50 years of bringing liver research to life

Group of CLF volunteers in 1990

50 years of bringing liver research to life for all Canadians

It’s likely you’ve heard this scenario before. A small number of passionate and determined people join together and are driven to make a meaningful change in the world around them. That is the formula that sparked the creation of the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) 50 years ago.

Back in 1969, hepatology was not a recognized field of study, and many of the most prevalent types of liver disease had not even been identified. If you had liver disease, it was very likely that you would go undiagnosed. Few diagnostic tests existed; there were no CT cans, MRIs or even ultrasounds. Additionally, there were almost no effective treatments.

Our forward-thinking founders established the CLF as the first organization in the world dedicated to funding research and education into all forms of liver disease. 50 years later, our efforts have led to breakthroughs in liver research, changes in health policy, on-going education for hepatologists, and free support services for patients and caregivers in need.

Throughout this celebration of 50 years, we want to thank our past and current volunteer family and invite you to join us on the forefront of change for the next 50 years to come.

From now until the end of you the year, we will be sharing with you treasures of our history and memorable moments that have led us to where we are today. Please visit this page regularly to learn more about the great achievements we have accomplished thanks to you.

Volunteers are vital to supporting patients living with liver disease. Join us today, become a CLF volunteer!

Timeline

Testimonials

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Videos / PSAs

50 years of bringing liver research to life

1969
1969

The Canadian Liver Foundation Opens It’s Doors

The Canadian Liver Foundation Opens It’s Doors

In the beginning; 50 years of bringing liver research to life for all Canadians Over the last 50 years, there has been significant progress into the prevention, treatment and discovery of cures for liver diseases.  From humble beginnings, such as attempting to understand how the liver functions, every discovery made..Read More

Please visit this section again soon to read more about the great achievements we have accomplished, new articles will be added regularly.

At CLF we depend upon volunteers to make our programs, events and other activities possible. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our online form.

From our valued volunteers.

For more information about volunteering with the Canadian Liver Foundation and to make your mark against the fight against liver disease, click here.

Photo Gallery

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50th Anniversary Video

balloons holding a number 50

Be part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration. Star in our nation-wide video by sending in your own “Happy Birthday” video clip.All you have to do, is follow these simple steps;

  1. Fill out a form below (You will receive an email with the script, tips on how to film and instructions for video submission).
  2. Record yourself saying as many lines from the script as you like.
  3. Upload your video(s) using the link provided on the instruction

To learn more click here.

Videos & Public Service Announcements (PSAs) 

50 years have brought positive changes to the face of liver disease, but there is still so much more to be accomplished. We’re confident that our next 50 years will be as exciting as the last and we’re even more excited to think that you might join the CLF’s growing volunteer team and be a part of our shared history.