Volunteer Awards

Recognizing that our organization was built upon a foundation of dedicated volunteers, healthcare professionals, and community and corporate partners, we celebrate those who help us to achieve what we couldn’t possibly do alone. 

In honour of all the generous hearts who are active in their chapters, walk door to door, work water stations along our walk course, stuff envelopes, compile data, deliver presentations, open doors, inspire others, care or stand up for those living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis – it is not only our duty to recognize and celebrate their contributions, it is our privilege. Award recipients will be recognized at our GUTS conference in the Fall.

Check back in Spring 2021 for nomination timelines​!​

To nominate someone you know for a Volunteer Award, click HERE.

This year's volunteer awards include:

The Unsung Hero Award

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This award is intended to highlight the achievements of individual Crohn’s and Colitis Canada volunteers and their contribution to the fulfillment of our mission. The award recognizes a volunteer who has inconspicuously made a substantial contribution to the work of the organization over time and may or may not have held any particular office or been previously recognized for their efforts. This award is presented at our annual GUTS conference.

Past recipients include:

  • BC - Perry Monych
  • AB - Patrizia Coppola
  • SK - Dan DeForrest
  • MB - David W Moore
  • ON - Debra Power *
  • QC - Sylvain Mantha
  • Mari- Mandi Lawson
  • NL -Betty Priddle
  • NL - Marion Organ
  • NB - Julie Cyr Dubé
  • SK - Nathan and April Stang
  • MB - Donna Doman
  • ON - Sharon Fennell
  • QC - Shannon Epstein*
  • BC - Peter Dobranowski
  • AB - Catharine Smart
* Recipient of National Unsung Hero Award

Make It Stop. For Life. Team Award

Make It Stop. For Life 2017 Award Winners

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is pleased to invite nominations for The Make It Stop. For Life. Team Award to recognize a group of volunteers (Chapters, Affiliates, committees or other Crohn’s and Colitis Canada volunteer groups) who demonstrate collaboration and innovation while reaching outstanding achievements in advancing our mission with particular emphasis on the impact made on improving the lives of children and adults affected by Crohn’s or colitis. The impact could be made in any area, including (but not limited to) awareness, outreach, patient support, volunteer engagement and/or fundraising.

Past recipients include:

  • NS - Halifax Chapter
  • QC - Montreal Generation C
  • ON - Queen's University Chapter
  • BC - Fraser Valley West*
  • AB - Red Deer Affiliate
  • NL - Eastern Avalon
  • MB - "It Takes Guts" Barrel Race - Erin Cathcart & Family
  • ON - Martini Madness Committee*
  • QC - Montreal Gala Committee
* Recipient of National Make it stop. For Life. Team Award

Gutsiest Walk - Team Award

Gutsiest Walk Award 2017 Winners

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is pleased to invite nominations for The Gutsiest Walk Award to highlight a special combination of hard work, achievement and spirit by a Gutsy Walk committee. It is a mixture of achieving strong fundraising outcomes, along with a great team attitude, creativity in bringing the event to life and strong engagement of the local community through volunteerism, participation and donations.

Past recipients include:

  • BC - Vancouver
  • MB - Winnipeg 
  • ON - York Region
  • QC - Quebec City*
  • NL - Exploits Valley
  • NS - Halifax, Atlantic Canada
  • SK - Swift Current, Central Canada
  • ON - Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario
  • QC - Monteregie, Quebec
  • BC - Nanaimo, Canada*
* Recipient of National Gutsiest Walk Award

A BIG advanced thanks to anyone who takes the time to help recognize our amazing volunteers. 

Deliberation will happen throughout the summer and winners will be announced in the Fall. If you have any questions, or require further info, please contact us at: volunteer@crohnsandcolitis.ca

  • 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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