Chapter President


Volunteers play an integral role in delivering our promise of finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of Canadians living with these chronic diseases. As a volunteer with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, the impact of your efforts will be felt by the millions of Canadians affected by Crohn's or colitis today, and for years to come. We encourage you to apply and join our team.

Are you the right fit to join our team as a Chapter President Volunteer?

As the Chapter President, you will provide leadership and direction to the Chapter Executive, including:

  • Adhere to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada policies and procedures, including the Volunteer Code of Conduct
  • Maintaining and building an active and engaged Chapter to meet local needs, delivering on the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Promise
  • Act as an ambassador for both Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and the Chapter in the community at large
  • Lead the succession planning for the Chapter, focusing on key priorities such as programs and services, fundraising and volunteer engagement
  • Ensure the Chapter is active in key areas outlined in the Chapter Guidelines, including involvement in governance activities and has an annual plan  developed

 Time Commitment:

  • 2-4 hours per week for ongoing support and liaison with Chapter volunteers and staff partner
  • Evening and weekend activity is required to attend Chapter meetings and capture high traffic times. Some daytime availability is ideal for liaison with staff partner (phone calls, emails)
  • This role requires a commitment of a minimum of 1 year, with the option to be re-elected

What you bring:

  • Experience leading a group of people, especially with planning activities. Strong ties within the local community are an asset
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written and experience with public speaking
  • Excellent attention to detail, well organized and responsive to timely needs and opportunities

 What we offer:

  • A community of support, a dedicated staff partner, team of peers and role-specific training
  • An opportunity to use and grow professional skills, expand your network
  • A hands-on chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis in your community

This role involves in-person interactions. Crohn’s and Colitis Canada encourages volunteers and community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by their local or provincial Public Health authorities. We take the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers seriously, especially in light of the fact that people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis may have compromised immune systems, which is why we continue to follow the guidance of local Public Health authorities.


  • 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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