Crohn’s and Colitis Canada offers a number of educational webinars throughout the year for individuals living with or affected by IBD and their families. Webinars cover a variety of topics including new and emerging treatments, diet and nutrition, how to manage flare-ups, mental health and more. Once a live webinar has taken place, the webinar video is uploaded to the playlist found below for your viewing.


Living Well with Crohn's or Colitis
Youth Education Series
: Facebook Live 
October 4, 2018 
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST

Whether you’re in high school or attending a post-secondary institution, if you’re interested in connecting with other students who are living with IBD we encourage you to join our Facebook Live event – Living Well with Crohn's or Colitis . You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Joe Shaw and Leslie Hernandez, post-secondary students and 2017 AbbVie IBD Scholarship recipients, about how they handle the day-to-day challenges which may occur while living with IBD. If you’re looking for tips or interested in knowing if other students have had similar experiences, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with others and ask questions throughout the event.

Joe Shaw is a 2017 AbbVie IBD Scholarship recipient and nursing student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Leslie Hernandez is a 2017 AbbVie IBD Scholarship recipient and student at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, Quebec.

Rasheed Clarke, Marketing and Communications Specialist at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, will moderate the talk.

Head to our Facebook page on October 4 at 7 p.m. EDT to watch live, and like our page to be notified when the broadcast starts.

Eating Well with Crohn's or Colitis
Youth Education Series: Webinar

October 24, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST

Finding foods that are right for you can be challenging when you live with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Finding the right foods can become even more challenging while maintaining a busy school schedule and a heavy course work load. This webinar will explore the important role diet and nutrition plays in managing IBD. It will also provide you with helpful tips on how to achieve a balanced diet, especially while in school. Tune in to learn about eating well and to have your questions answered by the experts!


Jennifer Haskett
Registered Dietitian at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Shira Gertsman
2017 AbbVie IBD Scholarship recipient and undergraduate student in the Department of Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario

This event is free, and suitable for youth and young adults living with Crohn’s or colitis, their caregivers or those who wish to gain additional information.

Click here to register for the webinar

Newly Diagnosed Webinar
November 21, 2018 
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST

Do you have questions or want to learn more about living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Join us from anywhere you have internet access to learn more about IBD from a nurse and expert in the field. During this webinar we will discuss these diseases, review diet and treatment options, let you know what to expect going forward, and will answer your questions live. 

This event is free, suitable for newly diagnosed individuals, their caregivers or those who wish to gain additional information.

Click here to register for the webinar


Crohn's and Colitis Hurt: Understanding Pain in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Experts in the field discuss the mechanisms and causes of pain in Crohn's or colitis, approaches to pain management, and the latest advancements in pain and IBD research. 

Click here to watch our most recent webinar on pain and IBD.

New and Emerging Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Biotherapies

Experts in the field discuss biologic and biosimilar treatment options that have recently been made available to treat Crohn’s or colitis.

Click here to watch our webinar on Biotherapies. 

To view the full collection of education webinars, click on the menu-icon.PNG icon below to learn more about living with Crohn's and Colitis.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 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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