Who We Are

We are the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, Canada’s trusted resource on digestive health. Committed to providing useful, up-to-date information and research to help Canadians better manage digestive conditions and live healthier lives.

Our Mission

To reduce suffering and improve quality of life by providing trusted, accessible, and accurate information about digestive health and disease.

Our Vision

To empower all Canadians to manage their digestive health with confidence and optimism.

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology

The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology is CDHF’s association. Over 1100 members including gastroenterologists, surgeons, pediatricians, basic scientists and nurses comprise the Association. The CAG provides professional gastroenterological education and funding opportunities for gastrointestinal health and disease research, and more recently, has advocated for improved timeliness and quality of digestive health care for Canadians. 


We are Jeff, Kelsey, Tara, Nella, Sophie, Kelsey M and YOU

Tara Petch – Vice President, Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives

Kelsey Cheyne – Executive Director

Sophie Allan – Marketing Coordinator

Nella Perri – Director of Finance & Operations

Jeff Suggitt CEO of CDHF

Jeff Suggitt – Executive Advisor

Kelsey Moore, RD – Senior Account Manager

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Everyday Canadian heroes like you.

Who inspire us to live our best lives

CDHF Governance

Board of Directors

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Stephanie Simmons

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Cheryl Mclaughlin

Dr. Lawrence Hookey