the diagnosis but their family and friends, as well. Everyone should be educated about the illness and feel comfortable talking about it, if they choose, without facing stigma and judgment. Research, patient support, education, and public awareness are important in strengthening our community.

If you are looking to get involved, we host events that welcome people of all ages. Liver disease doesn’t discriminate; it affects those as young as newborns to older adults. For that reason, our events like Stroll For Liver are family-friendly events where children and adults can participate and feel comfortable with one another. This year the CLF is hosting a virtual event that you can participate right in the comfort of your own home. The 2020 Stroll date is Sunday August 30th. 

Do you like to golf? Why not join us in a round or two! We understand that tournaments are tricky this season, but enjoying a round of golf with your friends is totally do-able, and now you can use that fun time to also support a good cause. The Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Liver Foundation has partnered with the Clear Lake Golf Course to offer you the opportunity to some charitable giving into your recreational activity. Throughout the rest of the 2020 golf season, when you book a tee-time at the Clear Lake golf course, you can simply say that your game is in support of the Canadian Liver Foundation, and the club will add your $20 donation to your greens fee. No extra steps are required, and you will receive a full tax receipt for your donation to the Canadian Liver Foundation. This opportunity is designed to be simple and easy for you, and there are no limits on what you can do. Book your tee time whenever you want–no specific dates or times are set aside. And you can do it as many times as you’d like, all season long. If you enjoy the game, the course, and supporting the cause–this is your opportunity to do it all! Invite your friends and family, too. Go to www.clearlakegolfcourse.com or call 1-204-848-4653 to book your tee-time, and don’t forget to tell them that you’re golfing in support of the Canadian Liver Foundation! 

The Manitoba chapter also offers a number of outlets for patient support and education; LIVERight Health Forum: Living with Liver Disease series. This program is a free forum for liver disease patients, transplant recipients and families to connect with each other to learn about their disease and learn how to cope. The program also offers free education to high school students, businesses and corporations across the province. 

The LIVERight: Living with Liver Disease Series is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation.

If you are looking for more information on our chapter, the events or programs we offer, please navigate through our regional pages and reach out to our office below!

Regional Coordinator, Manitoba:
Bianca Pengelly

Bpengelly@liver.ca

204-345-2434

Support Programs & Services

The LIVERight Health Forum. This is a free educational event for people who are living with liver disease, their family and caregivers, and those who are at-risk of liver disease, as well as students who wish to pursue a profession in the healthcare or medical field. 

The Canadian Liver Foundation acknowledges the following sponsors for their support of the CLF’s mission of “bringing liver research to life” to benefit the liver health of all Canadians through research, education, patient support and advocacy:

SpecialtyRx Solutions

Support Programs and Services

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.

Featured Volunteer

We are fortunate to welcome new volunteers to all of our events, and are extremely fortunate for the individuals who have been with us as long-standing volunteers.

Luella Stephens from Winnipeg has been the most incredible volunteer to have joined our chapter! She has done everything you can think of to participate in all aspects of our mandate. She has created and organized her own events with full proceeds going towards the chapter. She has attended, as well as planned education sessions for several categories of liver disease. Luella has brought participants to other events to help fundraise, and has even taken part in our Chapter Board to help with creativity, organization, and so much more! She continues to fight with us to bring an end to the stigma as well as the disease. Luella comes to us with a background of liver disease which means she is passionate about participating. Even though the statistics prove to us every day that anyone can be affected by liver disease, Luella proves to us that anyone can make a difference! No matter which way you chose to help, your part is always a huge contribution. We would like to thank Luella for everything she has done for us!

We are incredibly grateful to all of our amazing volunteers, supporters and participants who help make all of this possible. Your donations and hard work are what keep hope alive for all of us who search for an end to liver disease.