Volunteer Impact

At Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, we see and recognize the impact of volunteers every day.   

 Volunteers across the country dedicate their time, effort, skills, and talents to help make the lives of those living with IBD better.  Volunteers help to educate, advocate for healthy public policy, and contribute to fundraising so that Crohn’s and Colitis Canada can continue to fund critical research and life-changing patient programs. 

Whether you have volunteered before, or if this is your first foray into the world of volunteering, there is so much you can bring and can learn from volunteering.  

As a volunteer with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, you can expect: 

  • To have a real impact on the IBD community by contributing to research funding to find a cure and quality-of-life programming 
  • The opportunity to be part of a community, meet new people, and expand your network  
  • A dedicated staff partner and role-specific training 
  • Continued thanks and acknowledgment from Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and the wider IDB community for your role and impact 
  • Regular volunteer learning and development opportunities  
  • Opportunities to expand your horizons as the volunteer program continues to grow and diversify.   
  • Quarterly volunteer newsletters to keep you up to date on the volunteer program as a whole 
  • References/verifications of hours upon request 
If you have any questions, please reach out to the Volunteer Engagement Team at volunteer...crohnsandcolitis...ca or you can view current volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer E-Recognition 

Would you like to celebrate a great volunteer or team of volunteers?  We love to hear stories about volunteer impact and will share the recognition and acknowledgment with the volunteer(s).   

If you've had a great interaction with a volunteer, with a team of volunteers, or if you have seen the impact of a volunteer or volunteer program on yourself, a loved one, or on your community please share your story with us.  

Know a Great Volunteer- share your story!  

What’s it like to volunteer with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada?

Check out this video from Talk About Guts LIVE: Volunteer Voices. This online panel event was moderated by Lori Radke (President and CEO, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada) as she was joined by a remarkable group of volunteers from across our community and country.

  • 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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