CAPA news

Assessing Quality of Rehab Care After Total Joint Replacement Survey

Have you had a hip or knee replacement for osteoarthritis in the past 4 months? The Centre for Aging SMART in Vancouver invites participants to provide feedback on current rehab practices across Canada.

Souffrez vous d’une forme d’arthrite inflammatoire?

Souffrez-vous d'une forme inflammatoire d'arthrite ? Êtes vous intéressés à participer à une étude pour changer les soins de santé pour l'arthrite? Do you suffer from an inflammatory form of arthritis? Are you interested in participating in a study to change healthcare for arthritis?

Message from a President

CAPA's President Linda Wilhelm provides the 2024 message showcasing some great highlights from the past year. Read more here.

Sharing Patient Perspectives about Government Policy

We were busy developing feedback in response to various government consultations in December, including the Canada Disability Benefit and Patented Medicine Prices Review Board open consultation. Please visit our Advocacy and Policy page to learn more about these submissions and our perspectives.  

“Make Rheum for Youth” Survey Results

With the return to school and work this month, we are pleased to release the latest findings from the “Make Rheum for Youth” survey which was a collaboration with the Take a Pain Check Foundation. Many people who responded to the survey said that they did not know how to access workplace accommodations and felt […]

Occupational Therapy is Helping Enhance The Lives of Canadians With Arthritis

For the second time this year, our work to support people living with arthritis was featured in Health Insights in the Toronto Star. Check out our latest feature about our occupational therapy project we completed and launched in 2023 with the help of McMaster University and occupational therapist, Bella Cairns.

Welcome the new Participants to the Patient Partner in Research Training Programs

CAPA has welcomed and announced about recruitment of nine patient partners to the introductory training program and fourteen patient partners to the intermediate / advanced training program. Read more about this initiative.

Drug Policy Submissions

Many thanks to those that completed surveys about their experiences living with Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Your input helped us develop submissions to the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) to consider as part of their review of bimekizumab. These submissions were part of a collaboration with the Canad

CAPA newsletters

Newsletter – March 2024

CAPA has been hard at work this month with various activities: Linda Wilhelm's published article on Living With COVID-19 When The World Has Moved On, the new Youth Committee, members interviews at the CRA annual scientific meeting and much more to read about.

Newsletter – February 2024

This month we have been working to finalize CAPA's Strategic Plan for the new year 2024, presented at various workshops at the Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, issued two blog posts and many more.

Newsletter – January 2024

Last month, we were busy with our beginner and intermediate/advanced Patient Partner in Research Training Programs, worked on policy submissions for the Canada Disability Benefit and Patented Medicine Prices Review Board consultations and much more.

Newsletter – November 2023

This month, we welcomed nine patient partners to the introductory training program and fourteen patient partners to the intermediate/advanced training program; presented a poster at the American College of Rheumatology Convergence Meeting and took part in developing CADTH submission on bimekizumab for treatment of AnkSpond and PsA.

Newsletter – October 2023

This month, CAPA has announced a call to all youth and young adults living with rheumatic diseases to join a new Youth Committee to help develop educational resources and planned an educational webinar about COVID-19 and other vaccines at its upcoming AGM on November 4. Read more.

Arthritis Awareness Month Initiatives

CAPA has been busy with various activities for the September Arthritis Awareness Month including a CAPA for Coffee Fundraiser from September 1 to 30.

Newsletter – August 2023

This month, CAPA has launched two training programs accepting applications until September 30th; got involved in The Life Hacks and Gadget Project and participated in a panel on use and misuse of research in the Covid-19 environment and its health inequalities. Read more.

Newsletter – June 2023

This month we were reflecting on what we can do to better support people with arthritis that are part of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community, launched the survey about patients' experiences with Patient Support Programs and continued our Pain Talks series with an interview by Chronic Eileen (Eileen Davidson) about what it’s like to live with chronic pain.

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.

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