The Arthritis Society and CARP announce strategic partnership

October 29, 2015 | The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society and CARP are joining forces to share resources and create awareness of issues common to both organizations.  

“As our population ages, we estimate that the number of Canadians living with arthritis will balloon from 4.6 million today to 7.5 million by 2036,” says Janet Yale, president and CEO of The Arthritis Society. “For the benefit of our collective health, it is important that we take aging and joint health seriously. For this reason, we are proud to partner with CARP to extend the reach of their resources and to expand our ability to reduce arthritis-related pain for Canadians and their loved ones.”

The objective of this strategic partnership is to promote awareness of the benefits of both CARP membership and The Arthritis Society’s programs and services to each organization’s members.

“Three out of four CARP members polled said they live with some kind of musculoskeletal condition like arthritis, which is shared by millions of other Canadians,” said Susan Eng, executive vice- president, CARP. “A diminished quality of life need not be anyone's reality when their chronic pain can be managed or relieved with the right resources and care. The Arthritis Society is a leader in helping Canadians achieve and sustain a better quality of life, and CARP is excited to help bring their message and resources to our members, their families and communities across the country."
Joint promotion of programs and resources through each organization’s events, newsletters and online will begin in 2016.

About The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis, The Society is Canada's principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the more than 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non‐government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing over $190 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. The Arthritis Society is accredited under Imagine Canada's Standards Program. For more information and to make a donation, visit

About CARP

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for Canada, social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. CARP seeks to ensure that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of our generation and provides value-added benefits, products and services to our members. Through our network of chapters across Canada, CARP is dedicated to building a sense of community and shared values among our members in support of CARP’s mission.

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For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Douglas Emerson
National Communications Manager – The Arthritis Society
416-979-7228 x3348  

Sarah Park
Director, Strategic Communications - CARP
416.607.2471  |  1.888.363.2279 x271