Leading Research. Finding Answers. Saving Lives.
Our mission is to transform the lives of people living with arthritis through research and engagement.
Our vision is a future where research-based services, tools and knowledge empower people living with arthritis to triumph over pain and disability.
Arthritis Research Canada was created in 2000 by the world renowned scientist Dr. John Esdaile and a dedicated Board of Directors who shared a vision. Today, Arthritis Research Canada is home to three centres, in Vancouver, Calgary and Quebec, and a multi-disciplinary team of over 100 scientists and research staff who are recognized as world leaders in clinical arthritis research excellence. Arthritis Research Canada is dedicated to understanding, advancing and sharing knowledge about the cause of arthritis and addressing the issues that impact the lives of people living with the disease. We conduct consumer-driven, clinical research related to arthritis prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and quality of life issues that shape the way people manage arthritis today.
We conduct practical research for everyday living; research that immediately touches and improves the lives of people living with arthritis.
What People Are Saying
"With further research into this complex illness, we can work to prevent arthritis, as well as reduce work disability, improve pain management, and address the special needs of arthritis patients."
— Dr. John Esdaile, Read More
"It’s been huge. I wouldn’t be even close to where I am right now. I got back to work because of the help I got through Arthritis Research Canada."
— Alison Hoens, Read More
"Arthritis Research Canada is changing the reality of arthritis and how it impacts British Columbians and, in fact, all of Canadians. Since 2000, their research has focused on reducing long-term disability, improving pain management and preventing arthritis."
— B.C.'s Minister of Health Terry Lake , Read More