What COVID-19 means for you and your family if you have arthritis.

Your support is needed now more than ever

COVID-19 is a rapidly changing situation, but what is not changing is our commitment to Canadians with arthritis. Your loyal support is critical.

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.

Learn More About Arthritis

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.

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

Arthritis. Give before it takes.


Live Better with Arthritis

Essential tips and guidance for moving through life with arthritis.

Latest News

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Mar 30

Arthritis and Lupus patients running low on meds due to misinformation about COVID-19 Our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Sian Bevan, and arthritis ambassador Darlene McPherson, comment on how COVID-19 has led to a shortage of Hydroxychloroquine – a drug used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus – and how it's impacting patients. The Arthritis Society continues to... CTV News
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Mar 10

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Watch our special Arthritis Talks webinar, COVID-19 and you, featuring rheumatologist Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia explaining what COVID-19 means for arthritis patients, and answering their questions.Watch the video    View the slides [PDF 5MB]The Arthritis Society is doing its part to... Arthritis Society
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Mar 06

Nova Scotia far from reaching hip and joint replacement targets The Nova Scotia government won't come close to fulfilling its pledge in 2017 to meet the national standard for hip and knee replacement wait times. In October 2017, the Nova Scotia Health Authority pledged to hit the six-month benchmark by April 1, 2020. Arthritis affects more than 1 in... Chatelaine

Upcoming Events

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Greens for Arthritis Aurora, ON
Mar 31
11:00 PM
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Osteoarthritis and Hands
Cranbrook, BC
Apr 01
2:00 PM
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Educational: In-PersonEducational: In-Person

Osteoarthritis (OA) of Neck and Back class
Etobicoke, ON

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