Get Involved with CANIBD

Supported by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, CANIBD is a community of practice of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CSGNA). CANIBD is governed by a Steering Committee and has ad hoc working groups. 

Steering Committee Members

  • Usha Chauhan, Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Emily Cordeaux, Research Grants and Evaluation Specialist, Crohn's and Colitis Canada
  • Cathy Arnold Cormier, President Elect, CSGNA
  • Barbara Currie, QEII Health Sciences Centre
  • Karen Frost, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Kate Lee, Vice President, Research and Patient Programs, Crohn's and Colitis Canada
  • Marie-Louise Martin, Alberta Health Services
  • Irina Nistor, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
  • Jennifer Stretton, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
  • Melanie Watson, Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Lisa Westin, Alberta Health Services

upcoming activities

Annual Conference

CANIBD holds an annual conference in conjunction with Meeting of the Minds in Toronto, ON. Stay tuned for the 2019 dates!

past activities


  • J-Pouch Assessment, Management and Surveillance: An APN Led J-Pouch Clinic, presented by Michele Rubin APN, CNS, CGRN
  • Microscopic Colitis – More Than Meets the Eye, presented by Dr. John Marshall                      
  • Total IBD Care – Loss of Response and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, presented by Dr. Neeraj Narula
  • Crohn’s disease - An update on current management with a focus on incorporating Ustekinumab into clinical practice, presented by Dr. Lindsay Crabbe
Become a CANIBD Member to access webinar recordings and other educational resources!

Stay up-to-date on the latest news!

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Recent newsletters:

CANIBD News for January 2019
CANIBD News for September 2018
CANIBD News for Summer 2018

Have questions about CANIBD? 

Email us at if you would like more information about how to become a member of CANIBD, or if you have any questions about your current CANIBD membership.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 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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