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We have a disease to crush.   
Transformational innovation will drive this change.  

Investing in the Arthritis Society is an investment in our vision to extinguish arthritis by disrupting the status quo. For too long, health charities like ours have played it safe. With rapid changes in healthcare technology, care delivery and treatment options – coupled with the dramatic rise in arthritis diagnoses expected in the next 20 years – safe is no longer an option. 

25 x 25 is the Arthritis Society’s biggest and boldest campaign yet. With a goal of raising $25 million by 2025, this campaign has the potential to uncover, unlock and unleash the most powerful solutions to solving some of Canada’s pressing healthcare concerns around chronic pain and chronic illness.  

We are bold changemakers. The Arthritis Society is the only organization in Canada that has the scope and the vision to accelerate the innovations needed to extinguish this debilitating disease for good.  

Target icon with $25M in the middleWe believe transformational innovation can change people’s lives.   
Support the 25 x 25 campaign if you share this belief. 

Contact Jennifer Stewart, Chief Development Officer, for a 1-on-1 conversation about how you can get involved in this gamechanging campaign. 

Thank you to our generous supporters who are kickstarting this fund 

Diane Blake & Stephen Smith 
Andrew Branion 
The O’Sullivan Family 

Meet the Executive Volunteers of our Innovation Fund Committee 

Sulemaan Ahmed

Sulemaan Ahmed
Principal, Servo Annex

Trish Barbato

Trish Barbato
President & CEO, Arthritis Society

Andrew Branion

Andrew Branion
CEO, ioticiti 

Vikram Divdas

Vikram Devdas
Entrepreneur and Investor  


Martha Harrison
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault 


Brent Norton
Venture Partner, Lumira Ventures

Melanie Philip

Melanie Philip
AVP Transitions & Quality, BGIS