Crohn’s and Colitis Canada was founded in 1974 by a group of parents whose children were diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. They were concerned about the lack of funding for research in this area and they were interested in learning more about Crohn’s and colitis.
From that small but dedicated group, we have grown to become a world leader in Crohn’s and colitis research funding. We are the Canada’s largest non-governmental funder of Crohn’s and colitis research. We are also the single largest patient organization in Canada focused on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, with over 40 volunteer chapters across the country.