Arthritis Alliance of Canada
CAPA is a member of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC). Formed in 2002, the AAC's goal is to improve the lives of Canadians with arthritis. With more than 35 member organizations, the AAC brings together arthritis health care professionals, researchers, funding agencies, governments, voluntary sector agencies, industry and, most importantly, representatives from arthritis consumer organizations from across Canada. While each member organization continues its own work, the AAC provides a central focus for national arthritis-related initiatives. To visit the AAC website, click here.
Arthritis Broadcast Network
Led by Arthritis Consumer Experts and the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, the Arthritis Broadcast Network (ABN) is a multi-media platform for the arthritis community to share news, information and stories about living well with arthritis.
Arthritis Patient Advisory Board of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada
The Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB) is comprised of volunteer advocates with arthritis who bring personal experience and arthritis knowledge to research decision making at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC). Their goal is to ensure the patient perspective is represented on research matters related to prevention, treatment and self-management of arthritis. Individually and collectively, they communicate research information and findings to arthritis patients, professional organizations and the general public. To learn more about APAB, click here.
The Arthritis Society
CAPA works closely with The Arthritis Society on a variety of projects. The Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years, and is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis. The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis, and also funds arthritis research. To visit the Arthritis Society website, click here.
Bone and Joint Canada
Bone and Joint Canada is the Canadian division of the Global Alliance of Musculoskeletal Health. Through their framework for sharing knowledge BJC brings together representative from research, policy, administrations and clinical as well as consumers from across the country to implement evidence based practices to improve access and care for individuals experiencing musculoskeletal pain and disability. Visit Bone and Joint Canada's website here.
Canadian Arthritis Network
The Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN) was a research network funded under the Networks of Centres of Excellence program. CAN was in operation from 1998 - 2012, and included patients in all levels of its operations and governance. A number of resources and information from CAN are found here.
Canadian Rheumatology Association
The Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) is the national professional association for rheumatologists, which represents Canadian rheumatologists and promotes excellence in arthritis care, education and research. Learn more about the CRA and its initiatives here.
Canadian Skin Patient Alliance
The Canadian Skin Patient Alliance is by patients for patients, a resource and community for Canadians living with skin conditions, disorders and traumas. It provides balanced, vetted information, support and advocacy for skin patients and their families. Learn more about the organization here.
Canadian Spondylitis Association
The Canadian Spondylitis Association is a volunteer-run specific disease association for those living with Ankylosing Spondylitis/Axial Spondyloarthritis and other Spondyloarthritis diseases. The CSA is a member of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada and works closely with the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada on patient education. Learn more about the CSA here.
Show Us Your Hands!
Show Us Your Hands! is an international non-profit awareness organization for inflammatory arthritis. They are dedicated to showing the world the strength, beauty, and capability of people who live with inflammatory arthritis. The goal is to contribute in a positive way, to build connections in the community, and to help those who live with these diseases to focus on all the joy there is in life. To learn more about Show Us Your Hands!, visit their website at http://suyh.org/.