November is Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Month

November is Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Month in Canada, a country with one of the highest rates of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in the world. Both are debilitating and lifelong diseases caused by an abnormal response from the body’s immune system. Canadians living with Crohn’s or colitis are making tremendous strides to end the pain and isolation, but there is more to be done. 

Stay tuned for our plan to celebrate Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month in 2024!

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  • 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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