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Arthritis Society Canada

Registered Name: Arthritis Society Canada / Société de l'arthrite du Canada

Business No: 108071671RR0003

Arthritis Society Canada


Arthritis is Canada’s most common chronic condition, affecting six million Canadians.  There are more than 100 types of arthritis, with a range of symptoms including pain, joint inflammation and stiffness, and fatigue. There is no cure.

Arthritis is pervasive, affecting all aspects of life. From the simple activities of daily living, such as getting dressed in the morning, or cooking a meal for family, to more complex situations such as navigating work and school, arthritis impacts lives at every turn. People with arthritis are more challenged in their personal relationships, are more likely to be marginalized and develop mental health issues, and often experience other chronic conditions. Arthritis is also a leading cause of disability: osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is the third most rapidly rising condition associated with disability after diabetes and dementia.

Since 1948, Arthritis Society Canada has been fighting the fire of arthritis with the fires of research, advocacy and innovation. Sparked by the generosity of our donors, we offer information and support resources to people with arthritis and their families, invest in breakthrough research, and advocate to make arthritis a healthcare priority with policy makers – with a strategic focus on bringing the latest innovations in arthritis care, treatments and research to the market.


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