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About 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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Arthritis Types A-Z


In this section arthritis experts provide you with information on the main types of arthritis, frequently asked questions, treatments and suggestions for self-management.

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Oct 12

Arthritis Ideator Program launched The Arthritis Society is inviting entrepreneurs and ideators from across Canada to help us fight the fire of arthritis.  Are you working on solutions to improve the lives of people with arthritis? Apply to our new Arthritis Ideator Program for an opportunity to receive one of four $50... Arthritis Society
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Oct 04

Recommendations on a third dose of the COVID vaccine Both the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) recently released their recommendation on a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for individuals who are immunocompromised. The Arthritis Society supports these recommendations. In order... Arthritis Society
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Sep 22

It’s not just arthritis For far too long, people have been told “it’s just arthritis.” It’s time to push back against that message and the mistaken believe it isn’t serious.  Starting with Arthritis Awareness Month in September and going forward we’re getting loud as we join... Arthritis Society