Youth Education Series

Crohn's and Colitis Canada's Fall 2018 Youth Education Series

October 4th, 2018 we hosted a Facebook Live event on Living Well with Crohn's or Colitis. Featuring past AbbVie IBD Scholarship Receipients Joe Shaw and Leslie Hernandez, we had a lively and interactive discussion on what it's like being a student with IBD.

October 24th, 2018 we hosted a webinar on Eating Well with Crohn's or Colitis. Our presenters were Jennifer Haskett, Registered Dietitian at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Shira Gertsman, past AbbVie IBD Scholarship Recipient. 

Browse through our library of past Youth Education Series events below. Featuring  youth-friendly presentations on topics such as mental health and IBD, budgeting with a chronic illness, transitioning (to adult care and to post-secondary school) and more!

  • 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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