Promise, Mission, Values


To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases.


Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will raise funds to:

  • Invest in Crohn’s and colitis research to foster advances in prevention, treatments, cures and health policy
  • Educate patients, families, industry and governments about Crohn’s and colitis, and improve the quality of life of those affected by these chronic diseases
  • Increase public awareness of these chronic diseases and our organization
  • Advocate to governments and stakeholders on behalf of those affected by Crohn’s and colitis


To deliver on our Promise, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will:

  • Commit the largest portion of investment to research
  • Innovate to advance Crohn’s and colitis research, education and awareness
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to achieve our objectives
  • Expand our reach and impact through partnerships
  • Attract and retain the best staff and volunteers
  • Be accountable to our donors
  • Foster a culture of respect and diversity 

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 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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