My Community – Ontario

A group of Stroll for Liver participants pose with each other on a grassy field

Celebrate the CLF and learn about your Region!

CLF Ontario is made up of three Regional Chapters: The Southwestern Ontario, GTA, and Eastern Ontario (Ottawa). The GTA chapter is currently housed in the National Office. The coordinators’ roles are to improve public awareness and understanding of liver health and liver disease, raise funds for research and education with our two signature events the STROLL for LIVER and the LIVERight Gala, assist with third-party events and reach out to liver disease patients and their families.

Community Highlight:

In Atikokan, Cornwall, London, Ottawa, Pembroke & Toronto.

Join us for the 2020 STROLL for LIVER, a fundraiser in support of liver research and education.

During the month of June, the Canadian Liver Foundation will host its annual STROLL for LIVER. This fabulous fundraising event is dedicated to raising funds for liver research and education. This national event takes place in many cities across the country. For more information click the link for your location.

Antikokan (TBD)

Cornwall (June 21)

London (TBC)

Ottawa (June 13)

Pembroke (June 6)

Toronto (TBC)

Your Regional Contacts

Meghann Darroch (Eastern Ontario)

1 (844) 316-6990
mdarroch@liver.ca

Harry  Veening (GTA & Central Ontario)

(416) 491-3353
hveening@liver.ca

Sheila Hughes (Southwestern)

(519) 682-9805
shughes@liver.ca

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.

Living with Liver Disease Programs:

A forum for people living with liver disease and their families to connect with each other in person, to learn about their disease and learn how to cope. The program consists of sessions covering topics ranging from nutrition and exercise to treatments and transplantation. Guest speakers include liver specialists, social workers, nutritionists, psychotherapists, liver transplant nurses and kinesiologists. To find a program in your area click the links below.

Living with liver disease sessions.

The Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Liver Foundation, in conjunction with health care providers from The Ottawa Hospital, is offering a free Living with Liver Disease Program at the Heron Road Community Centre in Ottawa.

If you are living with liver disease, a transplant recipient, a member of the family, a friend of a person affected by liver disease or you just want to learn about your liver, this program is for you.

You will learn about liver health and liver disease, social and financial assistance programs as well as liver transplantation.

When: First Monday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Heron Road Community Centre (3rd Floor),1480 Heron Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6A5

Cost: Free! There is no charge to attend this program.

2020 Schedule and Topics:

Monday, March 2, 2020: Stress Management Techniques

Monday, April 6, 2020: Exercise & Relaxation Therapy

Monday, May 4, 2020: Sharing our Lived Experience with Liver Disease

Monday, June 1, 2020: Caregiver Support

Registration Required: Space may be limited. For information on this program or to register please contact us by email at Meghann Darroch or at 1 (844) 316-6990.

Directions:

• OC Transpo: This location is accessible by bus.

Interested in attending Living With Liver Disease sessions in the GTA? Contact  Harry Veening by email us or call us at (416) 491-3353.

Community Health Presentations available in Eastern Ontario  

Support programsOur Eastern Ontario Chapter has partnered with the Ottawa Hospital’s Regional Hepatitis Program to bring liver health presentations to Ottawa and the surrounding area. These events are offered through community groups (health & community centre, retirement homes, etc.) and are facilitated by a local health care provider and the CLF to promote a better understanding and awareness of liver disease.

To bring this presentation to your community group in Eastern Ontario, please contact Meghann by email or at 1-844-316-6990. ​​

Riverview Gaming Centre

Riverview Casino Chatman SponsorProud Supporter of The Chatham Kent Chapter of the Canadian Liver Foundation helping to raise funds for education and research in Ontario . Join us , have fun while helping CLF’s programs.

For more information contact Sheila Hughes at (519) 682-9805 or email for upcoming dates.