2007 Annual Report
ChAmpioning liveR heAlth
foR All CAnAdiAns.
Contents Canadian Liver Foundation
National Board of Directors 2007/2008
Kevork M. Peltekian, M.D. victoria
3 Chairman’s Message ChairMaN & ChieF exeCutive OFFiCer
eve a. roberts, M.D., FrCPC university of alberta
4 President’s Message Past ChairMaN & ChieF exeCutive OFFiCer
5 LIVERight – A Call to Action Gary a. Fagan saskatoon
PresiDeNt & ChieF OPeratiNG OFFiCer
6 – 10 Bringing LIVERight to Life Paul Derksen, Ca London
11 – 14 Research Morris sherman, M.D., FrCPC sarnia/Lambton
ChairMaN, MeDiCaL aDvisOry COMMit tee
15 Treasurer’s Report and Colina yim, rN stratford
Financial Highlights ChairMaN, NatiONaL eDuCatiON aDvisOry COMMit tee
16 Donor List Kingston
Frank Bialystok, Ph.D
Pascale Cloutier, LLB
Marc Deschênes, M.D., FrCPC
William Dillabough, FCa
Jo-ann Ford, rN
Michael Galego, LLB
Mel Krajden, M.D.
Claude Lajeunesse, Ph.D
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360° perspective on liver health
It is time for Canadians to remove the blinders restricting its vision of liver health before it is too late. A few short years
ago, liver disease affected one in 12 Canadians; today those numbers have risen to one in 10. This is due in a large part to
the rise of a preventable form of liver disease known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This condition, linked to
poor diet and lack of exercise, is now the leading cause of liver disease, not only in Canada but in all of North America.
NAFLD – virtually unheard of as little as 10 years ago – is a consequence of the one-dimensional view of the liver
still shared by the majority of the population. Most see the liver as a simple filter for alcohol and are unaware of its more
than 500 functions vital to maintaining life.
As a hepatologist and as Chairman of the Canadian Liver Foundation, I have seen time and time again how the
stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding liver health shape attitudes and behaviour affecting prevention, testing,
treatment, research and investment. Sadly, many Canadians do not yet see the need to support a cause that affects one
in 10 of their friends, colleagues and employees.
As you will read in this report, the CLF wants to change how people look at liver health. Our new LIVERight
initiative brings liver health into the realm of everyday life – not as something to be taken for granted, but rather as
something to be nurtured and protected. It is only when liver health is perceived as something of value that we will
see decisive action.
Through our partners, volunteers, donors, patients and staff, the CLF offers a 360 degree perspective on the
challenges and the needs in liver health. We are therefore uniquely equipped to work with all stakeholders in creating
A good example of this collaboration was the Liver Summit held in May 2007. The Summit brought professional
associations, key opinion leaders, government and pharmaceutical industry representatives together to discuss the
development of new and effective funding models for liver research. Ongoing funding shortages have made it difficult
to recruit and retain talented researchers in hepatology in Canada. The Summit was a first step to finding ways to
maximize current resources and to generate new funding opportunities.
Later in the year, I had the privilege of being one of the speakers at the CLF’s continuing medical education
(CME) session for primary care physicians in Manitoba. In order to increase the likelihood of liver disease patients
being identified and treated at the earliest possible stage, the CLF partnered with the University of Manitoba and the
Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) to hold the CME which covered topics ranging from liver cancer
to NAFLD to liver diseases affecting newborns. The turnout and the positive feedback by attendees showed the need
for such ongoing education forums to help enhance patient care.
If we want to reverse the rising prevalence of liver disease, we must look at the issues from all angles and
address the realities – not the stereotypes – of liver health. I believe the CLF has a critical role to play in marshalling
community, government, industry, health care and academic resources to create robust yet practical solutions to the
urgent liver health issues facing Canada today and in the future.
We have already been making progress toward this goal thanks to the support of our donors, sponsors,
volunteers and staff from across the country. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your commitment
and enthusiasm over the past year. As we move forward with LIVERight as our rallying cry, I hope you will join me in
championing the cause of liver health in every community across this country. Together, we can show Canadians that
liver health is the investment of a lifetime.
Kevork M. Peltekian, M.D., Chairman & Chief exeCutive OffiCer
Recognizing liver health as a part of life
Our 21st century lifestyles are wreaking havoc on our livers. Too much unhealthy food, too little exercise, too many medications,
prolonged exposure to chemicals and toxins — the liver has suffered these assaults in relative silence but now the strain is
beginning to show. Today, increases in conditions like fatty liver disease and liver cancer show that we have taken our livers
for granted for too long.
But individuals are not the only ones. Industry, governments and even the medical community have failed to recognize
the critical role the liver plays in maintaining overall health. As a result, we are faced with shortages of expertise, research
funding and patient care resources at a time when we need them most.
Unfortunately, there are no fast or easy solutions to these issues. What is needed is a seismic shift in the way that we
4 | view liver health.
It is time we saw liver health for what it truly is, a life-long continuum influenced by factors as diverse as genetics and
viruses, and as mundane as daily routines and lifestyle choices. It is time that we took it seriously enough to incorporate it
into academic curricula, to invest in research into new discoveries, to advocate for more effective treatments and prevention
programs and to take steps in our own lives to nurture and protect it.
in other words, now is the time to liveRight.
In 2007, the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) launched our LIVERight initiative in response to the ongoing ignorance,
indifference and neglect of liver health by Canadians. We wanted to find a way to show people the vital importance of the liver
in determining both the quality and the quantity of life and at the same time inspire them to learn more, speak out, donate
and volunteer. Because people care about and act upon those things that hit closest to home, LIVERight is about creating
relevance to motivate action.
But LIVERight is even more than that: it represents a broader vision of the CLF as a champion of liver health – for the
estimated 3 million Canadians living with liver disease as well as the 30+ million who may be at risk. Through LIVERight, we
want to become a rallying force and a catalyst for change both within the health care system and beyond.
Throughout its history, the CLF has maintained good relationships with companies, government agencies and
associations with vested interests in liver disease. To truly effect change however, we need to engage the broader corporate
community and the public in the cause of liver health. LIVERight, with its focus on nurturing and protecting liver health as part
of daily life, has provoked conversations with industry, institutions and media involved in food manufacturing, packaging,
retail, education, environmental concerns and healthy living. This shows that our message is striking a chord with these
If the liver is a barometer for the ills of the 21st century, we are definitely experiencing a ‘low’. It is my hope however,
that by recognizing and cherishing the role the liver plays in daily life, we can move the needle. And with the support of our
industry and government partners – both existing and new – our donors, volunteers and staff, I predict new ‘highs’ for liver
health in Canada in the years to come.
Gary A. Fagan, President & Chief OPerating OffiCer
there are 3.3 million Canadians personally
affected by liver disease and many more are at risk
of developing some form of liver disease during
the Canadian Liver foundation is here to
represent the liver health interests of all Canadians
by supporting research, public and professional
education and advocating for improved standards
for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Liveright is relevant for everyone. it is about
the importance of liver health and about good
living – healthy body, mind and lifestyle. Liveright
positively encourages people to take action, to
teach, empower and strive for a better life.
the Canadian Liver foundation’s call to action
for all Canadians is to get involved personally and
to benefit others. We need committed individuals
who want to make a difference by supporting
our efforts to raise funds to support research and
education. We need passionate spokespeople
who recognize the need for advocacy to effect
change and improve our standards for prevention,
diagnosis and treatment. We need leaders who
understand and embrace the importance of liver
health and are willing to do something about it.
Liveright is our call to action but only people can
make it happen.
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Bringing liveRight to life
The Canadian Liver Foundation wants to show Canadians that everyday decisions can impact their liver health in positive or
negative ways. Regardless of whether you are looking for ways to stay healthy or whether you or someone you care about is
living with a liver disease, LIVERight can provide positive, preventative and practical advice and tools to help safeguard liver ✚ L
health in daily life.
LIVERight is built upon two governing principles dictated by the liver’s most basic life-sustaining roles – to nurture
and to protect. The goal in ‘nurture’ is to ensure the liver has everything it needs to perform as nature intended. We have
identified three important focus areas in which our daily decisions can have a significant impact on the liver’s ability to
function: Nutrition, Exercise and Environment.
The goal under ‘protect’ is to take steps to shield the liver from harmful agents (be they viruses, toxins etc.) that could
cause damage. These actions fall into three categories: Immunization, Medication Management and Risk Management.
The CLF is committed to integrating the principles of LIVERight into both new and existing awareness, education and
fundraising programs. The following 4 pages illustrate some of these examples.
With fatty liver disease having become the most common form of liver Establishing healthy habits and good decision-making skills regarding
disease in all of North America, it is critical that Canadians of all ages begin to food choices starts in childhood. With this in mind, the Calgary Chapter
understand the effect of nutrition on the liver. To help get this message across, partnered with the Calgary Health Region to create Kool Kids Cuisine – an
the Foundation launched a number of collaborative initiatives involving the after-school pilot program to teach grade five and six students about healthy
food and beverage industry, food-related media, schools and retail outlets. eating, exercise and liver health. Funded by Agrium, the Calgary Foundation
and the Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation, Kool Kids Cuisine engages
students in food preparation activities that cover food safety, hand-washing,
proper food handling and how to plan and prepare a balanced meal following
recommendations from Canada’s Food Guide. Five to six programs are
scheduled to run in 2008 at schools in the Calgary region.
Recognizing that families are often under a time crunch and need to find
a balance between nutritious and convenient meals, the CLF launched the
Liveright awards in partnership with Food in Canada magazine to help in
identifying healthier choices for busy lifestyles. Companies were invited to enter
their products in 11 categories including Best Entrée, Best Kid-friendly item,
Best Breakfast item etc. A panel of judges would then compare the products
according to their taste, innovation, freshness, texture, aroma, visual appeal and
As a precursor to the Awards competition and as an educational opportunity
for food-related media, the Foundation sponsored a roundtable discussion
with product development and nutrition experts entitled ‘the science of
marketing nutrition.’ Attendees heard information about fatty liver disease
and listened to dietitians, nutritionists, and individuals in food and product
research discuss the challenges of quality versus price, labeling, convenience,
consumer education and other issues. Roundtable host MaRS Landing |7
subsequently offered the CLF the opportunity to present its first ‘Liveright
Challenge’ presentation at the Royal Winter Fair. This interactive session led
by Theresa Albert, nutritionist and host of the Food Network’s ‘Just One Bite’,
included facts about the liver and fatty liver disease, a nutrition Q&A and an
‘Iron Sandwich’ competition.
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JULY 25, 2007
TAKEN FROM ADNEWS
Canadian Liver Foundation breaks awarehier lifestyles that can
The initiative is primarily
The Canadian Liver Foundation prevent it, and to raise money
has begun a public awareness at women aged 30 to 50 with
rch to better under-
childr en. “Many people see the for resea
campaign called “LIVERight” stand, treat and cure illnesses
liver simpl y as a lter for alco-
intended to inform viewers that involving this vital organ.” The
poor eating habits are as dam- hol and have no idea the vital
role it plays in overall health,” campaign was developed by
aging to a liver as alcohol. The Sheet Communications
television commercial, made said foundation president Gary Clean
Fagan . “Through the LIVERight of Toronto. This is the agency’s
in the style of a beer ad, de- rst work for the foundation
picts a series of people eating campaign the Canadian Liver nt late
Foundation is work ing to coun- since winning the accou
unhealthy food. The print ads tions last year.
gs viewers ter widespread misconcep
Exercise, with all its energy-increasing, immune-boosting and blood-pumping
benefits, is an important part of a liver-healthy lifestyle: this is why physical
activity features prominently in many of the CLF’s fundraising events.
In 2006, the CLF launched its first national family-oriented fundraiser stroll
for Liver to mobilize community support for Canadians living with, or having
lost a family member to, liver disease. Strolls accommodate all fitness levels
with varying lengths and activities including one to ten kilometer walks and
runs through local parks, conservation areas or waterfront districts. In 2007,
Strolls took place in 22 locations and raised over $160,000 for liver research and
Taking fitness to more exotic climates, Calgary’s give’r for Liver team
followed up their success in Dublin, Ireland in 2006 with a trip to Maui in 2007.
Give’r for Liver, a marathon walking program dedicated to raising funds for
women’s liver health involves 20 weeks of training to walk 42.2 kilometers – a
distance that can take seven to eight hours to complete. The 2007 team (see
photo below) not only tackled the course but also raised over $30,000.
Give’r for Liver team, from left to right: Jessica Fernets, Tamara Glenn, Debralee Fernets,
Jodi McElwee, Sandra Down, Marianne Bell.
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JULY 26, 2007
TING DAILY TAKEN FROM TORON
TAKEN FROM MARKE TO STAR
JULY 26, 2007
chall ges misconceptions
dian Liver Foundationtackles theen McOstrich says the PSA drives
Cana Beer ad spoofs to raise liver aw
the PSA Sheet,
common perception that
liver home the point that unh
foods can damage one’s
liver as Campaign aims to areness
rank just behind diabetes
ase is caused primarily by as the a signi cant dan
The Canadian Liver Foundation dise muc h as alcohol. dispel notion that ninth leading cause of dea ger of liver
n that heavy drinking. “We created a spot that
th in diseases is their
has launched a campaig “There’s so many charitie
but ailments are mostly Canada. stealthy nature.
aims to show how liver disease shows the alcohol cliches, “It’s the nature of the orga
unhealthy out there, good causes
the alcohol out of the
alcohol-related Part of the reason it’s bee
n doesn’t whine, it doesn’t
n ... it
can be caused by to, but after a took overlooked, he says, is that make
abuse. people donate equation,” says McOstric
h. “It’s liver noises until the
eating as well as alcohol while they get wallet fatig
it Joseph Hall disease has su ered from
damage is ex-
The LIVERight cam paign n they a fun spot to look at and notion it was often self- tensive,” he says.
ice an- And what happens whe doesn’t seem to take itse
lf very in icted, Liver ailments can strike
includes a public serv ue is they get se- with alcohol-induced cirrh
its cues get wallet fatig seriously, but the message
that It’s been given the choppe osis people of all ages, inclu
nouncement that takes lective about who they
give to,” ag- liver treatment for far too
d being the best-known ailm
from stereotypical bee r com-
“Unfortunately, these foods can be as dam long But, he says, only one of infants, with few availabl
ps of says McOstrich. ing as alcohol is very sobering.” now. the outside of transplantation.
mercials. In it, several grou when you have a concep
tion at The liver, one of the bod
more than 100 types of
people are shown at soci
al oc- ase The PSA launches online y’s disease is due to alcohol transplants have become
ing or a stigma about liver dise sites such as YouTube this
week, most important organs, has abuse. success story
casions, but instead of clink that it’s caused by alcohol, languished in relative obs “There is a stigma and ofte for those whose
they airwaves in the n organs have failed. A por
together glasses of beer, it tends to fall further dow
n and will hit TV
as hearts, lungs, breasts,
curity times a joke about liver
disease, another, com tion of
s such next few weeks.
celebrate with food item bones everybo patible liver can
TAKEN FROM THE PRO
NOVEMBER 29, 2007
Hepatitis A and B, two serious and potentially life-threatening forms of liver
Going to a less-developed ho
disease, are preventable by vaccine. Consequently, immunization is an effective t spot? Advice: ‘Get vaccinate
way to LIVERight and protect your liver.
Don Harrison d!
per cent of the more than
1,000 not check hygiene
Canadian women surveyed standards
The CLF believes that all Canadians should be aware of the risks of Snowfall in November -- before using a resort spa.
for the expressed conc
second year in a row -- is ern about con- “We know that girlfriend
contracting hepatitis A and B both in Canada and abroad and should talk ably all the motivation man tracting travel illnesses such
as getaways are relaxing and
y in hepatitis A or B, fun,”
southwestern B.C. need dengue fever or said Dr.
to their doctors about getting immunized — but it is not always easy to get to plan malaria, their
actions before and med
Jay Keystone, travel
some fun in the sun this icine specialist at the Uni-
winter. during their trips
that message out. To help spread the word, the Foundation partnered with And increasingly escaping belie taking versity of Toronto, “but
our grey days are groups the issue seriously. there’s
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in two media campaigns in 2007. The first was an Alberta of nothing worse than lettin
“girlfriend getaways.” How “Why put yourself at risk g your
ever, from diseases that guard down.” Hepatitis
pilot program highlighting the risks of contracting hepatitis A and B in Canada. a recent survey, commiss
preventable?” said Jo-A the liver particularly vuln
by the Canadian Liver Foun nn Ford, when travelling
A telephone survey showed that while 25 per cent of Albertans were concerned tion, found that travel illne
da- president of the national
Associ- plagued hot spot
ss ation of Hepatology Nurs s such as Latin
about contracting hepatitis A and B in Canada, 61 per cent were not, or were was last on their long list
on board member of the Cana
es and America and the
pre- ight concerns, follo dian Ford estimates 60,000 peop
not sure if they had been, vaccinated. With the cooperation of GSK, CLF staff wing Liver Foundation. le
accommodation cleanlines in B.C. have hep B, a cond
s, “Get vaccinated!” The Lege ition
and our medical spokespeople, the campaign garnered over 3 million media resort security, crime rate, r deemed incurable after
a des- report found that six
tination’s health standard 25 per cent of months and a potential
s and female travellers had sex killer.
impressions including print, TV, radio and online media. social and/or political unre
with a “I worked for years on the
local or fellow traveller, while
While the Leger Marketing only liver-transplant team
Later that year, a second campaign targeted women in their 40s and 50s study last month found 40 per cent avoided unco
” at Vancou-
that 77 foods. As well, ver General Hospital, Ford
planning group excursions and talked about various ‘risky’ activities that could 60 per cent would “So
I’ve seen what it can do.”
result in exposure to hepatitis A or B. The ‘Girlfriend Getaway’ campaign, timed
to coincide with fall and early winter travel planning, elicited over 10 million TAKEN FROM THE EDM
AUGUST 13, 2007
media impressions including TV, print, radio and online.
Public pools, dining out can
considered accurate with
in 3.2 just under $120.
TAKEN FROM THE CAL percentage points, 19 time
GARY HER ALD A simple set of vaccinati s out A combined hepatitis A
ons of 20. and B
AUGUST 14, 2007 could protect Albertans vaccine plus the required
against The results show that 60 extra
a potentially deadly liver hepatitis B shot costs abou
Albertans know little about
dis- per cent of Albertans feel t
ease, says an Edmonton it is $120.
infec- unlikely they will contract
hepatitis tious disease expert.
But a poll for the Canadian
disease in Canada.
the Hepatitis A is found in the
feces of an infected pers
Experts recommend Albertans abou
t contracting public pool are risk facto
Liver Foundation released
day shows many people
“But at least half of the case
of hepatitis A that we’re
s usually spreads by close |
hepatitis A and B in Cana rs for don’t sonal contact or by inge
da. contracting hepatitis A. ing in Canada are local,” sting
The telephone survey is recognize some routine said contaminated food or wate
Andrea Sands Although death from hepa risks Shafran. r.
considered accurate with ti- for contracting hepatitis It is more common in Third
in 3.2 tis A is extremely rare, abou A and “There have been outbreak
percentage points, 19 time t 25 B, and 61 per cent of Albe s World countries with poor
A simple set of vaccinati s out per cent of infec rta’s periodically related to food sani-
ons of 20. ted adults end adult population has not s; tation systems.
could protect Albertans up hospitalized. been there have been some relat
against The results show that 60 vaccinated or doesn’t know ed Roughly half of the Albe
a potentially deadly liver Albertans appear to be to berries, occasionally.” rtans
dis- per cent of Albertans feel aware their vaccination status. polled recognized activ
ease, says an Edmonton it is of some of the risk facto The survey showed 40 per ities
infec- unlikely they will contract rs for “These are infections that such as eating at a resta
tious disease expert. the contracting hepatitis B. can cent of Albertans urant,
disease in Canada. About be acquired in Canada,” are not wor- eating fresh produce from
But a poll for the Canadian 80 per cent recognized warned ried about catch the
“But at least half of the case get- Dr. Stephen Shafran, direc ing hepatitis supermarket or swimming
Liver Foundation released s ting a tattoo or piercing, tor of A or B because in a
to- of hepatitis A that we’re having the division of infectious they think they public pool are risk facto
day shows many people see- unprotected sex or shar diseas- can avoid situa rs for
don’t ing in Canada are local,” ing a es for the University of Albe tions that put contracting hepatitis A.
recognize some routine said toothbrush or razor coul rta’s them at risk.
risks Shafran. d put department of medicine In May, about 2,000 peop
for contracting hepatitis them at risk. . Half of the Edmontonian le
A and “There have been outbreak “I think Albertans should s were vaccinated against
B, and 61 per cent of Albe s However, only about 45 de - polled believed hepa-
rta’s periodically related to food nitely consider hepatitis that statement titis A
adult population has not s; per cent recognized activ A and compared with 33 per cent after a kitchen worker in
been there have been some relat ities hepatitis B vaccinations. of a Calgary restaurant was
vaccinated or doesn’t know ed such as going to the dent Calgarians. diag-
to berries, occasionally.” ist or ‘They’re very safe and very nosed with the virus.
their vaccination status. getting a pedicure at a spa ef- The fund-development
The survey showed 40 per as fective and some people man- Although death from hepa
“These are infections that potential risks. would ager for the Edm ti-
can cent of Albertan have the cost covered thro onton chapter tis A is
be acquired in Canada,” s aren’t worried ugh of the Canadian Liver Foun extremely rare, about 25
warned about catch In Alberta, 3,000 patients their insurance plans and da-
Dr. Stephen Shafran, direc ing hepatitis A or are some tion said peop per cent of adults who catch
tor of B because they being tested for HIV and would even have it cove le need to know the
the division of infectious think they can hepa- red disease end up hospitaliz
diseas- avoid risky situa titis B and C after it was through the government they can catch hepatitis ed.
tions. learned here. Albertans appear to be
es for the University of Albe that surgical equipment (tar- “Even if you don’t plan to aware
rta’s Half of the Edmontonian in Veg- geted vaccination) plan of some of the risk facto
department of medicine s reville’s hospital hadn’t s.” travel, get vaccinated,” said rs for
. polled believed that state been In mid-May, the Car- contracting hepa
“I think Albertans should
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nitely consider hepatitis
de - compared with
33 per cent of keting survey polled 931
adult 80 per cent of those polle ✚
A and In March, at least 261 wom Albertans about contracti The vaccine for hepatitis d
hepatitis B vaccinations. Calgarians. en ng A recognized that getting
They’re were told to undergo bloo hepatitis A and B in Cana costs about $150 for the a tattoo
In May, about 2,000 peop d da. re- or piercing, having unpr
very safe and very e ectiv le tests for HIV and hepatitis quired two doses. Three otected
e and were vaccinate B and The telephone survey is doses sex or sharing a toothbru
some people would have d against hepa- C because of worries med of the hepatitis B vaccine sh or
the titis A after a kitchen work ical cost razor could put them at
cost covered through their er in instruments in a Lloydmin risk.
in- a Calgary restaurant was ster
surance plans and some diag- obstetrics-gynecology o
would nosed with the ce
even have it covered thro virus. were not properly sterilized
ugh Roughly half of the Albe .
the government (targeted rtans The fund development
vac- polled recognized activ man-
cination) plans.” ities ager for the Edmonton
such as eating at a resta chapter
In mid-May, the Leger Mar- urant, of the Canadian Liver Foun
keting survey polled 931 eating fresh produce from da-
adult the tion said people need to
supermarket or swimming know
in a they can catch hepatitis
The CLF’s new public service announcement, ‘Cheers’, launched in July 2007.
When you are not aware of danger, it is difficult to protect yourself. That is why
the CLF has introduced a number of programs to help educate youth, young
adults, and other high-risk groups about the liver health risks associated with
alcohol, drugs, tattooing, body piercing, sex and other activities.
Young voices, the CLF’s Atlantic region peer-driven hepatitis C education
and prevention program for youth, entered its final phase in 2007 with the
development of a new website – www. streetguru.ca. Funded by the Public
Health Agency of Canada, this hands-on youth program first launched in 2003
in Moncton, New Brunswick. Young voices involved street and at-risk youth
in the development of radio spots, display materials, a stage performance,
video series, resource kit, and presentations for their peers about the risks
and realities of hepatitis C. In addition to the website, the final phase – taking
Young voices to the streets – included workshops at schools and community
centres throughout the Atlantic provinces.
In Edmonton, students from LISA (Liver Info Student Association), the
CLF’s University of Alberta campus chapter, along with CLF staff, created a
new website to highlight liver health risk factors and prevention tips relevant
to students and other young adults. The site – www.liverinfo.ca – covers
the topics of food, alcohol, drugs, sex, body art and travel and is intended not
only to raise awareness but also to encourage students to take action today to
protect their life-long liver health.
Prison populations face some of the highest risks for contracting hepatitis
C while incarcerated and upon their release may help spread the disease within
the community. To help teach inmates how to protect themselves, the CLF
BC regional staff work with the John Howard Society to present liver health
information as part of information fairs in prison facilities across the province.
10 | The fairs, which take place in 11 prisons twice a year, are an opportunity to
cover not only hepatitis C risk factors but also other liver health issues including
alcohol and fatty liver disease.
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OCTOBER 26, 2007
TAKEN FROM MEDICAL POST TAKEN FROM STR ATE
SEPTEMBER , 2007
LIVERight campaign a reminder that Liver Foundation softens stig
liver disease is about more than alcohol Liver Foundation Chairman Dr.
Annette Bourdeau ma and at the same time add
ressed a cionados, dep
women in bars, jovial groups of the stigma surrounding icting a piece
TV spot spoo ng men revelling in good-natured Kevork Peltekian of the Queen There’s nothing quite like
disease,” says Neil McOstric of broccoli held with a clea
beer ads points out a camaraderie, fellows relaxing Elizabeth II Health Sciences ing open a cold...tub of
ice founding partner at the
h, ing glove. The headline
Centre in Halifax. “In those indi- cream. agency, “Some of the
poor diet can cause in deck chairs on a warm day.
viduals, mainly it’s due to being The latest campaign from
explaining why they opte
most e ective
cleaning products are kep
just as much damage But in each of the scenes, the the spoof beer commercials t in
beer and cocktails we are accus- overweight, and if they don’t Toronto-based Canadia
n Liver The campaign features
. the fridge,” while the cop
hands lose weight, then the disease Foundation includes a 30-s the on to explain that eating
No one has to tell the Canadian tomed to seeing in the ond TV spot that spoofs
ec- new “LIVERight” slogan,
these stock characters have will progress.” beer aims to destigmatize liver coli helps the body deto
Liver Foundation how hard it is of NASH can lead to brosis, ads, featuring people part dis- The print media plan was
to ght stereotypes and mis- been replaced with a high-fat or ying ease while raising awarene n’t
high-sugar food, such as chick- cirrhosis, damaged liver, liver and indulging in sweets
rather about how to prevent it.
ss nalized at press time; the
conceptions; the CLF has been TV
, ice cream sundaes, failure and cancer of the liver. than drinking brews. It aim
s ERight is this philosophy
“LIV- began rolling out in late
ghting them for years. Now, its en wings While the public awareness to raise awareness about - live July.
new public service announce- and cotton candy. The visuals fatty in moderation, be aware...
followed by the message: campaign is intended for a lay liver disease, which is brou
ght non-judgmental, it’s pos
ment turns thought stereotypes are ience, it might also serve as on by unhealt itive,” Cl
the first line
of defense for
In Canada, the first line of
defense against illness is the
family physician. Unfortunately,
while diabetes, asthma, heart
and cancer are top-of-mind for
these health care providers, liver
disease is often misdiagnosed
or missed completely because
there is very little liver training in
The CLF and the University of
Manitoba Section of Hepatology
recognized this gap in the liver
healthcare continuum and, as a
result, established a partnership
to host updates in hepatology,
a Continuing Medical Education
(CME) program created
specifically for family physicians
and other allied health care
Held in September 2007 in
Thanks to the work of researchers both in Canada and Winnipeg, Manitoba, updates
around the world, we have seen tremendous progress in in hepatology featured
speakers from across the country
the identification, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of
presenting sessions ranging from
liver disease. Vaccines, screening tests, gene discoveries,
hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease
and increasingly effective treatments – these milestones and immunization to fatty liver
show what can be accomplished when talent is married disease, hepatotoxicity, liver
with financial resources. transplantation and more. The
Through its research grant program and joint funding goal was to provide enough
information to the participants
projects, the CLF awards critical funding to doctors and
LIVERight in the News ✚ to help them address liver health
researchers at various stages in their careers. By providing
issues in their practices without
this much-needed support, the CLF helps attract and retain burdening them with in-depth,
some of Canada’s top talent in the field and ensures the irrelevant information on liver
search for new discoveries continues. disease that, while interesting,
In 2007, the CLF was pleased to be able to award new was not applicable at the practice
level. Based on the positive
funding to 25 researchers in British Columbia, Alberta,
feedback from participants,
Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
the CME will be repeated on an
annual basis and expanded to
gold medal award recipients of the roche fellowship in
Clinical hepatology 2007
The CLF established the Gold Medal Award in 1983 to
recognize doctors and scientists internationally who have Dr. Hsiao-Ming Jung, MouNt SINaI HoSpItaL, toRoNto, oN
made a significant contribution to advancements in the Project Supervisor: Dr. Victor Feinman
field of liver research.
Dr. Andrew Y. Xuan, toRoNto WEStERN HoSpItaL, toRoNto, oN
In 2007, Dr. S. Victor Feinman, Director of the Liver Project Supervisor: Dr. Jenny Heathcote
Study Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, became
the 25th recipient of the Canadian Liver Foundation/
Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver
Gold Medal Award for his outstanding contribution
to the field of hepatology. Among his many
accomplishments, Dr. Feinman was responsible for
establishing Mount Sinai’s Liver Study Unit in 1971
and initiated a longitudinal follow-up of one of the
largest hepatitis B and C patient cohorts in North
America. In partnership with various colleagues, Dr.
Feinman is also credited with describing the first
known cases of non-A, non-B hepatitis in Canada (later
designated as hepatitis C) and with conducting the
largest transfusion study in the world demonstrating
the significance of the so-called surrogate test for the
diagnosis of hepatitis C.
Researcher Profile 〉〉 Wendong Chen 〉〉 university of toronto
born in HCV endemic countries will help in developing health policy and
Cost-effectiveness clinical guidelines for hepatitis C in Canada.
analysis of hepatitis C
screening among first- What are you hoping to achieve?
By examining the HCV epidemiology for immigrants in Canada, natural
history of the disease, the effectiveness of anti-viral treatment, patients’
quality of life, and awareness about this disease among immigrants, we
will be able to fill in some of the research gaps existing in Canada and the
Dr. Murray Krahn &
world. In the end, our analysis of the differences in HCV prevalence and
Dr. Jenny Heathcote
genotype distribution in the immigrants’ countries of origin will allow us
to create a ranking to determine which immigrant groups it would be most
cost-effective to screen.
Why did you want to undertake this particular research project?
Patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection display few, if any, symptoms, What are the implications that your research might hold for prevention,
and may go undiagnosed for years until their conditions escalate to serious diagnosis or treatment of liver disease?
liver complications and require life-saving – and costly – interventions like The results of this study will provide the health policy makers with a clear
liver transplants. HCV screening can help identify patients so that they and accurate picture of benefits and costs associated with HCV screening
can be treated before it is too late. Even though many immigrants come among immigrants in Canada. It will also help in advocating for the early
from highly endemic areas where prevalence rates of hepatitis C can be as diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C which can reduce the health care
high as 18 per cent, HCV screening is currently not recommended. Doing costs and the need for liver transplants in Canada. Finally, this study can
a health economic evaluation study of HCV screening among immigrants provide a comprehensive model for other health policy analysis.
Operating grant recipients 2007 graduate studentship recipients 2007
Operating Grants provide $60,000 per year for two years to Graduate Studentship program provides $20,000 per year,
hepatobiliary research investigators to pursue major research for a maximum of two years. These awards are intended for
projects. As the most senior award, it is offered to researchers scientists-in-training who are working towards obtaining
who hold academic appointments in Canadian universities their Masters or Ph.D. in liver research. SpEcIaL pRojEctS
or affiliated institutions.
Ava John-Baptiste, uHN – toRoNto gENERaL HoSpItaL
new investigator award Project Supervisor: Dr. Murray Krahn Finding new
Dr. Robert Myers, uNIVERSIty oF caLgaRy Cost-effectiveness of treating hCv infected persons funding solutions for
Noninvasive prediction of hepatic fibrosis using serum who are active or recent substance abusers with liver research
markers in patients with chronic hepatitis B. anti-viral therapy.
Canada can boast of being
Dr. Arnim Pause, McgILL uNIVERSIty Donald Graham, uNIVERSIty oF aLbERta home to many of the world’s
Functional characterization of hepatitis C virus proteins Project Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Mason leading liver specialists and
in rNa replication. viral induction of autoimmune biliary disease by mouse researchers – and yet, funding
mammary tumour virus in the NOD.c3c4 mouse model to support their work is hard
Dr. Kostas Pantopoulos, McgILL uNIVERSIty of primary biliary cirrhosis. to come by. Competition for
regulation and function of hepcidin
research funding is fierce and
Wendong Chen, uNIVERSIty oF toRoNto
liver projects are often not given
Dr. Florence Wong, uNIVERSIty oF toRoNto Project Supervisors: Dr. Murray Krahn & Dr. Jenny Heathcote
the same priority or level of
the use of terlipressin followed by tiPs insertion Cost-effectiveness analysis of hepatitis C screening
in the management of hepatorenal syndrome type 2 among first-generation immigrants. support as studies focusing on
in cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites. other health conditions.
Bill Andriopoulos, As the top non-profit funder
Dr. Fernando Alvarez, uNIVERSIty oF MoNtREaL Lady daVIS INStItutE FoR MEdIcaL RESEaRcH, MoNtREaL of liver research in Canada, the
Development of specific immunotherapies for Project Supervisor: Dr. Kostas Pantopoulos CLF is continually faced with
treatment of autoimmune hepatitis. the role of soluble hemojuvelin in hepatic having too many worthy projects
hepcidin regulation. and not enough funds to go
Dr. Mark Swain, uNIVERSIty oF caLgaRy around. To try and find ways
NKt: regulatory t cell interactions in the Aditya Murthy, uNIVERSIty oF toRoNto
to maximize existing funding
control of hepatitis. Project Supervisor: Dr. Rama Khokha
channels and generate new
tiMP3 and the regulation of hepatocyte apoptosis,
ones, the CLF organized the
inflammation and carcinogenesis.
first national Liver summit
Gloria Woo, uNIVERSIty oF toRoNto in May 2007. Bringing together
Project Supervisor: Dr. Murray Krahn over 30 stakeholders including
evolving paradigms for hepatitis B anti-viral therapy. professional associations, key
opinion leaders, government
and pharmaceutical industry
representatives, the Summit
provided the opportunity to
discuss the development of new
and effective funding models
for liver research and how the
CLF could serve as a hub. With
ongoing funding shortages
affecting the recruitment and
retention of talented liver
researchers, all involved agreed
that change was needed to
ensure that the search for
treatments and cures continues.
summer studentship recipients 2007
Summer Studentship program awards $4,000 over a period irma Brecht award
of three months to undergraduate students to allow them to Sean Ferland, uNIVERSIty oF aLbERta
pursue liver-related research projects under the guidance of Project Supervisor: Dr. Klaus Gutfreund
leading liver researchers. Novel targets to resolve chronic viral hepatitis B:
exploring the role of cytotoxic t-lymphocyte antigen 4
the seved soderquist memorial summer studentship (CtLa-4) in the duck hepatitis B model
Shuangbo Liu, uNIVERSIty oF MaNItoba
Project Supervisor: Dr. Gerald Minuk Diana Diao, uNIVERSIty oF bRItISH coLuMbIa
role of LChaD deficiency in liver diseases associated Project Supervisor: Dr. Mel Krajden
with pregnancy Newly acquired hCv infection among illicit drug users
Henry Nguyen, uNIVERSIty oF caLgaRy trisha nagpal memorial studentship
Project Supervisor: Dr. Mark G. Swain Kenneth Ho, uNIVERSIty oF ottaWa HEaRt INStItutE
Contribution of altered aDaM-17 (taCe) activity to Project Supervisor: Dr. Yves L. Marcel
defective monocytic tNF processing in cholestasis Can PPara stimulation reduce liver disease
in NPC1-null mice?
Adam Fontebasso, cHuM, HôpItaL SaINt-Luc
Project Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Rose Rabia Bana, McMaStER uNIVERSIty
studies of the role of protein tyrosine nitration in the Project Supervisor: Dr. Bernardo Trigatti
pathogenesis of encephalopathy in chronic liver failure role of the hDL receptor sr-Bi in hepatic synthesis and
secretion of apoB containing lipoproteins in mice
Annie Feng, uNIVERSIty oF caLgaRy
Project Supervisor: Dr. Samuel S. Lee Céline Giordano, uNIVERSIty oF ottaWa
Protective effect of erythropoietin on Project Supervisor: Dr. Curtis Cooper
cirrhotic cardiomyopathy evaluation of the influence of race and language on
chronic hepatitis C virus infection management
Tyler Ngai, uNIVERSIty oF bRItISH coLuMbIa
14 | Project Supervisor: Dr. Brian Conway Davie Wong, uNIVERSIty oF MaNItoba
the hi-Lo study; evaluation of a multi-disciplinary Project Supervisor: Dr. Tooru Mizuno
approach for the treatment of hCv infection in the role of hypothalamic leptin-mtOr signaling
injection drug users in fatty liver disease
Researcher Profile 〉〉 Dr. Fernando Alvarez 〉〉 university of Montreal
development of which targets specific cells have been proposed for the treatment of several
specific immunotherapies diseases, including autoimmune diseases. Our recently generated animal
for treatment of model of autoimmune hepatitis is particularly suitable for the testing of
autoimmune hepatitis. new therapies.
What are you hoping to achieve?
We intend to test new specific immunotherapies to obtain a complete
remission of autoimmune hepatitis. We will assess the ability of short-term
treatments to rapidly induce a state of remission and their impact, at the
molecular level, on the liver and on the entire immune system.
Why did you want to undertake this particular research project? What are the implications that your research might hold for prevention,
Current treatments of autoimmune hepatitis are based on the long term diagnosis, treatment of liver disease?
administration of non-specific immunosuppressive drugs to control the This bench to bedside approach could lead to the development of new, less
inflammatory process. While effective in most patients, these treatments have damaging and more specific treatments for autoimmune hepatitis patients
harmful side effects. In recent years, new and more specific immunotherapies and may also help us understand the pathogenesis of the disease.
In 2007, the Canadian Liver Foundation commenced a current and future liver research decreased from $862 thousand in 2006 to $202 thousand in 2007. At the
fundamental change in fundraising philosophy and strategy. thousand in 2006 to $62 thousand in 2007. same time, operating expenditures decreased from
The Board of Directors approved a shift from reliance on Despite this change in strategy, we increased the approximately $4 million in 2006 to $3.4 million in
resource-heavy fundraising techniques to a more balanced funding by the Medical Research Fund from $640 2007 for a 15 per cent reduction. This reduction reflects
approach, focused on corporate and community originated thousand in 2006 to $965 thousand in 2007, representing management decisions to further shift our efforts away
donations. At the same time, the Foundation launched its an increase of 51 per cent. from resource-heavy fundraising initiatives.
new LIVERight initiative to position itself as an authority Our Research Trust Fund paid out $213 thousand I am also pleased to report that our financial position
within the broader scope of liver health and to provide and we are committed to further funding in 2008 – 2010 at the end of 2007 remains fiscally sound. We have
additional channels for sponsorship and fundraising. We totaling approximately $1 million. substantial investments of approximately $2.9 million
are confident that this change in strategy will position In 2007, we continued to foster a strong partnership and cash of $1.5 million and are well positioned to fund
the Canadian Liver Foundation well to meet its business with the Research and Medical community in support of research commitments.
objectives and adjust its approach to the realities of the current and future research as a result of which donations We would like to express our sincere thanks to our
ever-increasing competitive fundraising environment. increased from $285 thousand to $539 thousand, volunteers, program partners, professional advisors and
The beginning of this transition is reflected in representing an increase of 89 per cent. staff for their efforts and invaluable contributions which
revenues, which decreased from $8.5 million in 2006 Despite very volatile market conditions, our will enable our continuing commitment to Canadians
to $7 million in 2007. At the same time, income to fund investment income increased by 35 per cent from $150 who rely on the Canadian Liver Foundation.
Paul Derksen, CA, seCretarY/treasurer
Financial position Summary as at december 31, 2007 and 2006
General Fund Research Trust Funds Medical Research Fund Total
2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006
Current $1,447,101 $1,904,795 $259,738 $47,020 $79,067 $3,715 $1,785,906 $1,955,530
Investments $286,852 $316,415 $1,709,242 $1,242,638 $952,729 $926,229 $2,948,823 $2,485,282
Capital Assets $60,998 $55,865 $0 $0 $0 $0 $60,998 $55,865
$1,794,951 $2,277,075 $1,968,980 $1,289,658 $1,031,796 $929,944 $4,795,727 $4,496,677
Current $283,800 $167,805 $0 $0 $0 $0 $283,800 $167,805
Fund Balance $1,511,151 $2,109,270 $1,968,980 $1,289,658 $1,031,796 $929,944 $4,511,927 $4,328,872
$1,794,951 $2,277,075 $1,968,980 $1,289,658 $1,031,796 $929,944 $4,795,727 $4,496,677
operations Summary for the year Ended december 31, 2007 and 2006
General Fund Research Trust Funds Medical Research Fund Total
2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006
Donations and Chapter Revenue $6,112,502 $7,841,830 $645,519 $469,590 $0 $0 $6,758,021 $8,311,420
Interest and Other Income $35,051 $24,390 $96,238 $68,016 $70,190 $57,624 $201,479 $150,030
$6,147,553 $7,866,220 $741,757 $537,606 $70,190 $57,624 $6,959,500 $8,461,450
Programs $2,313,789 $2,584,513 $213,902 $394,706 $8,818 $3,335 $2,536,509 $2,982,554
Research Grants $0 $0 $0 $0 $964,824 $639,772 $964,824 $639,772
Operating $3,396,389 $3,977,630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,396,389 $3,977,630
$5,710,178 $6,562,143 $213,902 $394,706 $973,642 $643,107 $6,897,722 $7,599,956
Excess (deficiency) of revenue
over expenditure for the year $437,375 $1,304,077 $527,855 $142,900 ($903,452) ($585,483) $61,778 $861,494
Interfund transfers to support activities
of the Medical and Research Trust Funds ($1,052,058) ($844,816) $84,031 ($220,768) $968,027 $1,065,584 $0 $0
Transitional adjustment on adoption
of new accounting standards $16,564 $67,436 $37,277 $121,277 $0
Fund Balance — Beginning of Year $2,109,270 $1,650,009 $1,289,658 $1,367,526 $929,944 $449,843 $4,328,872 $3,467,378
Fund Balance — End of Year $1,511,151 $2,109,270 $1,968,980 $1,289,658 $1,031,796 $929,944 $4,511,927 $4,328,872
Complete financial statements including explanatory notes as audited by Grant Thornton LLP are available from the Canadian Liver Foundation National office.
thank you to our donors
this list does not fully reflect the many donors that have generously given to the canadian Liver Foundation in 2007.
We would like to thank all of our donors for their dedication and support.
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Partenaires organisationnels Carnduff & District Donors Choice Gudeway Medavie Blue Cross shake experts
1107748 alberta Ltd. Casa Grecque (BLP ) hakim rugs Mel’s heating & air Conditioning services sherrie’s services
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152245 Canada inc. CCJ Contracting Ltd. hl staedler Company Meridian sime Farms
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abbaco holdings Cinram international inc. hôtel de la Montagne Milan & Maureen ilich Foundation smith Williams and Bateman insurance
action athletic Cistel Foundation – Community hôtel de ville de Laval Miller thomson Pouliot south Burnaby royal Canadian Legion
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almag aluminum inc. Coast Capital savings ia Clarington investments inc. Monarch stores Ltd. spruce Grove veterinary Clinic
alpa Lumber inc. Cologero argento iBeW Local 353 Mulvey & Banai inc spyech, Gary economo
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arC energy trust Cronus technologies inc. of Guysborough insurance Board
arC resources Ltd. CtC energy Nathan steinberg Family Foundation stante Waked & associes inc.
arcas Group inc. Ctv Nehpets holdings Ltd. stantec Consulting Ltd.
investissements elmag inc.
arjon Construction Ltd. CvrD inco Ltd. Newfoundland and Labrador hydro steel Craft Door Products Ltd.
army, Navy, air Force vets Davis LLP NFLD & Labrador Credit union steeples Construction (2005) Ltd.
isaac Warnica PC
in Canada unit 284 Days hotel & Conference Centre NFLD & Labrador Liquor Corporation système d’alarme G.F.D. inc.
isanne Weiner Boutique
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italian Centre shop Ltd.
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astellas Pharma Canada inc. telsec Developments Ltd.
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Dorbar insurance agency J. P. Metal Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada inc.
atCO Gas the Joseph segal Family Foundation
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atlantic hepatology the Lord Nelson hotel & suites
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au vieux Duluth the Molson Donation Fund
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BDO Dunwoody LLP transCanada PipeLines Limited
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ericson Canada inc. Kimberly-Clark Canada incorporated Philanthropy Preceptorship Fund
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Bell Canada employee Giving Program trillium home LOBa Ontario West inc.
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employees Foundation union #52 Benevolent society
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BMW Mini – Laval Donor Choice Program
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Fondation communautaire Provincial Managers Golf tournament
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university of Manitoba) reputation institute
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et retraités Du CN
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(Wetaskiwin Chapter 559)
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Merci a nos donateurs
cette liste ne représente pas tous les donateurs qui ont contribué à la Foundation canadienne du foie en 2007.
Nous désirons remercier tous nos donateurs leur engagement et soutien.
individual donors Mr. eric Dussault Dr. M. Kaleem Frank Napoli Mrs. Dorothy shaver
donateurs individuels Dr. Jane Dywan Ms. Mary Kamann Joan Nash Mr. J. shaw
Mr. John abraham Mrs. Jean Dziuba Mr. Del Kearney Mr. Joseph h. Natywary Mrs. elizabeth sheehan
Ms. Mary C. addison Mr. Wilfred M estey r. tom Kee Ms. susanna Ng Lois siegel
Ms. Donna agnew Mr. Darren evans Mr. thomas Kelly Mr. robert Nowe Dr. G. simons
s. agrawal Mr. & Mrs. r. Farewell William Kelly Mrs. Nancy Nyman simpson Family
Gary anderson Mr. ron Farrell Mrs. Kathryn Kennedy Ms. sandra Nymark Mr. Kristofer siriunas
J. astill Mr. Paul Faynwachs Mr. robert Kennish Mr. edward J. O’Connell Mrs. ruby sirons
Mr. Dwayne Bacon robert Fenn Mrs. r. Kenny Mr. Mike O’Connor Mr. Clayton sissons
Mr. John Baird Mrs. Barbara Fenwick Mrs. Mary Killam George Oldreive Ms. Marion skinner
Mr. & Mrs. G. Baker Curtis & Debralee Fernets Ms. Gloria Kilosky Ms. Geraldine O’Meara N. slevison-Klein
Dr. vickie Baracos Cheryl Fienberg Mr. Darcy Kirby Mrs. virginia O’rourke Mrs. Joy slykhuis
Mr. William Barnett Mr. George Fink Mr. Peter Klassen Mr. Doug Orvis Mr. roger smith
Ms. Nancy Barootes Mr. John h. Foley henry Knowles P. Osbourne Morneau sobeco
Bruce Barrie Ms. B. Foster Laura Kogan Peter O’sullivan Marianne soy
Mr. Paul Beeston Mr. andre Gagnon Dr. Me Krajden Mrs. Denise Otten Mr. Chuck spaetgens
Marianne Bell robert Gagnon Paula Lam Mr. Bernard Ozawa Mr. David speth
Chris Benoit Mario Galella M. Lamba Mrs. Janet Panabaker Caroline spika
Mrs. Pearl Beros Mr. thorsten Gaul Mr. robert Lane Mr. & Mrs. Don & Leslie Park Mr. Cliff stark
roland & Marie Bertin Mr. r. Gelinas Mr. Michael Lawrence Kent Parker Mrs. Deborah starzynski
Mr. earl Beyers Barbara Giacomello thein Le Mr. Dennis Parkinson Mr. robert steane
Mr. Frank Bialystok Mr. Peter Gibson Mr. vincent Leblanc Mr. John B. Paterson Mr. a. steele
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