Our Funded Research

Funding research is one of the most important aspects of our organization’s work. Our research strategy is based on the following priorities:


Powering the research discovery process that is driving new treatments and cures.

Recruiting Highly Trained Personnel
Finding Causes and Triggers
Discovering Novel Treatments

Improving Lives

Ensuring patients and their families have access to the best care and symptom management.

Help Manage Symptoms
Getting the Best Care
Educating Professionals

While funding discovery research that will help us get closer to better treatments and cures for Crohn’s and colitis is still a priority, we have also developed a research strategy that recognizes the importance of supporting research that improves the lives of people living with these diseases. This will ensure patients are getting the best care, and are better able to manage their disease and its symptoms.

Read more about the research we fund to Advance Discovery

Read more about the research we fund to Improve Life

  • 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