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 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

Board Members

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Adrianna Czornyj

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Ron Dunn

Image of Susan Cowan

Susan Cowan

Vice Chair
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Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon

Image of John Van de Pol

John Van de Pol

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Sylvain Chiasson

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Dr. Eric Benchimol, MD, PhD, FRCPC

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Ken Harris

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Ruth Scully

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Steve Thompson

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Dr. Kaley Wilson, PhD


  • 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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