Regional Chapter Volunteer Opportunities: Community Outreach Lead

LOCATIONS: AB-Calgary, Lethbridge | BC-Abbotsford, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Victoria | ON-Durham, Halton, Sudbury, York 
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 Community Outreach Lead?

As the Chapter Community Outreach Lead, you will provide support to the Chapter, including:
  • Work closely with staff partner and Chapter Executive to implement advocacy and awareness initiatives in the local community and within the Chapter
  • Build relationships with local community partners  and venues (schools, Service clubs, Employee Health events, Health Partners) to secure opportunities for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada to share organizational and disease-related information
  • Participate in local, regional and national advocacy opportunities (ie Crohn’s and Colitis  Awareness Month)  including liaison with locally-implemented advocacy projects like GoHere Washroom Access Initiative
  • Participate as available on task forces and working groups on national advocacy projects and initiatives
Time Commitment:
  • 1-3 hours per week for ongoing support and liaison with staff partner, Chapter volunteers
  • 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
What you bring:
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written and very comfortable with public speaking
  • Strong ties within the local community are an asset. A desire and aptitude for networking and building relationships of various types. Responsive to timely needs and opportunities
  • Ideally, experience in a Chapter volunteer role
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



  • 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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