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. Through the support of our generous sponsors and donors, we fund research projects that probe the mysteries of these chronic diseases. We know that life-altering treatments have been developed as a result of these discoveries, and we also know that cures will one day be found
Our Promise is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases. We are committed, first and foremost, to raising funds for research into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
We also believe it is important to raise awareness by educating those with Crohn’s and colitis, their families, health professionals and the general public about these diseases. There are many challenges for people living with these chronic diseases, such as lack of awareness, social stigma and a lack of equity in access to expensive medications.