Gutsy Peer Support Mentee Application Form

In order to participate in our Gutsy Peer Support program you must complete this form below and agree to our program’s policies and code of conduct. Please note that the email address that you provide will be shared with one of our volunteer mentors. You must be 18 or over to participate in this program.

Once you have completed this form, please click submit. All required fields will be marked with an asterisk (*). You cannot submit your application without completing these required fields.

If you have questions, please contact us at 

(if you do not feel comfortable providing your first name, please provide a name that you’d prefer for us to share with your mentor)
(please note, this email address will be shared with one of our volunteer mentors)
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What is your gender:

Would you prefer to be connected with a mentor of the same gender as you?:

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

please provide specific information if you selected "Other" from the dropdown above
Can we share your above diagnosis information with your mentor?:

(please indicate calendar year)
Are there any specific topics that you would be most interested in speaking with a mentor about, based on your current needs (select the three most important)? :

Please specify which types of surgery
For example, what do you hope to get out of participating in this program?

Due to COVID-19, we have received a high volume of support and information inquiries from our community in the past few weeks. As a result, there has been a delay in processing new Gutsy Peer Support mentor applications.Your request is very important to us and you will receive a response within 7 buisness days. Thank you for your interest in this program.

In the meantime, we encourage you to contact your local Crohn's and Colitis Canada Chapter to connect with people in your community. Click here to find a chapter near you. 

If you are looking for general support, health services, or information about living with Crohn's or colitis, please contact .


I give my informed consent to my participation in the Gutsy Peer Support Program (the "Program") facilitated by Crohn's and Colitis Canada ("CCC") as a mentee and my authorization to CCC to locate a suitable mentor for me in the Program.

I certify that the information provided to CCC during the application process is complete and accurate, and that I am not impersonating any person, or otherwise misleading CCC with respect to any information that I have provided. I will promptly update any of the information that I have provided so that the information that I have provided remains complete and accurate at all times.

I agree to follow, as applicable, all of the procedures and guidelines outlined by CCC for the Program and understand that if I do not follow these procedures and guidelines, CCC may remove me from the program and terminate the mentoring relationship.

I agree, at all times, to respect the privacy and dignity of the CCC mentor, volunteers and staff and the mission, vision and values of CCC will be followed in accordance with CCC's policies, standards and guidelines.

I understand that my CCC mentor must not give medical advice (including opinions, comments and suggestions that personalize medical information and influence treatment decisions) and will only share information about their personal experiences of living with (or caring for someone with) Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

I will openly communicate with the Program Coordinator if requested and I will inform the Program Coordinator if I observe any difficulties or have areas of concern that arise in the mentor relationship. If I am unable to communicate difficulties or areas of concern to the Program Coordinator, I will communicate those difficulties or areas of concern by contacting CCC directly.

I understand that CCC may terminate the Program or my involvement in it for any reason at any time including any breach of these obligations.

I agree not to make statements, written or verbal, or cause or encourage others to make any statement, written or verbal, to defame, disparage, or in any way criticize the personal or business reputation, practices or conduct of CCC, its employees, directors, officers and volunteers. I acknowledge and agree that this prohibition extends to statements, written or verbal, made to anyone, including but not limited to news media, any board of directors or advisory board of directors, industry analysts, competitors, strategic partners, vendors, employees and volunteers (past and present), patients, donors and clients.

I hereby waive any and all claims or proceedings that I may have or may in the future have against Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and its respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives, as applicable (collectively, the “Releasees”) and irrevocably release and forever discharge the Releasees from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury, including death, that I may suffer as a result of participating in the Program, due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any statutory or other duty of care on the part of the Releasees.

The provisions of this Consent shall inure to the benefit of the successors, assigns and legal and personal representatives of the Releasees and shall be binding upon my successors, assigns and legal and personal representatives.


  • 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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