Community Support - Crohn’s and Colitis Canada: On the Right Tract Co-Facilitator

On the Right Tract Co-Facilitator


Crohn’s and Colitis Canada promises to find the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases. Volunteers are key team members who help us deliver on this Promise. On the Right Tract is a 10 week pilot program based in Calgary that will support youth with navigating the transition from pediatric to adult care by promoting skill development in health care independence, stress-management, and coping


Are you the right fit to join our team as a Program Co-Facilitator?


As the Co-Facilitator, you will support the implementation of a pilot peer-to-peer support program for youth (14-17) to increase the support offered to youth and their families from Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, including:

  • Preparing for weekly sessions following program outline as well as all program activities
  • Co-facilitate group that promotes a safe space for youth to engage in open/ honest conversations
  • Actively listen to youth and parents in a non-judgmental, trauma-informed manner
  • Work within all Crohn’s and Colitis Canada guidelines, policies and program boundaries

Time Commitment:

  • Weekly 2 hour group sessions  
  • 10 week program beginning October 2017
  • Approx. 3.5-4 hours/week. Facilitators are expected to be an hour early and stay a half hour to an hour after program


What you bring:

  • Education or professional background in social work or psychology; preference for those registered with their professional board
  • Strong understanding of the processes/ life experiences of people with chronic conditions
  • Understanding of childhood adolescent development
  • Thorough understanding of confidentiality and informed consent
  • Preference to those who have experience working with youth, parents, and other vulnerable populations. Previous group work is considered an asset.


What we offer:

  • A community of support, a dedicated staff partner and training
  • An opportunity to use and grow professional skills, expand your network
  • A hands-on chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis in your community