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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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Jul 04

1 in 4 medical cannabis users say it's now harder to access cannabis since recreational legalization According to a recent survey jointly commissioned by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), access issues are just one of the unintended consequences of recreational cannabis legalization affecting medical... Newswire.ca
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Jun 12

Advisory Council recommends Canada implement universal, single-payer public pharmacare Arthritis Society President and CEO Janet Yale responds: "On behalf of the 6 million Cdns living with arthritis, thanks to @DrEricHoskins for today’s Pharmacare report. As governments work together patients will need a seat at the table to help address the urgent needs of the uninsured... Public
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May 27

B.C. expands use of biosimilars to offer coverage for more treatment options British Columbia is improving the sustainability of its PharmaCare program by expanding the use of biosimilars, which will create opportunities for new drug listings and boost existing coverage for patients. The Arthritis Society is gratified that our patient-focused recommendations to the... Public

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