Thursday, February 11, 2021
Dr. Clifford Librach is the Founder and Director of the CReATe Fertility Centre and CReATe Cord Blood Bank (Toronto, Ontario). He is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto. He is currently the chair of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Reproductive Biology Section and is the past president of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS). Dr. Librach has shown unparalleled leadership and commitment and has made significant contributions to current fertility practices in Canada.
Dr. Librach played an integral role in the establishment of the reproductive biology clinical and research programs at Women’s College Hospital in 1991 and served as division head of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Women’s College Hospital for 25 years. Dr. Librach also served on the committees for development of standards for the Canadian Royal College Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) fellowship; development of CPSO standards for REI practice; and for funding of ART in Ontario. He has also presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee regarding the Assisted Human Reproduction Act.
Dr. Librach has been interviewed extensively on Assisted Reproductive Technology-related topics in the national and international media. Dr. Librach is also a leader in the field of reproductive medicine research. He has been an invited speaker at 30+ international and national meetings, and he has published over 100 peer-reviewed original publications, 9 book chapters, and over 400 abstracts.
Meredith has a diverse background working in many industries using her accounting, tax, and banking experience. She is the mother to an energetic toddler, Mersadiz. Meredith and her husband Jason had a difficult time maintaining a pregnancy and their best option for conception was IVF. Meredith is passionate about raising awareness regarding the various journeys to parenthood, including increasing fertility and family planning discussions in workplaces.
Amira and her husband experienced secondary infertility. After several failed intrauterine insemination attempts, Amira conceived her twins through IVF. It was her own personal experience with infertility that was the catalyst for www.healinginfertility.ca.
Amira is a Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Toronto, Ontario. Amira has both a bachelor and master’s degree in social work from the University of Manitoba. She works with individuals and couples who are struggling with infertility. Amira developed, and now facilitates, the Mind-Body Fertility Group and Online Mindfulness Fertility Series.
In addition to working with individuals, couples, and families providing therapy in a secure and safe setting, Amira is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Amira is a certified Hypnotherapist and Reiki practitioner. Amira is also the mother of three miracles. She supports couples worldwide.
Alexandra is a certified Fertility Coach and Pregnancy Loss Doula. She is passionate about helping women reclaim their miracle mindset and fulfill their destiny as powerful creators. Alexandra coaches and leads workshops internationally, and has most recently helped to create the support curriculum for Sunnybrook Hospital’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network.
Alexandra supports clients through their fertility journey and guides them to create the life they desire. She is blessed to have been a part of hundreds of miracle stories.
For more information about Alexandra, visit www.asklovereceive.com.
Women’s Philanthropy Chair:
Women’s Philanthropy Vice-Chair:
Sara Lass, Meredith Mednick, Alexandra Sipos-Kocsis