Government Financial Support

Federal and provincial governments provide support to Canadians in the form of tax credits, savings plans, health or drug benefit plans and financial assistance programs.

​You will need to investigate the criteria, and in some cases, such as the Disability Tax Credit, you will need to apply in order to qualify for the tax credit. You may also require support from your medical practitioner in order to qualify for these benefits. Click here for a sample Letter of Support which can be given to your medical practitioner to complete on your behalf. 

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada staff review program offerings every six months, and update the content found below as required. Please note as these lists are up-to-date as of January 2019 and program details, availability, and links to access more information may have changed. Please contact if you encounter problems with links to information.

Federal Government Support
Provincial Government support 

  • 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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