Crohn's and Colitis

600-60 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4T 1N5
President & CEO: Lori Radke
Board Co-Chair: Adrianna Czornyj

Charitable Reg. #:11883 1486 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 60 cents are available for programs.

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About Crohn's and Colitis:

Crohn's and Colitis Canada is a 4-star charity with an above average results reporting grade and best practice in financial transparency. For every dollar donated to this charity, 60 cents go to the cause. This is outside Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending. 

Founded in 1974, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC) is the only national, volunteer-based charity that aims to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both diseases are forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD targets the lining of the GI tract and disrupts the body’s ability to digest food, absorb nutrients, and remove waste. There is currently no cure for Crohn’s disease. CCC reports that more than 322,600 Canadians are living with IBD in 2023. CCC runs three main programs: Research Granting, Patients Programs, and Awareness Campaigns.

Research: Research is CCC’s largest program, representing 66% of program costs. CCC’s goal is to generate new science knowledge and treatments for Crohn’s and colitis by funding researchers across the country. In F2022, CCC granted $2.3m into research projects focused on developing better treatments. An additional $3.0m was spent on research in F2022 but is not represented within grants. The charity funded 37 research projects at 23 institutions in F2022.

Patient Programs: Patient Programs work to help people living with Crohn’s and colitis. CCC’s goal is to improve the quality of life and day-to-day experiences of people with IBD. CCC gave out 15 scholarships to patients with IBD pursuing post-secondary education in F2022.

Awareness Campaigns: The charity’s Awareness program advocates for policy changes that ease the burden of living with IBD. The charity’s goal is to create an open dialogue about Crohn’s and colitis to end the stigma around IBD. In F2022, CCC engaged in a “You Are Not Alone” campaign that reached 80 million impressions through print, television, radio, and online. The charity’s education webinars received 62,998 views with 14,900 unique attendees in F2022.


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Results and Impact

At the time of review, the charity had not released its 2022 Research Report. Results and impact are drawn from its 2021 Research Report.

The GEM Project follows healthy people over time until they developed Crohn's and colitis. To date, this study has determined that a leaky gut is found in patients prior to the development of IBD. This study also determined that Crohn’s patients have higher antimicrobial antibody levels and a specific bacterial signature. The PACE Network develops new solutions to ensure Canadians can have equitable access to top-quality care. The implementation of this telemedicine program in Ontario cut wait times to see a gastroenterologist from four months to two weeks.

Additional studies resulted in the discovery of the expansion of E. coli in response to its exposure to risk factors. These studies also resulted in the development of Glycocage, a "cage" that allows medication to reach the lower GI tract. 

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada received $13.1m in donations and special events revenue in F2022. The charity’s administrative costs are 12% of revenue (excluding investment income) and its fundraising costs are 28% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 40%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 60 cents are available to go to the cause, which is outside Ci’s reasonable range.

The charity has $12.7m in reserve funds, of which, $683k, is donor endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, its reserve funds can cover 151%, or one year and six months of its annual program costs.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 4, 2023 by Liam Chapleau.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.1%10.9%15.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 27.5%27.2%28.7%
Total overhead spending 39.5%38.1%43.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 150.5%187.1%195.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,5047,6047,778
Government funding 07341,511
Special events 3,5613,2432,772
Investment income (548)1,119415
Other income 16(647)(524)
Total revenues 12,53312,05311,951
Program costs 5,6782,9422,428
Grants 2,3424,2054,184
Administrative costs 1,5801,1891,732
Fundraising costs 3,5882,9543,031
Total spending 13,18711,29011,375
Cash flow from operations (654)762576
Capital spending 29615219
Funding reserves 12,70313,96813,518

Note: To report on a cash basis, Ci accounted for deferred contributions, affecting revenue in the amount of ($60k) in F2022, ($627k) in F2021, and ($513k) in F2020. Ci recognized endowment fund contributions as donations, affecting total revenues by ($nil) in F2022, ($10k) in F2021, and $14k in F2020. Ci recognized foreign exchange gains (losses), affecting total revenues by $16k in F2022, ($20k) in F2021, and ($12k) in F2020. Ci backed out amortization from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis. Ci included unrealized gain (loss) on investment, impacting revenue by ($1.0m) in F2022, $720k in F2021, and ($nil) in F2020.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 59

Avg. compensation: $83,481

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2022

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