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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a collection of conditions affecting joints and other tissues. It causes pain, restricts mobility and diminishes quality of life.

It's serious. 1 in 5 Canadians live every day with arthritis and there is no cure.

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Investments in research seek to understand the causes, realize innovations that improve quality of life and discover a cure.


Understanding needs of people affected by arthritis and identifying gaps that are important to champion for change.


Providing patient-centric, evidenced-based information and resources to empower people affected by arthritis.

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Feb 11

Equitable access to arthritis medication CTV coverage of The Conference Board of Canada Report on Canadian's access to arthritis medications. Features interviews with ambassador Darlene McPherson, who lives with RA, and Joanne Di Nardo, Arthritis Society Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs. CTV News
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Feb 06

Western profs applauded for their arthritis research Physiology and pharmacology professor Frank Beier and chemistry professor Elizabeth Gillies have joined forces in a study developing a new treatment for arthritis sufferers. Beier and Gillies gained acknowledgement for their contributions by the Arthritis Society of Canada as one of the Top 10... Public
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Feb 05

Research shows significant regional differences in access to arthritis medications across Canada The Conference Board of Canada released a report today, funded by the Arthritis Society, titled Accessing Arthritis Medications—A Pan-Canadian Analysis. The analyses presented in this report show that patients’ access to and the cost of arthritis medications differ by jurisdiction and... Public

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