Your donations drive our research 

Your generous donations fuel research focused on discovering the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, new forms of treatment, symptom management, and improving care. These areas of research not only help enhance quality of life for people living with these chronic diseases, they move us closer to discovering cures. Explore the process of how we put your donations to work in order to improve the lives of fellow Canadians.

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Our Research

As one of the top two health charity funders of Crohn’s and colitis research in the world, we are proud to share details about the research we support. Here you will learn about a number of initiatives currently underway, such as the Genetic, Environmental, Microbial (GEM) Project and the Promoting Access and Care through Centres of Excellence (PACE) network. You will also learn about the research projects funded through Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s annual grant competitions. 

Crohn's and Colitis Canada funded Research projects (2014-2018)

Grant Recipients Across Canada on a map

For Patients and Caregivers

We're sharing information about the wide range of research projects we fund. As clinical trials help us discover new and improved treatments for people living with Crohn's or colitis, we also share information on clinical trials currently seeking participants.  

For IBD Researchers and Healthcare Providers

Here you will find information about how to apply to our Grants-in-Aid of Research and Innovations in IBD Research grant competitions. You will also learn about opportunities offered through the Canadian IBD Nurses (CANIBD) including the Nursing-led IBD Research Grant and IBD Nurse Fellowship. This section provides details on how to participate in upcoming events and conferences that are designed to support healthcare professionals.

  • 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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