A letter of thanks to our volunteers for National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to highlight the impact volunteers have across the country. Here at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, we are especially fortunate to have over 7,000 people share their time and talents with us each year as volunteers. We are a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization and our success is measured by the strength of our partnership with volunteers.

We work hand in hand with volunteers to:
  • raise funds to invest in research to find cures and improved treatments
  • make connections that build community
  • bring Crohn’s and colitis out from behind closed doors 
  • stop the missed moments and end the isolation so many feel
On behalf of the 1 in 150 Canadians living with these chronic, debilitating diseases, please know you are making a difference when you partner with us. We could not help so many people without your support through programs like Camp Got2Go, the AbbVie IBD Scholarship, local community Chapter meetings that offer informal support as well our online Gutsy Peer Support, the Gutsy Learning Series and so much more. Every day, your efforts bring us closer to our Promise to find cures and improve the lives of children and adults living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Thank you, during National Volunteer Week and for every moment you work hand in hand with us.

With sincere gratitude,

Mina Mawani
President and CEO

Harvey Doerr
Chair, Board of Directors

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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