CAPA news

Input Needed about a Survey on the Quality of Your #arthritis care!

University of Calgary invites you to share your thoughts about a survey that can help them measure and improve the quality of your #arthritis care! Your input is very important to the researchers!

Let’s celebrate World Arthritis Day!

Join us to celebrate #WorldArthritisDay on October 12th and raise awareness on social media! Learn from people with arthritis around the world what it's like to live with arthritis during the pandemic.

Study Looking to Examine the Circumstances and Consequences of Falls in Adults with Chronic Pain

Participants are needed for the research study to examine the circumstances and consequences of falls in adults with chronic pain. Find out how you can be enrolled in a study.

Join us for a CAPA Webinar on Disability Tax Credit on October 24, 2020!

A Webinar on Disability Tax Credit (DTC) hosted by the Canada Revenue Agency representative will be taking place on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET! Join us to learn about eligibility criteria and how to apply!

#ArthritisThenNow Twitter Chat Results

CAPA hosted #ArthritisThenNow Twitter Chat on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The chat was well-attended and had some great discussions about how arthritis treatment, care, and the experience have changed or stayed the same over the past few decades with co-host Michael Kuluva, CAPA Board Member and Lene Andresen, the author of the award-winning blog

Join us for Michael Kuluva’s ZOOM Fashion Show and Watch Party on September 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET

CAPA and CreakyJoints is inviting their fellow members and the arthritis community to join CAPA Board member Michael Kuluva to virtually present the Tumbler and Tipsy Fashion Show. A special VIP ZOOM watch party for “The Newest Normal” fashion collection created by fashion designer Michael Kuluva and presented by CreakyJoints, will be hosted on

CAPA and Arthritis Society CADTH Submission for Filgotinib

We are pleased to share CADTH submission for Gilead's new drug filgotinib by the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance in collaboration with The Arthritis Society.

Join CAPA “Then and Now” Twitter Chat on September 26, 2020 at 12 pm ET

Join us for a Twitter Chat on #ArthritisThenNow on Saturday, September 26th at 12 p.m. Eastern Time! We’ll be chatting about how arthritis treatment, care, and the experience have changed or stayed the same over the past few decades.

CAPA newsletters

Newsletter – October 2020

This month CAPA has teamed up with CreakyJoints in the United States and Australia to bring our readers special content devoted to the World Arthritis Day for them to learn what it’s like to live with arthritis during the pandemic from a global perspective.

Newsletter – September 2020

In this newsletter edition, we are celebrating the September Arthritis Awareness Month and presenting our new video with Board member and fashion designer, Michael Kuluva, as he speaks with 2nd VP, Laurie Proulx and...much more in this edition. Join us in raising awareness about arthritis!

Newsletter – Summer 2020

This newsletter edition highlights CAPA's activities during the summer season. We kept on contributing patient perspectives to research, health policy and education. Read our summer newsletter to find out more.

Newsletter – June 2020

This month CAPA team have been actively participated in various initiatives while pandemic is moving into a new stage. CAPA's #ArthritisAtWork social media campaign video presentation was the highlight of the international EULAR e-Congress held on June 6, 2020. Read more about what we have been up to!

Newsletter – May 2020

There have been difficult few months for people living with arthritis, so this month we tried to highlight the 'lighter side' of the pandemic and bring laughs and smiles through conversation and chats on Twitter.

Newsletter – April 2020

This month we have been regularly updating the COVID-19 web page on our website with new information, including changes to public drug plans and new links to reliable information.

Newsletter – March 2020

This month we have joined the Canadian arthritis community forces to combat COVID-19, a serious health threat, the pandemic that seized the entire world.

Newsletter – February 2020

February was busy for CAPA! Ready about presentations delivered by our president at the Canadian Rheumatology Association and the Arthritis Health Professions Association, as well as the submission to the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board on the proposed guidelines for drug pricing in Canada.

When you live with arthritis,
information is your most important tool.

The Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) works with various groups in the arthiritis community to ensure the voice of people living with arthritis is heard and to bring you up-to-date information on issues that affect the arthritis community. We work with healthcare professionals, health organizations, clinicians, industry, health charities, researchers, and various levels of government.

We keep Canadian people living with arthritis and their support groups understand more about their disease and have a voice in managing it.