My Community – Quebec

Stroll for Liver participants walk through a green and yellow archway to start the walk

Celebrate the CLF and learn about Quebec Region!

Last year marked the re-introduction of the Canadian Liver Foundation to the Montreal community. For the first time ever, we hosted a grand LIVERight gala soiree event and a Promenade Nocturne. We couldn’t have done this without the support of kind volunteers, sponsors, and donors like you.

The Canadian Liver Foundation Montreal Chapter needs your help bringing liver research to life through awareness campaigns, health fairs, education forums, and fundraising initiatives. You or a loved one may have been impacted personally by liver disease. Or you may be interested in our work because you have recognized that more and more people are living with liver disease. Regardless of your motivation, we want to provide you with meaningful ways to get involved!

Your Regional Contact:

Anne Brisson
Regional Coordinator – Montreal                           
abrisson@liver.ca                                  
Tel: (514) 457-7575
Fax: (514) 457-9495

Community Highlight: 

Foie de Vivre Gala Soirée

Join us on Saturday, November 17th at the infamous Rialto Theatre for the The 2nd Annual Montreal Foie de Vivre Gala Soirée. This uniquely creative fundraising “Marionnette Dinner Theatre” event, is in support of children and youth affected by liver disease. To learn more about attending this year’s Foie de Vivre Gala Soirée click here.

 

Promenade Nocturne pour le foie 2018

This year’s premiere night walk took place at Foresta Lumina, an extraordinary event in support of liver research and education for Quebecers affected by liver disease. Featuring “Memorial Moments” and specially designed Glow in the Dark T-Shirts, this event was a great success. Thank you to everyone who participated! We look forward to seeing you again next year.

2018 Promenade Nocturne pour le foie Gallery.

Support Programs and Services

Quebec Liver Health Program. The Montreal office is now offering 8 monthly sessions of a Liver Health Program, starting in September, 2018. This program is free of charge and it’s designed to provide you with all the information and tools you need to maintain your liver health, or to cope well with liver disease.

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Session 1: The CLF and You.

Anne Brisson from the CLF will provide an overview of all of the information and resources that are available to you in Quebec, to help you manage your liver health or to cope well with liver disease.

Friday, October 26th, 2018 3pm – 5pm

Session 2: Nutrition and Your Liver.

Nutritionist Sara MacDonald will share information to help you learn how to take of your liver with proper nutrition.

Friday, November 30th, 2018 3pm-5pm

Session 3: Emotional Fitness.

Learn tips and tricks on managing your emotional health when living with liver disease. (Speaker TBC)

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Session 4: Navigating Doctor Visits.

You will be taken on a tour of the Hepatology Department at the MUHC, and given tips on how to talk to your Doctor and all you need to know to help you navigate your medical visits.

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Session 5: Hepatic Encephalopathy.

A liver specialist will review the facts about HE and what you can do about it.

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Session 6: Cirrhosis of the Liver

A liver specialist will review the facts about liver cirrhosis and its implications.

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Session 7: Transplantation

A Liver Specialist will review all that you need to know about liver transplants.

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Session 8: Keeping Fit & Conserving Energy

Learn simple and safe ways to exercise and conserve energy while living with liver disease.

All sessions are from 3PM to 5PM at the CLF’s Montreal office, located at 42b Rue Ste Anne, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. To attend a session, please contact Anne Brisson at (514) 457-7575 or abrisson@liver.ca

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 who have offered to share their experiences with others. It was developed by the Canadian Liver Foundation as a means to link Canadians 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 in a safe environment with a peer who has had 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.