My Community – Ontario

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

The Canadian Liver Foundation has four regions in Ontario: Southwestern, Central, Northern, and Eastern. (The Central Ontario chapter is currently housed in the National office.)

The staff in each region are tasked with improving public awareness and understanding of liver health and liver disease, raising funds for research and education with our two signature events the STROLL for LIVER and the LIVERight Gala (in Toronto and Ottawa), assisting with third-party events, and reaching out to liver disease patients and their families.

Your Regional Contacts

Meghann Darroch (Eastern Ontario)

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

Jennifer Nebesky (Central & Northern Ontario)

(416) 491-3353
jnebesky@liver.ca

Sheila Hughes (Southwestern)

(519) 682-9805
shughes@liver.ca

Your Regional Chapter Contacts

Atikokan  – Angela KitchenKent – Sheila HughesPembroke – Meghann Darroch
Chatham – Sheila HughesKingston – Meghann DarrochSarnia – Sheila Hughes
Cornwall – Meghann DarrochManitoulin Island – Meghann DarrochToronto – Sheila Hughes

 

Community Highlight

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

Every year, hundreds of Canadians rally together and join the Stroll for Liver. We do this to help raise awareness and vital funds to propel life-changing research forward. We do this to help find cures and better treatment options for the people who need help right now. And we do this to make sure that anybody living with liver disease in Canada is able to access the support they deserve.  

But this year, we’re doing this a little differently. Because this year, it’s a different kind of Stroll.

The world has changed. So rather than gather in-person this year, we’re inviting everybody to Stroll their own way. Register as an individual or as a team today, and then, on August 30th, join us from your neighbourhood, your backyard, your living room, or a local park.  

The stroll is just a few days away so please sign up now!

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 free, online monthly forum for people living with liver disease, transplant recipients 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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Living with Liver Disease program is being presented in a series of sessions, on the first Monday of every month, from 6:30 – 8pm, via a private Zoom link.

Program Dates and Sessions

When: First Monday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm (2nd Monday if the first one falls on a statutory holiday)

Location: Zoom (a private link, including call-in option, will be sent to those who register)

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

2020/2021 Schedule and Topics

Monday, September 14th, 2020: Diagnosed with Liver Disease? What you Need to Know

Monday, October 5th, 2020: Nutrition

Jeudi le 22 Octobre, 2020: Votre foie! Votre santé!

Monday, November 2nd, 2020: Cooking Demonstration and Recipe Sharing

Monday, December 7th, 2020: Stress Management

Monday, Feb 1st, 2021: Open Support Session

Monday, March 1st,2021: General Liver Health Information

Monday, April 5th, 2021: Exercise and Relaxation

Monday, May 3rd, 2021: Liver Liver Donation and Liver Transplants

Monday, June 7th, 2021: 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 call 1-(844)-316-6990. We will offer support to help you connect via Zoom and help you feel prepared to participate in these sessions.

Community Health Presentations:

Support programs

Our community presentations on liver health are offered to community groups (health & community centres, retirement homes, etc.) and are facilitated by Canadian Liver Foundation staff to promote a better understanding and awareness of liver disease. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual presentations can be booked for groups and presented via a private Zoom link. To host a presentation for your community group in Ontario, please contact Meghann by email or at 1-844-316-6990

Riverview Casino Chatman Sponsor

The Riverview Gaming Centre is a proud 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.

 

 

 

All Star Gaming Centre is a proud supporter of the Windsor/Essex 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) 974-8008 or email for upcoming dates.

 

 

Jackpot City Gaming Entertainment is a proud supporter of the Sarnia/Lambton 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) 336-5223 or email for upcoming dates.