Support Groups and Resources

To help you manage and live better with arthritis, the Quebec Division found support groups and ressources for you.

STARTING A SUPPORT GROUP
If you're interested in starting up a support group for people with arthritis, we can help by providing you with a free copy of the Guide for Implementing an Arthritis Support Group in your Area. This handy publication, produced by the Quebec Division of The Arthritis Society, The Canadian Spondylitis Association and developed by Julie Felx, helps answer many questions you should ask yourself before setting out to organize a support group. Remember, a support group can have 4 people or 40, it can start small and grow to whatever number you can manage. For your copy, click here [PDF], email us at info@qc.arthritis.ca or call toll-free at 1-800-321-1433.

A HELPFUL GUIDE TO RESSOURCES
A document prepared by Mrs. Chanelle Cartier gives you a remarkable quantity of resources that are helpful. Examples include: who to contact for paratransit, what are the eligibility criteria for home help, which make a housing benefit application? See the Resource Guide for people living with arthritis [PDF].

 
Aide Arthrite du Bas-Richelieu
Association des arthritiques de Québec
Association des arthritiques du Lac-Saint-Jean
Association québécoise de la douleur chronique
Association québécoise de l’encéphalomyélite myalgique (AQEM)
A.W.I.S.H (Arthritis West Island Self Help)
Canadian Spondylitis Association
Groupe d'entraide arthritiques de Beauce
GSSAA (Groupe de soutien du Suroit Arthrite Arthrose)
Sjogren Syndrome Association inc.
Sclerodermia Quebec
Société québécoise de la fibromyalgie
Association des aidants naturels de la Côte-Nord
Centre d’hébergement et de soins de longue durée de Dollard-des-Ormeaux
Centre de jour Berthiaume du Tremblay
Centre de ressources pour la vie autonome de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre
CLSC Suzor-Côté
CSSS Papineau and Petite Nation
Ressources d'aide aux personnes handicapées du Bas Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Îles-de la-Madeleine
Perform Centre