Online Group Peer Support

Our virtual group peer support program invites people affected by IBD to connect with and provide support to others living with or caring for someone with Crohn’s and colitis. Group sessions give an opportunity for individuals to share and get support on how to deal with aspects of everyday living with IBD including the impact of IBD mental health and wellness. 

How does the program work?

Bi-weekly online sessions provide a safe and confidential space that bring members of the community together to share their experiences and connect with others affected by Crohn’s or colitis. Group meetings are facilitated by staff and trained peer mentors that live with IBD or are caregivers of someone with IBD.

The group sessions typically take place during the week in the evening, using our Zoom secure platform. Video during the session is optional and information on how to turn off your video, as well as other ways to keep your information private will be provided before the session. 

how can i take part?

Upcoming Sessions 

In order to provide the best experience for all participants, spots are limited and several dates are offered below. You must be 18 or over to participate in this program.

April 7, 2021
7:30 to 9:00 pm ET
(4:30 pm PT, 6:30 pm CT, 8:30 pm AT)

April 20, 2021
7:30 to 9:00 pm ET
(4:30 pm PT, 6:30 pm CT, 8:30 pm AT)

Please select the session(s) you'd like to attend in the registation form below.

Registration 

Please click here to review the waiver and complete the registration form below. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation with details on how to join the group meeting. If you do not receive this email in your inbox, kindly check your junk or spam mail folders. 

If the time-slot you prefer is closed, please contact us at info@gutsypeersupport.ca to be put on a wait-list and we will notify you if a spot opens up. 

Which session date(s) are you interested in attending?:
Please select the option(s) that work best for you. If you cannot attend for any reason please let us know at info@gutsypeersupport.ca.
(This is for registration purposes only and you will receive information on how to change your name as it appears in the group meeting)
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What do you hope to get out of participating in the group session? This information will be shared with the group facilitator. Your responses will be kept confidential and anonymous.
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Waiver

Please click here to review the program waiver in order to register for the session.

  • 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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