Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. It is a multi-system disease that affects mainly the lungs and the digestive system, causing a build-up of thick mucus making it difficult to breathe and absorb nutrients from food. There is no cure.
Since establishment in 1960, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has invested more than $260 million in leading research, innovation and care. As a result, Canadians with cystic fibrosis have one of the highest median survival rates in the world.
We rely on the generous support of our volunteers, donors, and partners in our shared mission to improve the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis, and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating disease.
We fund research towards the goal of a cure or control for cystic fibrosis, support high quality CF care, promote public awareness of cystic fibrosis, and raise and allocate funds for these purposes.
Our vision is a world where cystic fibrosis is no longer a progressive life-shortening disease.