GUTS Volunteer Conference 2023 Event Information

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

Time Agenda Items
12:00 PM EST Welcome from CEO, Lori Radke
12:10 PM EST Hear from Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Funded Researchers (plus a Q&A!)
1:00 PM EST  Hear how a fellow volunteer organized her community to raise funds and awareness
1:55 PM EST Volunteer Awards Video Premier! Celebrate the winners of the 2023 Volunteer Awards!
2:05 PM EST Networking with other volunteers (log into Zoom by 12:30pm Eastern to receive your Skip the Dishes gift card to fuel your networking!)
3:00 PM EST Event Closing  


  • 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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