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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada knows inflammatory bowel disease

We are the largest non-governmental funder of Crohn’s and colitis research in Canada – and the second largest in the world. Since 1974, we’ve invested over $145 million in inflammatory bowel disease research, leading to important breakthroughs in genetics, gut microbes, inflammation and cell repair as well as laying the groundwork for new and better treatments.

If you need the facts about Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, the latest research information, or someone to talk about their experiences living with Crohn’s and colitis, turn to us: we can help.

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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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