Childhood Arthritis Month

As many as 24,000 Canadian children and teens live with arthritis, or more than three out of every 1,000 kids. The Arthritis Society wants to hand back childhood, and help these kids enjoy being kids. 

You can help hand back childhood by making a donation to our dedicated childhood arthritis fund. Your contribution will help support research, programs and other initiatives specifically targeted to addressing the challenges facing kids and families impacted by CA.

Stories of Childhood Arthritis

  • Arthritis changed him, he changed others
  • Funding keeps alive vital child registry
  • Meet Newfoundland’s pediatric rheumatologist
  • Changing children’s destinies
  • ‘Become your own superhero’
  • ‘You’ll learn not to be afraid’
  • I am Brave


  • Learn more about arthritis, including childhood arthritis, (CA), by downloading our facts and figures document. 

News Resources

  • Arthritis Society steps in to maintain vital child registry
  • Important medication for juvenile arthritis returns to market 

Video Resources 

Arthritis : Kids Get it Too!

This video for teachers and school employees aims at raising awareness about the difficulties encountered by kids living with arthritis. These students can find it hard to talk about their disease and what it’s like to live with pain. (9:01)

How to properly fit and use a backpack when a child lives with arthritis

This video demonstrates how to select, fit, pack and wear a backpack to help protect a young person's vulnerable joints. (5:18)

Juvenile Arthritis Webcast Series: Emotional and Behavioural Issues

Emotional and Behavioural Issues

Juvenile Arthritis Webcast Series on Emotional and Behavioural Issues (Public Forum Presentation, 118:42)

New Treatments and Outcomes

New Treatments and Outcomes

Juvenile Arthritis Webcast Series on New Treatments and Outcomes (Public Forum Presentation, 128:51)

Your Juvenile Arthritis Health Care Team

Your Health-Care Team

Juvenile Arthritis Webcast Series on Your Health-Care Team (Public Forum Presentation, 125:28)

Advances in Juvenile Arthritis

Advances in Juvenile Arthritis

Recent advances in understanding of childhood arthritis. (Public Forum Presentation, 102:38)