MyGut™ Receives Funding to Expand Reach

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Through the TD Ready Commitment, we’re proud to support innovative solutions and technology like Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s MyGut app that help enable effective treatment to improve the lives of people in Canada with chronic diseases.” 

– Alicia Rose, Associate Vice President, Social Impact, TD Bank Group

Launched in 2019, MyGut™ is a free, easy-to-use app that enables people to track, understand, and manage their journey with Crohn’s or colitis. MyGut provides a simple platform to keep track of symptoms, such as pain and washroom usage, and lifestyle habits, such as sleep and diet, which can then be shared with their health care providers. The app features a personalized dashboard with curated educational content based on a user’s unique needs and interests. TD Bank Group (TD) recently awarded Crohn’s and Colitis Canada $600,000 to continue developing, promoting, and increasing the number of users for the app.

As part of the organization’s goal to provide a one-stop shop for people living with Crohn’s or colitis, a web-based provider portal links to MyGut. Codesigned and piloted with clinicians, the provider portal connects patient-reported data with their provider(s) to offer a mechanism to monitor the patient’s health and communicate with patients in between clinic visits.

“There isn’t any other app that offers this level of support. Being able to track my symptoms and daily activities provides a better understanding of how I have been feeling and what a normal day looks like. I wish an app like this existed when I was diagnosed, as it would have helped me better manage my disease earlier,” said Jordan LoMonaco, a business intelligence analyst in Toronto who has lived with ulcerative colitis for six years. “MyGut offers a range of educational resources, too. Whether you’re looking to learn about the disease as you’re newly diagnosed or have questions about specific topics, the app arms you with a wealth of knowledge.”

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Learn about Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s GoHere™ Washroom Access app, and how the program is gaining momentum across Canada >

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 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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