The 2022 Volunteer award nominations are here.

National Volunteer Awards 2022

Nominate a volunteer you feel should be recognized for all that they do within the Crohn's and colitis community. 

Our dedicated Crohn’s and Colitis Canada volunteer communities are doing amazing things across the country to continue moving our mission forward. They are making a difference in the lives of children and adults living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and we need to let them know how significant their impact is.

Don’t miss the opportunity to shine a light on an outstanding volunteer or volunteer team who has inspired and motivated you in your region! Our annual 2022 Volunteer Award Nomination are the opportunity to formally recognize and celebrate these incredible individuals so go ahead and submit a nomination to acknowledge their achievements, before the submission deadline of Friday August 5.

Let your favourite volunteers know how remarkable their work is!

Even though every volunteer deserves an award for their gifts of time and talent, here are the 3 volunteer recognition award categories that you can choose from:

  • Unsung Hero award which celebrates the substantial contribution a volunteer has made to the work of the organization over time and may or may not have held any particular office or been previously recognized for their efforts; this award allows them to be recognized for the upstanding work they did. 

  • Volunteer Team Excellence award. This award is presented to a group of volunteers who demonstrate collaboration and innovation that has made a greater impact on the lives of every individual affected by Crohn’s or colitis. 

  • Gutsiest Walk – Team award, is given to a team that demonstrated a great team attitude, bringing the event to life in a creative and engaging manner resulting in strong participation in their local community

Your nomination will make a difference in recognizing the hard work of volunteers within our community!

If you have had the pleasure of working alongside an outstanding volunteer or team of volunteers over the past year, don’t forget to submit a 2022 Volunteer Award Nomination for each of those outstanding volunteers. 

Don’t forget, the nomination deadline of Friday, August 5 is fast approaching, so hurry and nominate the individual or the team that deserve to be celebrated.


  • 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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