The Vital Role of Indigenous Doulas in Reproductive Justice

Indigenous doulas are trained professionals who provide physical, emotional, and informational support to birthing individuals before, during, and after childbirth (Doenmez, et al., 2022).  They  are crucial advocates for reproductive justice, dedicated to supporting...

Good news for people with arthritis in Northern Ontario!

By: Linda Wilhelm  There is very good news for patients living in Northern Ontario who need better access to rheumatology care! In December 2022, the Ontario Rheumatology Association (ORA) submitted a business case to the Ministry. They proposed “hub-and-spoke” model,...

Planning ahead for Surgery Recovery

By: Jillian Banfield I want to know what to expect so that I can plan. Planning and preparing make things easier for me. A lifetime of living in a disabled body has taught me that I must do research about everything in advance, such as figuring out whether an event or...
Youth and Young Adults with Rheumatic Disease

Youth and Young Adults with Rheumatic Disease

In September 2022, we launched a survey to better understand the needs of youth and young adults with rheumatic disease. The “Make Rheum for Youth” project was a collaboration with Take a Pain Check Foundation, a youth led organization with a goal of empowering youth...
How to Manage the Forthcoming Cold and Flu Season

How to Manage the Forthcoming Cold and Flu Season

Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF), CreakyJoints Canada and the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) have come together during September, Arthritis Awareness Month, to provide the inflammatory arthritis community with this tip sheet on how to best protect...
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