Register for our new youth empowerment program yep

YEP! Melbourne 2019

To register your interest, download the YEP registration form

If you’d like to volunteer on the day, please download the YEP Volunteer Application Form

For more information, please call 1800 138 029 or email

YEP! Sydney 2018


What is Youth Empowerment Program (YEP!)?

A one- day youth led program designed to empower young adults living with IBD. It is a unique program that brings together a professional IBD advocate speaker and mentors from the CCA community who shared their experiences to mentor and guide their younger peers in managing their condition.

On Sunday 28 October CCA held our first ever Youth Empowerment Program (YEP!) for young people with IBD in Sydney. It was an incredible experience with participants hearing from peers on how to manage their IBD through school, part-time work and university, as well as taking part in a fantastic activity, hosted by the talented team at Aerialize.

A big thank you to our event sponsors Janssen, to our speakers Luke Escombe, Dani Ross and Ashleigh Ross, and to our wonderful volunteers Renee, Veronica and Jun. Photos by Jun Kinase