My Community – Manitoba

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

Celebrate the CLF and learn about your Region!

Manitoba prides itself on its participation within the community. No matter what your race, gender, age or background, we feel it is important for everyone to feel like an equal. When it comes to liver disease, this is exactly the case; everyone is at risk!

We understand that liver disease doesn’t just affect the person with the diagnosis, but it also affects their family and friends. Everyone should be educated and comfortable with what they are living with, without the stigma that often accompanies it. Research along with patient support, education and public awareness play a huge part 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 can participate and feel comfortable with one another. The CLF’s LIVERight Health Forums offer access to top liver experts as part of a one–day program that includes presentations on a variety of liver disease topics as well as Q&A sessions. Our next LIVERight Health Forums are September 23rd and October 21st.

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!

Your Regional Office and Contact

Bianca Pengelly
Regional Coordinator
1 (204) 345-2434
bpengelly@liver.ca

Box 1583
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
R0E 1A0

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. For 2018 LIVERight Health Forum information please contact us at 1 (204) 345-2434.

The National Help Line:
This support resource 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 8am to 4pm CDT.

The Peer Support Network:
This 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 a family member who has liver disease, who care for someone who suffers from liver disease, or who have been diagnosed with a liver disease, to talk about your concerns with a peer in a similar situation.

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 the 1 (800) 563-5483 or email Billie Potkonjak.

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.