Western Canada has a strong community of volunteers, donors and sponsors PLUS an innovative team of researchers and health professionals. These people are the heart and soul of our organization, and there are so many exciting ways to get involved. Every community, large or small, has the potential to help us improve the lives of those affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and bring us closer to finding cures.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada Chapter Meetings: These illnesses are much more manageable when the community comes together, shares and learns from one another. Chapter Meetings presented by Crohn's and Colitis Canada are a time for people with inflammatory bowel disease to come together to support each other. 

Our focus is to create awareness of these diseases locally, improve the lives of those living with Crohn's and colitis, to grow our volunteer base and to raise funds to invest in research, patient programs, advocacy and awareness.

The meetings are a time to share experiences and both give and receive support.  Time will be set aside during each chapter meeting for networking and discussing topics relevant to living with Crohn's disease and/or ulcerative colitis.

We welcome newcomers – contact us today and, together, we’ll Make it stop. For life.

Western Canada Regional Director
Colleen Hauck

Alberta North

Development Coordinator
Lisa Noble

Alberta South

Development Coordinator
Ruina Sajan

On the Right Track, Session #1

Session #1 - Helping Transition: The parent/caregiver’s role in their youth’s transitioning process (open to parents only). Session will cover parenting styles, supporting ...

Fish Creek Library, 3rd floor program room. 11161 Bonaventure Drive Southeast

On the Right Track Session #2

Session #2 - Team Work!: Preparing for the transitioning process together (open to parents with their youth ages 14-17 yrs). Session will cover planning and goal setting, summarizing your medical ...

Fish Creek Library, third floor program room 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE

Webinar: Managing the Cost of Care - Budgeting with a Chronic Illness

Living with Crohn's and colitis can be expensive, especially while in school. This webinar explores ways to manage your disease while on a student budget.

Presenters: Marie-Louise Martin and Caroline Evans - Marie-Louise is a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Calgary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic. Caroline is a 2016 AbbVie IBD Recipient and is currently studying medicine at Dalhousie University. Click here to register for this webinar 


Grande Prairie Education Night

Join us on Wednesday October 25, 2017 (6:45pm-9pm)

Learn the latest information on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis at this FREE  Education session event featuring expert speakers and people living well with inflammatory bowel disease.
We'll be exploring recent findings on Crohn's and colitis, and look at how a better understanding of the diseases can lead to better treatments.
Dr. Yolande Westra
An Internist at Grande Prairie Primary Care Network, Dr. Westra will be speaking on biologics, bowel ultrasounds and treatment options for patients living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Taylor Hanna, RD 
Registered Dietitian at Grande Prairie Primary Care Network 
will be speaking on nutrient deficiencies, prevention of malnutrition and dehydration, and recommendations on current management diets.
 Information on volunteering with the Grande Prairie chapter and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact : Lisa Noble at (587) 785 6462 or email lnoble@crohnsandcolitis.ca

PCN, 104 11745 105 street Grande Prairie. Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie

On the Right Tract Session #4

Session #4 - My Health, My Responsibility: Learning independent health care behaviour (open to youth ages 14-17yrs only). Session will cover communicating with health care professionals, how to ...

Fish Creek Library, main floor program room 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE
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Gala for Crohn's and Colitis Canada raises record amount for research into inflammatory bowel disease

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