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    May 03

    Response to Toronto Star - cannabis isn't medicine Response from Trish Barbato, President and CEO of the Arthritis Society to Canabis is not ready to be called medicine, yet (Toronto Star, April 27) Cannabis isn’t medicine?  Tell that to Judith.  The retired Guelph resident lived most of her adult life in pain. For more... Arthritis Society
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    May 03

    Letter to National Advisory Committee on Immunization Dr. Mathew Tunis  Executive Secretary, National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) We are writing on behalf of Canadians living with rheumatic diseases on immunosuppressive medications.Like in the cancer community, Canadians living with the worst forms of autoimmune arthritis... Arthritis Society
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    Apr 22

    Mary Pack Award Winners The Arthritis Society couldn’t do what it does without its amazing volunteers. As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want to recognize the special recipients of this year’s Mary Pack Volunteer Award. The award is presented to the most dedicated and inspirational volunteers... Arthritis Society
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    Apr 21

    Arthritis Society responds to British Columbia budget   Christine Basque  Executive Director, British Columbia     We applaud the Government of British Columbia for making healthcare a priority in its budget released yesterday, which included $495 million in new permanent funding to help reduce surgery backlogs.      On... Arthritis Society
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    Apr 20

    Arthritis Society responds to the federal budget Trish Barbato  President and CEO We are pleased to see the federal government reiterate its commitment to boost the federal health transfer in yesterday’s budget but that is a one-time hike. More needs to be done to address the wait times crisis affecting patients across the... Arthritis Society
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    Apr 13

    Four new research grants funded Thanks to generous donor support, the Arthritis Society is able to invest in additional research to help improve the lives of people living with arthritis.   In addition to the eight awards announced earlier this year, the Arthritis Society is pleased to announce it will be funding four... Arthritis Society
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    Apr 08

    Arthritis Society responds to Manitoba budget  Statement from Trish Barbato, President and CEOWe applaud the Government of Manitoba for making healthcare a priority in its budget released yesterday, which included a minimum of $50 million in new funding to reduce wait times, including dedicated funding for joint replacement surgeries.  ... Arthritis Society
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    Apr 07

    Arthritis Society responds to Saskatchewan budget Trish Barbato   President and CEO  We’re pleased to see the government investing in high-priority initiatives across the health sector as part of yesterday’s budget announcement. However, we’re also disappointed the budget didn’t mention a specific investment to... Arthritis Society
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    Mar 29

    Arthritis Society responds to Nova Scotia budget Statement from Jone Mitchell   Executive Director, Atlantic Region It’s clear from Thursday’s budget announcement the Government of Nova Scotia is listening to our calls to address the need for improved access to joint replacement surgeries. The $1.9-million investment for... Arthritis Society
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