Newly Diagnosed

You or someone you care about has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). You have a lot of questions, coupled with a fair degree of concern and uncertainty. 

You are not alone. One in 140 Canadians are living with Crohn’s and colitis. 

You have started a journey of discovery that will help you to cope with your disease and not just survive, but thrive. Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is committed to helping you learn about your disease and to providing you with support along the way.

Newly Diagnosed Webinar: Understanding the Basics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Click here to watch a recent presentation from a nurse and expert in the field to learn about the basics of living with Crohn's and colitis, diet and nutrition, medication and treatment options, symptom management, what to expect going forward, and frequently asked questions. 

Strengthen your Knowledge about Crohn's and Colitis

Read more about the diseases here

Learn about Treatment Options 

Learn about Diet and Nutrition 

Learn about Government Support Programs for people living with Crohn's or colitis 

Download our brochures to help you understand Crohn’s and colitis

Connect with others in your community

Access the Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC) "How To" Health Guide

  • 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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