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 and Ottawa chapters are 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.

Your Regional Contacts

Meghann Darroch (Eastern Ontario)
1 (844) 316-6990
mdarroch@liver.ca

Lucy You (GTA & Central Ontario)
(416) 491-3353
lyou@liver.ca

Sheila Hughes (Southwestern)
(519) 682-9805
shughes@liver.ca

Community Highlight:

 

Toronto & Ottawa

The LIVERight Gala logo

Join us for the LIVERight Gala, a fundraiser in support of liver research and education.

On Friday November 16 in Toronto, and on Thursday November 22 in Ottawa, the Canadian Liver Foundation will host the its annual LIVERight Gala. This fabulous fundraising event featuring Canadian jazz sensation Tia Brazda is in support of children and youth affected by liver disease. For more information click the link for your location.

Toronto LIVERight Gala

Ottawa LIVERight Gala

 

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. 

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

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 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 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Doors will be open at 7 p.m. for refreshments and conversation.

Location: Heron Road Community Centre, Heron Room, 1480 Heron Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6A5

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

2018/2019 Schedule and Topics:

Monday, November 5, 2018 Topic: Your Liver, Your Health

Monday, December 3, 2018 Topic: Caregiver Support and Social Supports Available

Monday, March 4, 2019 Topic: Diet and Nutrition

Monday, April 1, 2019 Topic: Exercise and Relaxation Therapy

Monday, May 6, 2019 Topic: Psychological Aspects of Liver Disease

Monday, June 3, 2019 Topic: Liver Transplantation and Living Donation

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.

• Car: Free parking is available onsite.

Monday, December 3, 2018

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Peer Support and Sharing Session

Monday, March 4, 2019

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Peer Support and Sharing Session

Monday, April 1, 2019

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Liver Transplantation and Living Liver Donation

Monday, May 6, 2019

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Liver Disease and You

Monday, June 3, 2019

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Peer Support and Sharing Session

Location: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, committee room area (look for Living with Liver Disease signs posted there).

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

Registration:  No need to pre-register. Join at any time during the year by simply showing up at the session location.

Directions:

• TTC: Get off at the North York Centre, follow the signs to the North York Civic Centre.

• Car: There are metered parking spaces on Yonge Street and on Beecroft Road, one block west of Yonge Street behind the Civic Centre Complex. A paid parking lot is also available on Beecroft at a flat rate of approximately $3.

The Canadian Liver Foundation acknowledges the following organizations for their support of “bringing liver research to life” to benefit the liver health of all Canadians through research, education, patient support, and advocacy.

National 2018 Sponsors

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