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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Funded 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. 

Research Impact

Through the generous support of donors and partners, we are able to support a wide range of exciting research projects. With important advancements taking place every day, we are proud to highlight the research accomplishments taking place. In addition, you will find the annual research report and the Impact of IBD in Canada report. 

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

Grant Recipients Across Canada on a map

Participate in Research

As we move towards discovering cures, clinical trials allow the scientific community to discover safe and effective methods for diagnosing, treating, managing, and preventing Crohn's and colitis. Learn more about what participating in a clinical trial entails, and what studies are currently recruiting participants. 

Canadian IBD Nursing (CANIBD)

Supported by Crohn's and Colitis Canada, CANIBD is a community of practice of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CSGNA). CANIBD was established in 2015 to help meet the need for an IBD nursing network where best practices in IBD care could be shared. Nurses specializing in IBD can access educational opportunities, apply for research and travel awards, and participate in an IBD nursing fellowship.

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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. 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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