Who We Are
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases.
We are one of the top two health charity funders of Crohn’s and colitis research in the world, investing over $140 million in research since 1974, leading to important breakthroughs in genetics, gut microbes, inflammation and cell repair as well as laying the groundwork for new and better treatments.
We are transforming the lives of people affected by Crohn’s and colitis (the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease) through research, patient programs, advocacy, and awareness.
We are on a mission
We aspire to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of everyone affected by these diseases.
We work towards this promise by investing in research, patient programs and services, advocacy and awareness.
Read more about our Promise, Strategy and Values.
From past to present
Crohn's and Colitis Canada was founded in 1974 by concerned parents hoping to help their children and others living with Crohn's or colitis. Watch the compelling story to learn more about our beginnings.
Click here to read more about Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in our brochure.