IBD Researchers and Healthcare Providers

From providing grants to hosting learning events, to supporting the Canadian IBD Nurses community of practice, Crohn's and Colitis Canada proudly supports the work of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) researchers and healthcare professionals through a number of initiatives.

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Apply for Funding

We offer research grants to assist researchers and healthcare professionals to further advance their respective fields of work. Each grant has its own unique requirements for submission and application deadlines.

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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Events and Conferences

We host educational events and conferences to help Canada's talented community of IBD researchers and healthcare providers discuss best practices and stay up-to-date on the latest findings related to research and patient care. One such annual event is our Meeting of the Minds conference held every November in Toronto. If you are a healthcare provider or IBD researcher, you won't want to miss it.

  • 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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