Arthritis is Canada’s most common chronic disease, scorching the lives of approximately 15,000 people in Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon. Arthritis Society Canada is committed to helping all Canadians fight the fire of arthritis with research, advocacy, innovation and information and support.
Donor support enables us to invest in research to better understand, diagnose and treat arthritis, with a goal to one day extinguish it for good.
While Arthritis Society Canada is not currently funding any active research projects in the Territories, the outcomes of research across the country will impact all Canadians living with this disease, such as the discoveries showcased in our Top 10 Research Advances of 2021.
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We advocate to all levels of government on the most pressing issues affecting people with arthritis, their families and caregivers.
In June 2021, we produced a new report on The Wait: Addressing Canada’s Critical Backlog of Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries. In our accompanying “Stop the Wait” campaign, 7 people from the Territories took action to call on their elected representatives to help reduce joint replacement surgery wait times.
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Information & Support
Drawing on the expertise of healthcare professionals, our information, resources and tools provide trusted, patient-centric information to thousands of people from the Territories. In 2021-2022:
About 65 people in more than 10 communities in the Territories participated in Arthritis Talks, our educational webinar series.
1,800+ people in the Territories sought information and support from our website.
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