Improving Lives

Improving Lives means investing in research that is working to give better quality of life for people living with Crohn’s and colitis. It’s about translating research knowledge to real world settings to improve health outcomes of patients. By focusing on ways to improve symptom management, health care delivery and knowledge among health care professionals, we are working hard to ensure that everyone living with Crohn’s and Colitis can live their life to the fullest.


  • 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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