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

past activities

  • Webinar: Crohn’s disease - An update on current management with a focus on incorporating Ustekinumab into clinical practice
Become a CANIBD Member to access webinar recordings and other educational resources!

Have questions about CANIBD? 

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Archive of past newsletters:

CANIBD News for Summer 2018
CANIBD updates for Spring 2018


  • 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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