Online Group Peer Support

A virtual group peer support program that invites people affected by IBD to connect with and provide support to others living with or caring for someone with Crohn’s and colitis.

How does the program work?

Regularly scheduled 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.

These group sessions will provide 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 can i take part?

The group sessions typically take place during the week in the evening, using our Zoom secure platform. You must be 18 or over to participate in this program.

Participating with 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.

Upcoming Sessions 

In order to provide the best experience for all participants, spots are limited and several date options are offered:

October 21, 2020
7:00 to 8:30 pm ET

November 25, 2020
7:00 to 8:30 pm ET

December 9, 2020
7:00 to 8:30 pm ET

Please select the time that works the best for you when you register below. Additional date/time options will be provided to accomodate individuals in Eastern and Pacific Canada Time Zones. Please stay tuned for more details!

Registration 

Please complete the registration form and review the waiver. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation and details on how to join the group

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. 

(This is for registration purposes only and you will receive information on how to change your name as it appears in the group meeting)
What best describes your reason for seeking peer support?:



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What language(s) do you feel comfortable communicating in (select all that apply):

(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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