Fueling impact to extinguish arthritis

The Arthritis Society is Canada’s national charity dedicated to extinguishing arthritis. We represent the six million Canadians living with arthritis today, and the millions more who are impacted or at risk. Fueled by the trust and support of donors and volunteers, we will not give up our efforts until everyone is free of the scorching pain of arthritis.


We will extinguish arthritis.


To fight the fire of arthritis with research, advocacy, innovation, information and support.


$5.3 million invested in arthritis research
Our investment inspired partners to match funds and empowered researchers to secure additional funding to drive their work forward.

Total Research Investement $21.1 million
$5.3m arthritis society, $4.5m partnered funding, $11.4m leveraged funds
6,698 Canadians raised their voices with us on policy issues
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107,143 people reached through Arthritis Talks webinars
70% registration outside urban areas
2,000+ communities across Canada

Unique communities represented:
British Columbia – 193
Alberta – 162
Saskatchewan – 89
Manitoba – 91
Ontario – 644
Quebec – 798
New Brunswick – 125
Nova Scotia – 166
Prince Edward Island – 27
Newfoundland and Labrador – 88
Yukon – 6
Northwest Territories – 4
Nunavut – 1
International – 52

87% of program users said they were empowered to better manage their arthritis

The Arthritis Society is well on its way to achieving its 2025 Strategic Plan goals. Visit our Accelerating Impact dashboard

Right now, six million Canadians have arthritis!

Join us in fighting the fire of arthritis and help millions live in a world free from devastating effects of this disease.

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