Young Adult Series

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada presents
Young Adult Series 
Supported by the LeGresley Family Foundation 

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada invites young adults between the ages of 18-30 who live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to join us for the Young Adult Series, supported by the LeGresley Family Foundation. This virtual event aims to connect young adults from across the country, providing the unique opportunity to build a strong network with their peers and engage directly with experts.

Along with meeting and connecting with young adults across the country through peer support sessions, registrants will learn about transitioning from pediatric IBD care to adult IBD care, mental health and wellness, and so much more. 

The event also provides the opportunity for young adults to have their questions about these topics answered by experts. Attendees can submit their questions while completing the registration form. If you do not have any questions, please write N/A. 

Hosted in English, the Young Adult Series will take place via Zoom. 

Dates and Topics for the Young Adult Series include: 

Wednesday, September 15, 7-9PM ET - Meet Fellow IBDers and More!

  • 7-8 PM Welcome Social
  • 8-9 PM Speaker: Dr. Nancy Fu (MHSc, MD, FRCP(C), Gastroenterlogist, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Richmond General Hospital) on transitions of care
Join in on the fun and games while meeting fellow young adults with IBD! Then stick around to learn about what to expect when transitioning from pediatric IBD care to adult IBD care, seeking accommodations at work or school, and more.

Wednesday, September 22, 7-9PM ET - Reach for the Stars!

  • 7-8 PM Speaker: John Smythe, 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Canadian Men's National Field Hockey Team
  • 8-9 PM Peer Support Sessions (Click here to review the waiver form)

Wednesday, September 29, 7-9 PM ET - Let's Talk about Mental Health

  • 7-8 PM Speaker: Dr. Lesley Graff (PhD, CPsych, Professor and Head of the Clinical Health Psychology Department at the University of Manitoba)
  • 8-9 PM Peer Support Sessions (Click here to review the waiver form)
Dr. Graff will talk about mental health and IBD and answer your questions about the topic, and you'll have the opportunity to connect with other young adults through Gutsy Peer Support sessions.

Wednesday, October 6, 7-9 PM ET - Q&A Session with Experts

  • 7-8 PM Speakers:  Dr. Natasha Haskey (RD, PhD candidate at The Centre for the Microbiome and Inflammatory Research at the University of British Columbia), Dr. Sara Kohut (PhD, CPsych, Pediatric Psychologist with the IBD Program at The Hospital for Sick Children), Dr. Katherine Prowse (McMaster University), and Krista Uusoue (IBD Clinic Nurse at The Hospital for Sick Children)
  • 8-9 PM Virtual Social
Whether it's questions about mental health, nutrition or other topics, our experts are here to give you the answers! Ask all of your questions during our Q&A session and join us after for our social hour.

Registration for the Young Adult Series is free.  
However, if you are able, we ask you consider making a donation to Crohn's and Colitis Canada. You can make a donation here. Please note, donations of $15 or more will receive a tax receipt. 


2021 Young Adult Series Registration

Please note that all Young Adult Series events will be held via Zoom. This email address must be used in order to join all registered events.
Please enter as: Month, Year
Please let us know if you require French translation:

Which of the following have you been diagnosed with?:

Registration for webinar events:

Please select which of the Young Adult Series events you would like to attend. *Please note* In this type of forum, speakers will not be able to give clinical advice around a person’s specific health concerns.
Registration for peer support sessions:

Peer support sessions will follow the webinar events on Sep. 22 and 29. Please select which sessions you'd like to attend. A waiver must be completed for each session attended.
Enter in any questions you would like to have answered by our transitions in care expert. If you do not have any questions, please write N/A.
Enter in any questions you may have for John Smythe. If you do not have any questions, please write N/A.
Enter in any questions you would like to have answered by our mental health expert. If you do not have any questions, please write N/A.
Enter in any topics or questions you would like covered during the Open Q&A session. If you do not have any topics/questions, please write N/A.
Enter in any topics you would like covered during the peer support sessions. If you do not have any questions, please write N/A.
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  • 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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