Addressing the alarming rise of the bacterium "Mycobacterium avium Paratuberculosis"
in the environment and the growing evidence linking this bacterium to Crohn's

Founders: Diane and Michael Fagen

Contact Info:


History of Crohn's Disease, Johne's disease, Mycobacterium avium Paratubercuosis

Recent Article Updates

Links to Articles
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Perception of Risk

The Precautionary Principle

What is a Reportable Disease

Health of Animals Act, SC 1990, c 21


NRC National Science Library

Public Health Agency of Canada

Never In My Milk



ree Republic/News Activism/Topics - Post Article


La Presse,  April 8, 2001,  Never in My Milk? by Marie France Coutu

The Canadian Media

Canadian Medical and Government

Canadian Veterinary

Canadian Raw Milk Advocacy Group


Let's Talk


Taking Action

Link To Us

Does Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis cause Crohn's disease by Alan Kennedy  


Shafran's Gasterology Center

The Johne's Information Center

History of Early Research on Crohn's disease

Dr. B. Crohn

Got Milk? by Michael Greger, MD Updated January 2001

THE CROHN'S CONNECTION  by Lisa Chamberlain

Dire Warnings About Johne’s
Disease A wake-up call for the dairy industry?

Micobacteria and Crohn's Disease

Dr. Chiodini's Tables

American and European Links

University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

Health Canada

Action Medical Research


University of Guelph





Mission Statement

  Crohnscanada is a non-profit grassroots movement made up of and operated by Canadian patients with Crohn's disease, their family and friends, and all Canadians who are alarmed by the uncontrolled spread of Mycobacterium avium Paratuberculosis (Map) in the environment, as well as the growing evidence linking this bacterium to Crohn's disease. The mission of MAP-Canada is the complete eradication of Paratuberculosis from the Canadian food chain and conclusive determination of its role in the cause of Crohn's disease.



  To accomplish our mission, Crohnscanada strongly urges the Government of Canada to adopt the following recommendations:

1. Inform Canadians of the evidence linking Crohn's disease to
Paratuberculosis (MAP) and Johne's disease in animals and immediately institute The Precautionary Principle.
2. Take immediate steps to determine the present level of
Paratuberculosis in milk on the retail level, as other countries have.
3. Put Johne's disease,on the Reportable Diseases list, to eliminate these sick cattle from being used for human consumption, as other countries are in the process of doing and finally funding for research regarding the link between Johne's disease in cattle (MAP) and Crohn's disease is imperative.

As long as the bacterium Paratuberculosis from Johne's disease infected cattle is not made a priority for research in the possible link to Crohn's disease and is left unchecked hundreds of thousands, maybe millions are at risk.





We would like to express our most heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Djuro Palaic of Pierrefonds Quebec, for agreeing to act as medical consultant for MAP-Canada. Dr. Palaic is Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Montreal as well as a family physician whose practice includes numerous patients with Crohn’s disease. His courage in openly supporting the mission and goals of MAP-Canada is greatly appreciated and is an inspiration to all. We invite other physicians, veterinarians and scientists who feel strongly that there is an urgent need for action to address the evidence pointing to a link between Paratuberculosis and Crohn’s disease, to join us so that together we may bring pressure to bear on the government of Canada.



Crohnscanada would like to extend a sincere thank you to a number of persons and organizations that directly through assistance and encouragement or indirectly through authorizations, have made this site possible. In particular, we wish to thank:

Professor Hermon-Taylor, Dr. Rodrick Chiodini, Dr. Michael Greger, Karen Meyer and Cheryl Miller of PARA, Marie france Coutu, La Presse of Montreal, Lisa Chamberlain of the Cleveland Free Times, Martine Hessler, Tim Sinodhinos and Yanik Chicoine. A debt of gratitude is owed to Alan Kennedy and Dr. Michael Collins whose excellent websites made our task manageable. And most importantly, we thank all Crohn’s survivors as well as the scientists who have steadfastly and against much opposition, slowly exposed the evidence pointing to an infectious aetiology of Crohn’s disease, for teaching us the meaning of courage and perseverance.


MAP-Canada would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Yanik Chicoine at for his generosity and assistance in the hosting and the mounting of this site.

MAP-Canada aimerait remercier sincèrement Yanik Chicoine a pour sons générosité et sons assistance pour l'hébergement et la programation du site.