There are many organizations in Canada dedicated to improving the lives of those who suffer from digestive disorders. To help you get the information you need, the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation works with partners, associations, special interest groups and government including:
Canadian Celiac Association
The Canadian Celiac Association is a national organization dedicated to providing services and support to persons with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis through programs of awareness, advocacy, education and research
- Canadian Liver Foundation
The Canadian Liver Foundation is a national, charitable organization, with chapters across the country. We represent the liver health of all Canadians, educating and advocating for improved standards for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of over 100 forms of liver disease.
- Canadian Society of Intestinal Research
Since 1976, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, a registered charity, has been providing patient resources and funding medical research. CSIR offers medically-sound educational resources for health professionals and patients, in the forms of free patient information pamphlets, a national newsletter, public lectures, and support groups.
- Can't Wait App
To help reduce the feeling of isolation experienced by people living with IBD, and to raise awareness about this chronic disease, CCFC has launched an iPhone and Android application that will help people find the public bathroom closest to them in a hurry. The Can't Wait application uses GPS to track the user's location and point to the closest bathroom. It is available as a free download through iTunes, by searching for "Can't Wait". A web-based version of Can't Wait is also available at www.cantwait.ca.
- Celiac Disease - The Gluten Connection
The Canadian Celiac Association has worked with Health Canada to create a detailed resource about celiac disease entitled Celiac Disease -- The Gluten Connection.
- Centers For Disease Control & Prevention: Traveller's Diarrhea
For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.
- Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness of colorectal cancer, support patients and advocate for national screening and timely access to effective medical treatments for the disease.
- Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative Foundation
The Colorectal Screening Initiative Foundation (CCSIF) is an organization that informs Canadian adults about the benefits of screening for colorectal cancer through awareness, education and advocacy initiatives.
- Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. For more information, contact the Foundation toll free at MY GUT PAIN (888 694-8872) or visit our website.
Dietitians of Canada
Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the nation-wide voice of dietitians - the most trusted source of information on food and nutrition for Canadians.
- Health Canada
Health Canada provides information on licensed natural health products which have been found to be safe, effective and of high quality under its recommended conditions of use.
- Mayo Clinic - Traveler's Diarrhea
Traveler's diarrhea is the most common illness you're likely to experience while traveling.
- Ontario's Colon Cancer Check Program
ColonCancerCheck was launched to the public in the spring of 2008 as the first population-based, organized colorectal screening program of its kind in Canada.
- Ontario's FOBT Kit information
The Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) is the screening method for average risk people aged 50 and over used by ColonCancerCheck. It's a simple test that you can do in the privacy of your home. The FOBT is the most widely available test for screening for colorectal cancer.