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About the Arthritis Society

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 our donors and volunteers, the Arthritis Society is fighting the fire of arthritis with research, advocacy, innovation, information and support. We are Canada’s largest charitable funder of cutting-edge arthritis research. We will not give up our efforts until everyone is free of the scorching pain of arthritis. 

It's not just arthritis.

Arthritis is Canada’s most common chronic disease and there is no cure. The disease affects the lives of six million Canadians (1 in 5 adults) – impacting their mobility, their ability to work, their time with their family and friends, and sometimes causing near constant pain. More than half of people with arthritis are under 65. Without a brighter spotlight on this serious issue, the number of Canadians with arthritis will rise to nine million by 2040. That’s 1 in 4 Canadians impacted by this disease – along with their families and communities.  

Through the continued generosity of our supporters, the Arthritis Society will achieve our bold dream of making a cure a reality. 

The Arthritis Society is accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.