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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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How We Help


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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Your generosity puts us closer to a world where people are free from the devastating effects that arthritis has on lives.

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Essential tips and guidance for moving through life with arthritis.

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Aug 18

‘A quiet epidemic’: Why so many Canadians experience knee pain "Knee pain is one of the most common presenting symptoms in musculoskeletal, sports medicine and chronic pain clinics across the country." Dr. Paul Wong, chief of orthopaedics at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, told Global News that knee complications in Canada are becoming a &ldquo... Public
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Aug 16

Seniors were the only group to report slightly higher rates of cannabis use after legalization: Statistics Canada Canadians aged 65 and older were the only age group to report slightly higher rates of cannabis usage after the drug’s legalization, new Statistics Canada numbers show. Kelly Gorman, director of public policy and government affairs at the Arthritis Society, said cannabis is a hot topic at... The Globe and Mail
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Aug 15

Alberta teen fast-pitch player defies disease Paige Simpson is a 15-year-old shortstop playing at a high level for the Red Deer Rage team in this year’s fast-pitch championship. You would never know it, but a year and a half ago, she was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Simpson is inspiring future generations of women in sport... Public

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Aug 21
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Osteoarthritis of the Hand class Kingston, ON
Aug 22
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Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Hand Sudbury, ON

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