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Our Promise in Action

Over the past year, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada hosted education events in 14 cities across Canada, drawing a record 1,400 patients and family members. An astounding 99% of attendees surveyed said they would recommend our education sessions to a friend.

With our vast community of gastroenterologists, dieticians, psychologists and other specialists, we helped many people gain a better understanding of treatment options and learn how to manage their disease. Moreover, the events provide comfort and support as patients, friends and families connect and share experiences of living with very complex health challenges.

Online webinars are helping us ensure that patients in every corner of the country have the opportunity to hear from experts about today’s most pressing issues related to these diseases. Our Spring Webinar Series focused on two popular topics: Managing Flares and Complications; and Probiotics and Nutritional Supplements, and can be viewed online.

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Thank you for a very informative session! Really enjoyed hearing empowering stories from patients and family members.

Walking the Talk

Just before setting out on his Gutsy Walk in Kamloops this year, British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake announced a $150,000 investment from the B.C. government into Crohn’s and colitis education. This funding will help us to deliver education events and resources to help patients and their families understand and bridge the gaps in education, care and treatment they experience.

“Terry Lake is our MP and the Health Minister, which made this even more special,” says Mary Jane Finch of the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Kamloops Chapter. “We feel like we are gaining on the awareness aspect, and this funding will help educate people on research and why we need to keep fundraising.”

iMD Health

Thanks to the generous support of iMD Health, our medical brochures are now available at more than 1,000 clinics and hospitals across Canada, including 165 GI offices. iMD’s stations in medical offices are used more than one million times a month, and 159,000 of those ‘hits’ relate to the gut.

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