Research Impact

There are currently 300,000 Canadians living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and the scientific community expects this number to rise to 400,000 by 2030. With this in mind, Crohn's and Colitis Canada proudly funds Canadian research that will help address the challenges that lay ahead for Canadians and our healthcare system.

We highlight below how your generous support leads to scientific advancements. From research milestones met by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada researchers, to an overview of our current research investments, and an examination of the overall impact of IBD in Canada. Read on to learn more.

Research News

Here we share published news, presentations, and journal articles that delve into recent findings and ongoing research from projects led by researchers supported by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. What you see here is just the beginning of more stories and articles to come. 

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Our Annual Research Report

From undergraduate students to seasoned investigators, we support researchers through all stages of their careers. Each year, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada funds a number of cutting-edge research projects by providing grants to Canada's best and brightest researchers. 

We are proud to share how your donor dollars make a difference and release an annual research report to highlight the new and ongoing projects we supported over the past year.

View our 2022 Annual Report

Read past Research Reports

The Impact of IBD in Canada Report

The 2023 Impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Canada report is the first wide-ranging examination of the disease and its impact on Canada since 2018. In the five years elapsed between the reports, researchers have uncovered new findings about the disease, the people who live with it, and how Canada can take strides to improve care. Those discoveries are presented in the latest report, which serves as a comprehensive, data-laden resource about the impact Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have across the country.

This is a report from the scientific community to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, and the information and recommendations put forth by its authors inform our efforts to improve outcomes for people living with Crohn’s or colitis.

View key findings and access the full report.

  • 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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