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Overview and mission statement


  • Define the causes of IBD through state-of-the-art genetic and functional approaches.
  • Develop personalized care for IBD patients based on better understanding of the genetic, immunologic, and microbial factors of IBD.
  • Improve existing and emerging IBD therapies through collaboration with other specialties.
  • Improve IBD clinical care in Canada and around the world through education and training.


  • To advance world class IBD patient care by developing a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients and families with IBD.
  • To advance our understanding of the causes of IBD through focused clinical, translational, and basic research.
  • To develop infrastructure and funding sources that will compete with other paediatric IBD centres in North America, allowing us to become world leaders in IBD clinical care, research and education.