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Derick Fage

Our Champion, Derick Fage

After meeting so many people over the last few years suffering from different forms of incontinence, I figured it was time to stand up and share my story. It wouldn't change a thing about my life. My personality has been greatly shaped by my medical circumstances and that's played a key role in who I've become...

Click here to read all of Derick's inspiring story.

Incontinence means losing or leaking urine when you don't want to! As many as 3.3 million Canadians - nearly 10% of the population - experience some form of urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, very few people talk to their doctor about their symptoms. According to the Canadian Urinary Bladder Survey, 16% of men and 33% of women over the age of 40 have symptoms of urinary incontinence but only 26% have discussed with their doctor.

This website is full of useful information and tips on bladder health and control, and how to manage incontinence. You can learn about urinary incontinence, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of bladder problems. We also have sections dedicated to fecal incontinence, bowel control and men's prostate health. We can also help you find a health care professional in your area, who has expertise in treating incontinence.

You may have incontinence if you...

  • Have bedwetting accidents
  • Losing or leaking urine when you don't want to
  • Have to go urgently, or can't make it to the toilet in time
  • Leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze or lift something heavy
  • Rely on disposable pads, adult diapers or anything else to absorb urine
  • Find yourself limiting your activities because you're afraid of having an "accident"

Listen to our latest interview on AM 680

Recently Jacqueline Cahill, Executive Director of The Canadian Continence Foundation, and Sarah, an individual who has experienced the symptoms of incontinence for years, met with Charles Adler of AM 680 CJOB to discuss the continuing tabooism of incontinence and the difficulties patients face discussing the subject. Listen to the full interview above.

Latest News

The Canadian Continence Foundation (TCCF) today released two documents, researched and written for them by The Cameron Institute, entitled – "Incontinence: The Canadian Perspective", and "The Impact of Incontinence in Canada". Urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence are the last two "taboo" health conditions which need light shed upon them...

Use the links below to read more.

Impact of Incontinence in Canada

Incontinence: A Canadian Perspective

Thank-you, your voice can make a difference!

Long ignored taboo topic coming out of the closet

The Canadian Continence Foundation in collaboration with the Cameron Institute are pleased to announce the publication of a research article on fecal incontinence in the Public Health Research Journal: "Denial, Shame and Acceptance: Generating Base-line Knowledge and Understanding of Fecal Incontinence amongst Long-term Care Residents and Care Providers"

We would like to acknowledge the support of an unconditional research grant from SCA Americas, Personal Care, Canada; and thank Schlegel Villages for the participation of their patients and staff in this study.
The full article can be found here.

New Research Studies

We're pleased to announce our newest summaries on the latest incontinence research.

Click here to see all of the new research studies
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