Board of Directors

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is governed by a volunteer board of directors, elected by our members across the country. Our membership is comprised of directors and chapter voting representatives.

The Board of Directors guides our strategic goals and priorities, sets policies, and ensures that our organization follows good governance and demonstrates accountability to our stakeholders.

Click here to view Crohn's and Colitis Canada's new 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

Executive Committee

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Mark Whitmore

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Adrianna Czornyj

Co-Vice Chair
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Ron Dunn

Co-Vice Chair
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John Van de Pol

Director & Treasurer
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Grant Mitchell

Image of Chantal Hevey

Chantal Hevey

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Sylvain Chiasson


Board Members

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Dr. Eric Benchimol, MD, PhD, FRCPC

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Ruth Scully

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Steve Thompson

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Lawrence E. Davis

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Thomas (Tom) Tutsch

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Ken Harris

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Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon


  • 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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