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. Frequently asked questions about these topics are answered by the experts during the live webinar.

Click here for upcoming educational webinar events. 

Once a live webinar has taken place, the webinar video is uploaded and found below for your viewing. 

Treatments and medications

New and Emerging Treatments: Biotherapies

Expert gastroenterologist review biologic and biosimilar treatment options that have recently been made available to treat Crohn’s or colitis.


Understanding Treatment Options: Subsequent Entry Biologics (Biosimilars)

Expert gastroenterologist discusses subsequent entry biologics, also known as 'biosimilar' medication. Learn about what biosimilars are, how biosimilars differ from biologic medications, and the implications of this new treatment for individuals affected by Crohn’s or colitis.


Ostomy 101: Understanding the Basics of Ostomies and Pelvic Pouches

An enterostomal therapy nurse explain the basics of ostomies and pelvic pouches, and how to live well with an ostomy or pelvic pouch following surgery for Crohn's or colitis.

Diet and nutrition

Probiotics and Nutritional Supplements

Expert gastroenterologist reviews what probiotic and prebiotics are, the safety and therapeutic effects of probiotics, and the use of nutritional supplements such as vitamin D and fibre for the management of Crohn’s or colitis.

Eating Well with IBD

Expert Registered Dietician and person living with IBD review the impact of IBD on nutritional health and diet, options for nutritional therapies or treatment, types of diet commonly used in people with IBD, and how to maintain a well-balanced diet to manage IBD flares and symptoms. This presentation was part of the Youth Education Series and provides helpful tips to maintain a healthy diet as post-secondary student. 

complications and symptoms of IBD 

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

An IBD nurse specialist and expert 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. 


Managing Flares and Complications in Crohn's and Colitis

Expert gastroenterologist provides a review of extraintestinal manifestations such as fistulas and bowel obstruction or perforation, the impact of symptoms such pain and fatigue, and how to these manage complications of Crohn's and colitis.

mental health and coping 

Below the Surface: Mental Health and IBD

Expert clinician and person living with IBD review the relationship between chronic illness and mental health, and the impact that living with Crohn's or colitis can have on psychological health and wellness. This presentation was part of the Youth Education Series and is suitable for adult audiences. 

Fertility and Pregnancy 

Fertility and Pregnancy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Expert gastroenterologists discuss fertility and pregnancy for individuals living with Crohn's or colitis. Topics include the impact of IBD disease activity, surgery and pelvic pouches on fertility and pregnancy; and the use of medications to manage Crohn's or colitis at preconception, during pregnancy and after birth.


treatment guidelines

Understanding your Journey with Ulcerative Colitis

Expert gasteroenterologist reviews the Canadian clinical practice guidelines for managing ulcerative colitis in order to help you better understand your treatment options and talk to your physician about your treatment plan.

finances and treatment costs

Managing the Cost of Care: Budgeting with a Chronic Illness 

An IBD nurse specialist and person living with IBD reviews cost and access to Crohn's and colitis treatments. Learn about government public health and other patient programs that provide support for treatment costs, and get tips on how to manage your disease while on a student budget. This presentation was part of the Youth Education Series and is suitable for adult audiences. 

transitions in ibd care

Getting Through It: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

Expert gastroenterologist and person living with IBD discusses patient transitions from pediatric to adult care. Learn about how to prepare for your transition of care, what to expect during and after your transition, and the impact of transitions on access to treatment and lifestyle. This presentation was part of the Youth Education Series and is suitable for adult audiences. 

youth education webinars

Crohn's and Colitis Canada offers an annual Youth Education Series as part of the AbbVie IBD Scholarship. The videos of these series include webinar and Facebook Live videos led by expert health care providers and persons living with Crohn's or colitis. Topics are youth-friendly such as mental health and IBD, budgeting with a chronic illness, transitioning (to adult care and to post-secondary school) and more!

Visit our Youth Education Series page for the full collection of videos and information about upcoming events. 

upcoming webinars

For information about upcoming educational webinars, please visit our Education events page. 

Get Gutsy YouTube Channel

To view a full collection of informative videos including webinars, Facebook Live, and patient stories, visit Crohn's and Colitis Canada's YouTube channel with playlists. 

  • 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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