About Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) is a non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to raising funds for research to determine the cause of and the cure for Crohn’s disease and colitis. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel diseases, are chronic digestive disorders of unknown cause. Crohn’s disease may affect any part of the digestive tract and often results in swelling, soreness, and inflammation of layers of the large and/or small intestinal wall. Ulcerative colitis affects the colon (large intestine), causing inflammation of the inner lining and resulting in diarrhea, often mixed with blood, cramping abdominal pain, and other symptoms. CCFC’s mission is to help find the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The foundation provides educational programs for affected individuals, their families, health professionals, and the general public. In addition, it provides educational and awareness initiatives through approximately 75 local CCFC volunteer groups and CCFC community education events, featuring leading IBD specialists. The Foundation publishes a brochure series in both French and English.