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 community@arthritis.ca.

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Cassie & Friends Family Day – September 16!

The Arthritis Society is very pleased to tell you about Cassie & Friends’ upcoming Family Day!  This is a fun and informative event for families living with Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions.  It provides a wonderful opportunity for families from around the province to connect and create relationships, and The Arthritis Society is happy to provide travel bursaries to help families from outside the Lower Mainland attend.

Posted: 31-07-2017 British Columbia Cassie and Friends Family Day

Richmond Arthritis Group – Support, Sharing and Socializing

If you live in or near the Richmond area, we would like to tell you about this special group.  The Richmond Arthritis Support Group is made up of friendly, caring members, and provides valuable support in a variety of ways for people living with arthritis.

Posted: 31-07-2017 British Columbia Richmond Support Group

September Symposium on Pediatric Pain – register now!

Our community partner, Pain BC, is holding the Second BC Provincial Pediatric Pain Management Symposium September 22 - 24, 2017. We are pleased to tell you about this event, and to share that The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division, is a proud sponsor.

Posted: 31-07-2017 British Columbia Pain BC

The Osteoarthritis Tool: what is it and how will it help the arthritis community

Great news for the arthritis community! Recently, a new tool was developed to help improve care for Canadians living with osteoarthritis (OA), called Osteoarthritis Tool, thanks to the partnership between The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CPFC) and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP). As a member of the AAC, The Arthritis Society is proud to support this resource and to introduce it to our community!

Posted: 31-07-2017 British Columbia Osteoarthritis Tool

Camp means memories

It was a wonderful, adventure-filled week in July, the result of the efforts of a team of tremendous people! Thank you so much to the fabulous kids who made the experience so meaningful for everyone involved.  

Posted: 31-07-2017 British Columbia Camp

Zoe inspires a community

Trail had its first-ever Walk to Fight Arthritis in 2017, and it was largely inspired by a very brave seven year old girl.  Her name is Zoe, and for the people in Trail, she is the reason they came out to support this important cause.  Because seven year olds aren’t supposed to have arthritis. 

Posted: 11-07-2017 British Columbia Juvenile Ideopathic Arthritis Zoe

Share your work!

We are very pleased to tell you about a unique opportunity created by our community partners, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.  You are invited to be a part of the Quality Forum 2018, where you will have the chance to share your work with hundreds of people who are passionate about improving health care!

Posted: 11-07-2017 British Columbia Quality Forum 2018

Provincial Pediatric Pain Symposium – Register now for September

Our community partner, Pain BC, is holding the Second BC Provincial Pediatric Pain Management Symposium September 22 - 24, 2017. We are pleased to tell you about this event, and to share that The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division, is a proud sponsor.

Posted: 11-07-2017 British Columbia Pain BC Pain Symposium

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Offer!

We are very pleased to share with you, our community, that Dr. Robert Offer was awarded a Wallace Wilson Leadership Award at the UBC Medical Alumni Association’s 2017 AGM Awards! Dr. Offer graduated from the UBC medical program in 1969 and was the first rheumatologist to reside and practice in the Fraser Valley. He is the Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology at UBC, and the founding chair of BCPharmaCare. The list of his contributions to the arthritis community is expansive, including lead of programs and forums on arthritis education.

Posted: 11-07-2017 British Columbia Dr. Offer