Volunteers are at the heart of all that we do and it starts with an understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Watch our orientation video (running time is about 15 minutes) to learn about who we are, what we do, how we do it and the incredible impact volunteers make every day.
Download the National Volunteer Orientation Presentation
Chapters play a critical role in delivering the mission of Crohn's and Colitis Canada. We've created the tools below to assist in this work.
Chapter Guidelines (2017 Update)
Chapter Annual Planning Tool:
Chapter Annual Plan (2017 Update)
Chapter Elections Quick Reference one pager
Chapter Position Descriptions:
Chapter Volunteer Engagement Lead
Chapter Programs & Education Lead
Chapter Community Outreach Lead
Community Fundraising Connector
Digital Outreach Lead
Youth Engagement Lead
Local Chapter Volunteer
Ways to involve volunteers in your Chapter
Chapter Meetings Overview
Core Chapter Areas of Activity and leadership roles
Chapter Role Diagram
Role Specific Core Activities and Interactions
Chapter President Training:
Chapter President Orientation (Watch on YouTube)
Our 25th Annual Gutsy Walk takes place virtually on Sunday, August 23rd.
As the largest community event supporting the 270,000 Canadians who live with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, the virtual Gutsy Walk rallies Canadians across the country to walk anywhere, anyhow to raise much-needed funds to advance research into the cures.
Our Gutsy Walk volunteers help bring this fun-filled event to life! Below you will find resources you can use to make your local event a great success.
Visit gutsywalk.ca to register, volunteer or donate.
Recordings of our webinars to help Gutsy Walk committee volunteers in their particular areas of responsibility:
Fundraising and Sponsorship Webinar (2019)
Event Day Experience webinar (2019)
Media Relations Training Presentation
Media Pitch Template
Media Advisory Template
Media Follow-Up Template
Gutsy Walk Key Messages
About Crohn's and Colitis Canada
About Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Community Engagement Tools:
Facebook Event Calendar Template
Community Event Calendar Template
10 second version
30 second version
Twitter Cover Photo (EN)
Twitter Cover Photo (FR)
Facebook Cover Photo (EN)
Facebook Cover Photo (FR)
Image for Twitter or Facebook Post (EN)
Image for Twitter or Facebook Post (FR)
Image for Instagram (EN)
*To download each cover photo, click on the above link, right click on the image and select "Save as"
Newly Diagnosed Night toolkit:
Open House & Community Outreach tools:
see your staff partner for the full Open House event in a box toolkit
Open House Poster Template
Laying Down the Welcome Mat (presentation from GUTS2015)
Awareness & Brand presentation (presentation from GUTS2014)
Building Awareness (presentation from GUTS2015)
Digital Outreach tools:
For volunteers who manage chapter social media accounts and other online commuications, our training webinar offers information on how to make the most of your chapter's digital activities.
Watch the Digital Outrach Lead orientation webinar