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Through the trust and support of our donors and partners, the Arthritis Society is Canada’s largest charitable funder of cutting-edge arthritis research, investing close to $220 million in research projects since our founding – projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis.

The investments we make in scientific research and discovery seek to spark new ideas and careers in arthritis research, supporting talented investigators and trainees seeking to understand the causes of arthritis and to develop innovative solutions to improve quality of life for those living with arthritis, on the road to finding a cure.  We hold ourselves to a high standard when selecting which research projects have the potential to generate the most impact in solving the unanswered challenges of arthritis. Through a gold-standard expert grant and award review process, we invite talented researchers from across the country to submit proposals for consideration by a panel of subject matter experts in discovery research and clinical care, as well as people with lived experience of arthritis.

In the sections below, you’ll find highlights of the impact our researchers are making, as well as more details on our current research funding programs.

Arthritis Society Investment in Research 2020-21

Infographic - 3.6 M+ invested, 76 active research projects, 78 lead researchers and 25 reserarch institutes

All this made possible by our donors and partners!