Webinars and Videos


Youth Education Series 

Facebook Live Q&A: Transitioning 2.0 - From Student to Worker
October 3, 2017 @ 7 pm EST

During this Facebook Live event, we will discuss the importance of transitioning from a student to a member of the workforce and what you need to know to effectively advocate for yourself. Plus, you'll be able to ask questions to our speakers live on Facebook.

Presenter: Rachel Meehan - Rachel is a 2016 AbbVie IBD Scholarship recipient and is completing her master’s degree at the University of Guelph.

Moderated by: Rasheed Clarke, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Click here to watch the video 

Webinar: Below the Surface - Mental Health and IBD
October 18, 2017 @ 7 pm EST

This webinar explores the correlation between mental health and chronic illness, and the impact it has on people living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. 

Presenters: Dr. Sara Ahola Kohut and Jack Kerr - Dr. Ahola Kohut is a psychologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and works with children living with Crohn’s and colitis. Jack is a 2016 AbbVie IBD recipient and is currently studying life sciences at Queen’s University. Click here to register for this webinar 

Webinar: Managing the Cost of Care - Budgeting with a Chronic Illness
October 24, 2017 @ 7 pm EST

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 


  • 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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