GUTS 2023 Volunteer Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern Time

GUTS Volunteer Conference

Volunteers are at the heart of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Our organization was founded by volunteers, and that legacy remains important to this day.  

It is because of the time and talent of our volunteers that we are able to more fully deliver on our promise of improving the lives of everyone living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and fundraise to find cures to these diseases. Whether by organizing a fundraising event, providing peer support or advocating in their communities, our volunteers are making an incredible impact on Canada’s Crohn’s and colitis community. 
The GUTS Volunteer Conference is our chance to thank our volunteers for their dedication to the cause, offering them an opportunity to connect with other volunteers and explore new ways to shine their light! It is also our opportunity to hear their thoughts on volunteering and the work Crohn’s and Colitis Canada does to support everyone impacted by inflammatory bowel disease. 

For any questions or feedback you can reach the Volunteer Engagement team at .

  • 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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