The MISSION of AWISH is to encourage self-help through a process of education, information, support and awareness. Our VISION is of a world where all persons, with any form of arthritis, have access to the education, information, support and tools to help them achieve the best quality of life possible.
About ARTHRITIS WEST ISLAND SELF HELP ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1987 and a registered charity since 1990, AWISH is a non profit, community resource organization located on the West Island of Montreal. AWISH is supported by its members, local communities, businesses and West Island Community Shares. We also work cooperatively with national and international arthritis organizations. To help people achieve a better quality of life, we provide the much-needed tools and encouragement through our volunteers who have their own experiences with arthritis, and who are eager to share in one-on-one or group settings. AWISH complements the healthcare system by providing exercise programs, coping skills and techniques courses, support groups and information sessions to arthritis patients, their families and friends and the community at large. As a vital support and information resource organization to the more than 40,000 affected West Islanders, we urge anyone who feels alone, or who is at their wits end with their pain, to contact us.