You're not alone: Nanaimo has a supportive Crohn’s and colitis community, made up of people with inflammatory bowel disease, families, volunteers, and more. Throughout the year, we come together at meetings and events like the Gutsy Walk to share experiences, raise funds and heighten awareness.

There are an estimated 700 people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in the Nanaimo community. We understand the challenges you and your family may be facing – because we face them, too.
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Get Your Gutsy Mask On!

Our new reality requires people to wear masks as we open up our cities.  What better way than donning a high quality, Canadian-made reusable mask, with all proceeds going towards the critical ...

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Nanaimo Support Group

The Nanaimo virtual support group is on a break. Please check back in December for the January 2023 sessions, returning in-person. Check our BC community pages for other communities holding virtual ...

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The Link Between Diet and Mental Health in IBD

Join us to learn more about the relationship between diet, the microbiome, and mental health in people with Crohn's and colitis. Research into dietary interventions (e.g., plant-based diets ...

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IBD Youth Group

We are proud to bring our community our new Youth Group for those living with IBD! The group is open to 13-17 year olds in both Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia! We will be gathering ...

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Group Peer Support Events

Our virtual group peer support program invites people affected by IBD to connect with and provide support to others living with or caring for someone with Crohn’s and colitis. Group sessions ...

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, MS Society of Canada – Ottawa Chapter and the GottaGo! Campaign partner to improve washroom access

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, MS Society of Canada – Ottawa Chapter and the GottaGo! Campaign partner to improve washroom access

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