Gutsy Walks across Canada raise $2.3 million and counting

Participant at Gutsy Walk making a heart sign with her hands

Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers, walkers and sponsors who joined us across Canada as we came together in full force on June 4 to support every Canadian who lives with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Positive energy, opportunities to share stories, and unlimited smiles made this a beautiful day – not to mention quite a few family dogs! 

Crohn's and Colitis Canada's 2023 Gutsy Walk raised $2.3 million and counting to support research, advocacy, awareness, and patient-focused programs to improve the lives of everyone affected by these diseases. Nearly 4340 people laced up their sneakers at more than 70 Gutsy Walk locations across the country.

Donations to the Gutsy Walk will continue to be accepted until June 30, 2023 at

For Gutsy Walk photos from across the country, visit, and tag us @getgutsycanada, @ayezducran and @gutsywalk on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with your photos! 

  • 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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