One searcher looking through a microscope and another one looking at it.

Double your impact in support of arthritis research

For the six million people in Canada living with arthritis, activities like going for a walk, catching up with friends or gathering with family can be unimaginable. The pain of the disease can be so debilitating that it prevents people from fully engaging in life’s joys.

Arthritis researchers are driven to find solutions that will help those living with the agony of arthritis. They’re constantly exploring new and better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent this disease, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

At Arthritis Society Canada, we value research. We are committed to supporting arthritis researchers throughout their careers, including at the very beginning. That’s where the Arthritis Society Canada Research Stars Fund comes in – and if you donate before March 1, 2024, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, to help set researchers up for success!

With donor support, we have helped to launch the careers of nearly 1,000 research trainees and early-career scientists. One researcher we’ve funded is Dr. Pascal Tétreault.

Dr. Pascal TétreaultA researcher at the Université de Sherbrooke, Dr. Pascal Tétreault is focused on relieving back pain triggered by arthritis. Using imaging techniques, his team is studying the brains of patients who will receive a specific treatment. They are hoping to find unique features in the structure and function of the brains of treatment responders, features that are absent in patients who will not respond to the treatment.

This exciting work could be a game-changer, and it could lead to tailored treatments that offer much-needed pain relief to patients.

“Most researchers hoping to provide relief for arthritis back pain study the joints. Not my team. Our approach to focus on the brain is innovative and holds great promise, but we need donor support to carry it forward. People living with arthritis shouldn’t face a lifetime of agony – donors can help us end that agony.” – Dr. Pascal Tétreault

Donate today to fund leading-edge researchers like Dr. Tétreault, and to support the vital resources and programs we provide to the one in five people in Canada living with arthritis.

Remember, there’s a special opportunity to double the impact of your gift if you donate before March 1, 2024!

About Arthritis Society Canada

Arthritis Society Canada is dedicated to extinguishing arthritis.

Donor support is critical because without action now, the number of Canadians living with arthritis will soon grow to nine million.

Our donors are heroes. Donations provide essential financial support for initiatives like research that bring us closer to finding better treatments and, ultimately, a cure. We thank each of our everyday heroes, who share our vision of extinguishing arthritis.

Our promise to you: Arthritis Society Canada is committed to honouring your generosity and using your donation in the most effective way. If funds are raised in excess of those needed to support the designated purpose, Arthritis Society Canada acting reasonably may designate the donation towards the highest priority needs of the organization.