Improving Lives

Improving Lives means investing in research that is working to improve the quality of life for people living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. It is about translating research knowledge to real-world settings to improve the health outcomes of patients. By focusing on ways to improve symptom management, health care delivery and knowledge among healthcare professionals, we are working hard to ensure that everyone living with Crohn’s or colitis can live their life to the fullest.

Helping Manage Symptoms

We are committed to finding the best way to get novel treatments into the hands of patients with Crohn's or colitis

Finding Causes and Triggers

We are exploring new ways to provide the best treatments and multidisciplinary care models to patients       

Discovering Novel Treatments

Ensuring that healthcare professionals have access to the very latest and best information

  • 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