Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes an individual for their significant contribution to our promise of finding the cures and improving the lives of people living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. They have delivered lasting and notable contributions and represent one or more of the following:

  • Compassionate leader in the care and treatment of patients
  • Community leader who has worked tirelessly to improve lives locally and/or across Canada
  • Innovative leader in transforming care and/or finding the cure(s)


Image of Marilyn Finkelstein, Crohn's and Colitis Canada Founder

Marilyn Finkelstein

2019 - Toronto
Image of Don Lebovitz - Crohn's and Colitis Canada Founder

Don Lebovitz

2019 - Toronto
Image of Dr Khursheed Jeejeebhoy

Dr Khursheed Jeejeebhoy

2018 - Toronto
Image of Grant Mitchell

Grant Mitchell

2018 - Winnipeg
Image of Dr Zane Cohen

Dr Zane Cohen

2017 - Toronto

  • 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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