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The Alberta/Northwest Territories region is the home of a strong community of members, volunteers, donors, sponsors as well as an outstanding, innovative team of medical researchers and health professionals. Through CCFC and Alberta Government funding, researchers of inflammatory bowel disease have established themselves at the forefront of IBD research. Approximately one-third of CCFC funding (about 20 million) has been invested in research initiatives.
“...participation by volunteers is crucial to our success...” – CCFC
It is volunteers who have raised the funds to support research projects. They are the heart and soul of the CCFC. Their efforts also provide education programs about IBD for patients, families and the public, and increases awareness of the Foundation and IBD. Funds for research, education and awareness propel us towards our mission of finding the cure. Local volunteer groups (Chapters, Chapters in Development and Affiliates) hold regular meetings to plan fundraising, education and awareness activities. Volunteers may choose to take on leadership roles in the Chapter or help out as an event volunteer. They are welcome to attend meetings to share ideas and to gain fellowship from others.
The Alberta/Northwest Territories region is home to six Chapters and three Affiliates that are run volunteer groups.
Chapters endeavor to meet once a month for approximately two hours except July, August or December. Event task forces/committees (i.e. Heel ‘n’ Wheel-a-Thon, All That Glitters Gala, Education, Golf Tournaments, etc.) hold meetings to organize specific events. Chapters also circulate newsletters to their supporters, may use email and other social networking sites such as Facebook to help manage their Chapter business.