CAPA news

Coping with Arthritis Pain Facebook Live Event with Lene Andersen, Michael Kuluva and Linda Wilhelm

On November 12, 2021, in celebration of the #NationalPainAwarenessWeek, the Facebook live event was hosted by an arthritis blogger and advocate Lene Andersen (The Seated View) with guests Michael Kuluva and Linda Wilhelm who shared their experience on how Canadians living with arthritis cope with pain in their everyday life. Check out this Facebook

Invitation to Participate in National Opioid Deprescribing Project

The Research Team at the University of Waterloo is working on the development of an evidence-based deprescribing guideline for opioid medications for persons over 55 years of age. This project is led by Dr. Feng Chang, a clinical pharmacist at the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo. For this project, they are recruiting participants with [&

CAPA Celebrating the National Pain Awareness Week!

Join us to celebrate the National Arthritis National Pain Awareness Week on November 7-13, 2021!

CAPA Participating at CADTH Symposium on November 2, 2021

CAPA is participating in the upcoming CADTH Symposium on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 10:00-4:00 pm EDT. Our President, Linda Wilhelm, Vice-President Dawn Richards and 2nd Vice-President Laurie Proulx are presenting on and participating in the panel discussions on such important important issues as Accessing Care During a Pandemic, Rapid Living Rev

Third Dose Vaccine Availability Across Provinces

Are you thinking of getting a third vaccine to boost your immune system against COVID-19? CAPA has summarized the information on availability of the 3rd dose vaccine in the Canadian provinces. Find all the details in the attached table. You can see all the COVID-19-related information on our website COVID-19 resource page which is regularly [&helli

Western School of Physical Therapy Spinal Pain Research Lab Looking for Patients for a Patient Advisory Group

Western University School of Physical Therapy Spinal Pain Research Lab is looking for patients interested in rehabilitation for back pain (low, mid back and neck). The goal of this project is to create a Patient Advisory Group that will inform and guide research activities. Patients who are interested in participating in the Patient Advisory Group

Now launched! Baring it all: Final Report on Reproductive and Sexual Health in Women+ with IA, PsA and Rheumatic Diseases

Join us for the launch of the first-ever report of its kind in Canada that covers various topics important to women+ with these conditions including contraception, sexual health, family planning considerations, parenting, and menopause.

CAPA newsletters

Newsletter – November 2021

This month CAPA has been participated in numerous events in support of the National Pain Awareness Week. Learn what we have done by reading our newsletter!

Newsletter – October 2021

CAPA had been busy with various activities over the month of October including involvement in the release of the Baring It All final report, Fashion Show, compiling information on the 3rd dose vaccine access in provinces and many more.

Newsletter – September 2021

Over the summer, CAPA had participated in the development of a CRA virtual care statement, voiced the patient perspective on proposed drug pricing changes on patients and did an extensive survey on sexual and reproductive health in collaboration with other patient groups. We had planned lots of fun activities for September, the Arthritis Awareness month!

Newsletter – June 2021

This month, CAPA team has been involved in the development of the video on a biosimilar medication. launching the new parenting resources, speaking at the webinar on an action plan for pain in Canada and many more!

Newsletter – May 2021

This month CAPA team has been busy advocating for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for people with autoimmune rheumatic conditions, updating and launching our pregnancy resources and being at the forefront of "A call for action to #PrioritizePain" campaign. Learn more by reading our newsletter!

Newsletter – April 2021

In this newsletter edition, we invite you to provide input to the three very important surveys on the sexual and reproductive health in arthritis care, the COVID-19 vaccine access and the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance. Register and join us for the Shared decision making webinar on April 25th to be hosted by Dr. Claire Barber, Dr. Glen Hazlewood and Dr. Karine Toupin April.

Newsletter – March 2021

This month we continue informing you about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine which is currently underway and what this means to many people living with rheumatic diseases. Read more.

Newsletter – February 2021

This month CAPA Board members were involved in the guideline panel discussions on the new COVID-19 vaccination recommendation from the Canadian Rheumatology Association, attended and participated in the annual 2021 Canadian Arthritis Research Conference, contributed as panel moderators and presenters, and many more.

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.