Your Stories

This Arthritis Society’s Your Stories blog features stories of those living with arthritis, those pursuing breakthrough research for a cure, and other Canadians touched by a disease. It takes courage and effort to live with chronic pain – see how others have learned to live well with arthritis. If you are interested in posting your own story, please email us at

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Help "Take Charge" in YOUR Community!

Do you like sharing information and helping others?  The Arthritis Society is currently looking for volunteers to share some educational workshops in the following locations:  Salt Spring Island, Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Powell Island, Bowen Island - can you help? 

Posted: 01-02-2017 British Columbia Community Take Charge of Your Arthritis Volunteers

Help be a part of the Answer!

Did you know that The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division has a toll-free Answers Line that is available to people across the province?  The Arthritis Answers Line provides information, support and assistance to callers, and we are currently looking for volunteers.

Posted: 01-02-2017 Arthritis Answers Line British Columbia

New Appointment for Dr. Diane Lacaille

It is an honour to announce the new appointment of Dr. Diane Lacaille, to Acting Head Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.  Dr. Lacaille has long been a friend and supporter of The Arthritis Society, and her new role will help to oversee all areas in the Department of Medicine.

Posted: 01-02-2017 British Columbia Diane Lacaille

Seeking Support in Abbotsford?

Together with volunteers in Abbotsford, The Arthritis Society is working to put together a new support group to support those living with arthritis.  Helping through resources, information and community, this informal support group is open to anyone, free of charge, who deals with the daily effects and challenges of life with arthritis. 

Posted: 01-02-2017

Provincial Pain Summit, February 17 - 19

Pain BC is hosting an important, informative event on pain, February 17-19 in Vancouver, and The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division is pleased to share that we will be supporting this through a partner sponsorship.  We will be co-sponsoring the opening evening event on February 17, a panel discussion called An Expert Panel on Pain, where admission is free, but you must register in advance.

Posted: 01-02-2017 BC Pain Summit British Columbia

Thank you for going "all-in"!

We did it!  Together, with your help and support and the dedication and passion of an incredible team and community of people, our All-in for Arthritis Gala was a HUGE success!  This important night raised funds in support of children around the province living with arthritis, and ensures they will get to go to our camp and educational retreat this summer!  A heartfelt thank you to everyone who played a part in this wonderful and meaningful event!

Posted: 01-02-2017 All-in for Arthritis British Columbia Gala