Gutsy Support

Our Gutsy Support program provides individuals an opportunity to connect with support staff and other people affected by Crohn's or colitis, to get advice, emotional support, and information about living with IBD. This 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 connected with a peer here.

online group peer support

Drop-in during our online group support to connect with others affected by IBD. Our virtual sessions are offered on a bi-weekly basis to provide an easily accessible, safe, and confidential space to share experiences and advice on how to deal with aspects of everyday living with IBD.

find your local community

Local Crohn's and Colitis Canada Chapters are a great way to connect with people in your community, and get access to local programming and events.

Click here to find a chapter near you. 

expert Q&A

Do you have questions about living with Crohn's or colitis? Search for expert-approved answers in our Q&A section. If you can't find what you're looking for, you can submit new questions and our support staff will get in-touch with you!

Get answers and ask your questions here. 

Contact Us

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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