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Community Action Grants
Arthritis Society Canada is committed to extinguishing the fire of arthritis in communities across Canada. This is why we offer Community Action Grants aimed at providing more opportunities for people to connect, learn, and thrive with arthritis in their own communities. Living with pain can be isolating, but together we can fight the fire of arthritis.
Community Action Grants support communities exploring local solutions. We are looking to support groups and individuals addressing arthritis-related needs specific to their communities, including health inequities and disparities that impact access to arthritis information and care.
Arthritis affects 1 in 5 people over the age of 15, and almost half of people over the age of 65. This program will help community members, groups and organizations deliver arthritis and joint pain related programs, services, or information directly in communities.
Our grant funding is always contingent upon the generosity of our donors. The maximum grant per application is $5,000 for up to one year of activities. These grants are non-renewable.
Rheumatologists in Your Community
A Rheumatologist is an internist or pediatrician who is qualified by additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other disease of the joints, muscles, and bones.
To see a rheumatologist, you will need a referral from your family physician. A current list is available from the website of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA).
To learn more on accessing care, medication and care options, visit our Navigating Through Arthritis page.
Navigating Through Arthritis
Arthritis Workshops, Public Forums and Presentations
The Arthritis Society organizes a number of educational presentations and public forums in communities across Canada. These workshops allow people with an interest in arthritis to hear experts speak on topics such as current and emerging treatments, and recent research findings.
To find out if there is session offered near you please visit our events page or call 1.800.321.1433 to speak to someone at the Arthritis Society.