Resources for Advocates

The Arthritis Society works hard to try and improve the lives, treatment and care for over 4.6 million Canadians diagnosed with arthritis. We need your help to convince the politicians, health policy planners, and others decision-makers of the seriousness of the disease.
 
People with arthritis are fighters! As an advocate you can help in the fight for policies that will reduce the impact of arthritis on the lives of Canadians and on Canadian society.
 

Resources for Advocates

In August 2011 The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) released its report on the National Dialogue on Health Care Transformation with Canadians. This report summarizes what Canadians talked about during six public town hall forums. A comprehensive coalition of patient, professional and industry groups called upon federal and provincial health ministries to endorse its collective recommendations for national standards in arthritis prevention and care. The Alliance for the Canadian Arthritis Program (ACAP) (now known as the Arthritis Alliance of Canada) developed 12 national standards from the landmark Summit on Standards in Arthritis Prevention and Care in late 2005, and has committed to working with governments to develop action plans to make the standards a reality. The standards detail the minimal acceptable levels for arthritis care and prevention irrespective of where someone resides.
Self advocacy toolkit

Self Advocacy Toolkit

Tools to help you advocate for yourself, a friend or loved one. Explore the Toolkit