Gutsy Support

Our Gutsy Support program provides an opportunity to connect with Crohn's and Colitis Canada support staff and other individuals affected by IBD, to get information about living with IBD, advice, and emotional support. Scroll down the page to learn more about these programs. 

The Gutsy Support program does not replace professional counselling or advice from your medical specialists. If you are in crisis or require more immediate assistance, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.

one-on-one Peer Support

Our online peer-to-peer program provides mentoring and support to people affected by Crohn's or colitis. Applicants to the program are matched with experienced individuals (mentors) who have been affected by Crohn's or colitis. Mentors can share their experiences, provide advice and emotional support for dealing with everyday living with IBD. 

Get matched and connect with a peer mentor here.

online group peer support

Drop-in during our online group support to connect with others living with or caring for someone with Crohn’s and colitis. Regularly scheduled virtual sessions provide a safe and confidential space that bring members of the community together to share their experiences and advice on how to deal with aspects of everyday living with IBD.

expert Q&A

Search among hundreds of answers to questions from people affected by Crohn's and colitis, that are approved by experts in the field of IBD. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, you can submit your questions directly to us and our support staff will get in-touch with you!

Get answers and submit your questions here. 

find your local community

We encourage you to contact your local Crohn's and Colitis Canada Chapter to connect with people in your community, and get access to local programming and events.

Click here to find a chapter near you. 

Contact Us

If you can't find your answer here or need more support, our Crohn's and Colitis support staff are here to help you!

Please use the contact form below to submit your questions or comments to us. We will respond to you via email within 3 buisness days.

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You can also reach us by telephone at 1-800-387-1479.

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada cannot offer personal medical advice. Please contact your primary healthcare provider or IBD specialist if you require medical assistance. 

  • 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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