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Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada

The mission of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, NL region is to find the cure for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the collective name for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Year(s) Funded: 2005, 2007-2009

Amount of Funding Awarded to Date: $11,000


Address City Province Phone Country
P.O. Box 39093   A1E 5Y7 St. John's NL (709) 579-3700 Canada

Program(s) Funded:

Program: Michael J. Howorth GEM Project $5,000 (2009): This project was a national research study with the objective of identifying why certain individuals develop Crohn's Disease while others do not. Through this, the organization hoped to find the cause or trigger of Crohn's disease, ultimately finding the cure. The study will followed healthy siblings and offspring of Crohn's disease sufferers. This was the first study of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador to try and understand the complex genetic, environmental and microbial (GEM) interactions within our bodies.

Funding from United Way was used to travel/set up to promote the GEM study across NL in order to increase participation, to promote/advertise as a way of raising awareness of IBD in general and the importance of getting involved in the study, as well as towards materials for study recruitment.

Program: "Your Life and IBD" – A Family Education Day on Inflammatory Bowel Disease $2,000 (2008): This project was an education symposium and regional meeting held in the St. John's Metro area that involved 3-4 different speakers (gastroenterologist/surgeon, IBD sufferer, family member etc...) and was open to the public.

Funding from United Way was used to provide speakers for the event, to cover the costs of the facility and/or equipment rental, to provide funding for travel for patients/volunteers and to provide funding for any PR involved with the event (signage, advertising)

Program: CCFC Education Program $1,000 (2005) $3,000 (2007): The CCFC Education program involves distribution of education brochures, education meetings with various guest speakers, booths and displays, and other new initiatives.

Funding from United Way went towards achieving the general goal of increasing awareness of IBD. More specifically and importantly, to provide education to the people who need it the most: IBD patients, their families and health professionals – many of whom are unaware this information is available and accessible.