Crohn’s and Colitis Canada has updated many of its patient education brochures and created new brochures to address a range of topics relevant to people living Crohn’s and colitis. In addition to the core brochures that help patients and their families understand the dietary, medication, surgical and cancer implications of these diseases, we also have brochures to help patients navigate issues such as intimacy, fertility and ostomy care.

Brochures are in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format. To download a free copy of Acrobat Reader, please click here. 

To order our informative brochures in print, please click here.

Welcome! About Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Welcome! About Crohn's and Colitis Canad. Click to view in PDF Format

Prescription for Health (Medications for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis)

Prescription for Health. Medications and Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis

Surviving and Thriving (A Guide to Living with Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis)

Surviving & Thriving. A guide to living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

Food for Thought (Diet & Nutrition for Adults Living with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis)

Food For Thought: Diet and Nutrition for Adults living with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis brochure. Click to view in PDF Format

Let's Talk About Cancer (Colorectal Cancer and IBD)

Let's Talk About Cancer. Colorectal Cancer and Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis

A Parent's Guide (Helping Children Live with Crohn's Disease or ulcerative colitis)

A Parent's Guide. Caring for a child with Crohn's or colitis

The Heart of the Matter (Sexuality, Relationships)

The heart of the Matter: Sexuality and Crohn's and Colitis brochure. Click to View in PDF format

Family Matters (Fertility, Pregnancy)

Family Matters: Fertility, Pregnancy and Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis brochure. Click to view in PDF Format

Better Than Ever (Living with an Ostomy) 

Better than ever - Living with an ostomy brochure cover

Biologic and Biosimilar Medications in the treatment of IBD

Biologic Medications in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

The Cutting Edge (Surgery for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis)

The Cutting Edge: Surgery for Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis Brochure. Click to view in PDF Format

A Teacher’s Guide: Understanding your student’s journey with Crohn's or colitis

A Teacher's Guide. Understanding Your Student's Journey with Crohn's or colitis. Click to view in PDF format.

Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC) Patient Resource Guide, "How To Health Guide"

The How to Health Guide by Health Charities Coalition of Canada

Brochures are available in print from your local Chapter or Regional Office.

Our website is here to share information about Crohn’s and Colitis Canada events, programs and research opportunities. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO OFFER MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR NUTRITIONAL ADVICE. Our mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults living with these chronic diseases.

  • 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.

Other Areas of Interest