Help Build Awareness

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis affect one in every 140 Canadians – yet few people know of the extent of inflammatory bowel disease in Canada OR of the impact it has on people's lives.


Volunteer with our Crohn's and Colitis Canada media activities, by sharing local events, arranging interviews with people who want to share their stories, engaging with social media both locally and nationally, and/or by reaching out to the media to ask them to play/print our television, radio and print advertisements in the spring (for Gutsy Walk) and in the fall (for Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Month in November). Click here to apply.

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Share your story

Personal stories are the key to showing the impact. If you live with Crohn's or colitis – or are close to someone who has these diseases – your story can help to  demonstrate the impact these diseases have on the lives of children, adults, their families, relationships, and their futures.

You can also share your story on our social media pages, particularly Facebook, to share your story with others in our community or those trying to learn about IBD.

Questions, contact

If you are feeling overwhelmed or need help, visit our Gutsy Peer support page for Peer to Peer help or Group support.

  • 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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