Managing the Cost of Care: Budgeting with a Chronic Illness

An IBD nurse specialist and person living with IBD reviews cost and access to Crohn's and colitis treatments. Learn about government public health and other patient programs that provide support for treatment costs, and get tips on how to manage your disease while on a student budget. This presentation was part of the Youth Education Series and is suitable for adult audiences.


  • 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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