Support and Services

Being diagnosed or caring for someone with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or other forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can feel lonely - but you are not alone. The programs listed below can connect you with members of the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada team and others affected by these diseases to get advice, emotional support, and information. These programs do not replace professional counselling or advice from your medical specialists. If you are in crisis or require immediate assistance, call 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.

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Crohn's and Colitis Connect 

Our online community brings together people to share experiences, ask others about theirs, and get support while navigating the ups and downs of Crohn’s and colitis. Here you can

  • Connect with experienced individuals (mentors)
  • Hear from others about managing symptoms, navigating treatment and caring for those affected who are close to you
  • Join our virtual peer connect events
  • Find information from evidence-based resources

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Peer Connect Events

Drop-in during our online group calls to connect with others affected by Crohn’s and colitis. Events provide a safe and confidential space to share experiences and advice on how to deal with aspects of everyday living with Crohn’s and colitis.

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. 

Need help? 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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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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