Thank you to our volunteers for bringing heart to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

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It’s 2022, and we are still as reliant on our volunteers as we were in 1974, when Crohn’s and Colitis Canada was founded by a group of dedicated parents who wanted to volunteer their time and skills to a cause that was near and dear to them.

This year, for National Volunteer Week, we’re celebrating how much heart our volunteers bring to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. The hard work, passion and determination they all show is what keeps the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada community going.

Right now, we have 1,700+ amazing active volunteers helping to strengthen our community, and we truly appreciate every single one of them.

The incredible research and patient programs that Crohn’s and Colitis Canada generates would not be possible without the support of our volunteer community.

Please see a special video from Kelly Harbour, our Director of Volunteer Engagement and Innovation, thanking all our volunteers across the country as they make a difference for our cause:  

You can also read a special message from the President & CEO of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Lori Radke, thanking our amazing volunteers for their contributions.

Our Volunteers Bring Heart!

As we approach the midway point of the year, it means Gutsy Walk is right around the corner, happening this year on Sunday, June 5. We count on our volunteers to bring the smiles, hope and inspiration to the big event, especially with most Gutsy Walks being back in person for the first time in two years.
If you’re thinking of getting involved with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, now’s the best time to join our outstanding team of volunteers to spread hope and cheer, as well as help find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
What being a volunteer for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada means for you:

  • Providing hope and happiness to a group of people who need it most
  • Exposure to an incredible community
  • A chance to develop core skills in leadership, community engagement and service
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, check out our current volunteer postings to see how your skills and talents can help our community thrive.

Thanks for bringing heart.

As we celebrate this year’s #NationalVolunteerWeek, keep an eye out on our social channels for some special volunteer shout outs and for even more reasons why we here at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada love our volunteers.

And if you know anyone who personally volunteers with us? Please send them a special thank you for everything that they do for our community.

Thank you once again to all of our amazing volunteers, past and present!

  • 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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