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The Canadian Continence Foundation

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"

Latest News

British Columbia Residents:
Opportunity to tell your government about life with urinary incontinence!

Message to those living with Overactive Bladder and their caregivers.

We believe in access to all available Overactive Bladder treatments. Between September 12th and October 10th 2014 on the BC government’s website, “Your Voice” two new treatment options will be listed for patient and caregiver input: Botox and Myrbetriq. Whether you have tried these treatments or not, if you live with OAB and live in BC, please support access to treatment for BC residents by giving your feed-back to the BC government on what it is like to live with urinary incontinence.
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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