CAPA news

Message from CAPA President Linda Wilhelm

Twenty Years of Patients Working for Patients. CAPA President Linda Wilhelm reflects on the important work the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance has done over the past two decades. Read more.

CAPA Annual General & Special Meeting of Members of Corporation

Join CAPA for its Annual General & Special Meeting of Members of Corporation on January 11, 2023.

Stakeholder Submission on Medical Cannabis

In collaboration with the stakeholder group, CAPA has been working hard on our medical cannabis submission for the Cannabis Act legislative review. Please see our views on this.

Occupational Therapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions & Arthritis Priority Setting Partnership SURVEY

The Occupational Therapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions & Arthritis Priority Setting Partnership appreciates your contribution to the success of this project by completing the link to the online survey.

CAPA and Take a Pain Check Foundation Presenting Poster at ACR

On Saturday, November 12, Natasha Trehan, founder of Take a Pain Check Foundation and CAPA presenting a virtual patient perspectives poster at the American College of Rheumatology on . Read our poster to learn more about our work and organizations.

Support Recruitment of Diverse Women for Dr. Gagliardi’s Arthritis Study

University Health Network is looking for diverse women with OA to participate in Dr. Anna Gagliardi’s Arthritis Study. Learn how.

Navigating the workplace with arthritis: Twitter Spaces Event

Join us to mark the World Arthritis Day in our first-ever Twitter Spaces event about navigating the workplace with arthritis on October 12 at 9 pm EDT!

University of Calgary Invites to Participate in Patient Preference Survey on Reducing RA Meds

Are you taking a biologic or targeted synthetic medication for rheumatoid arthritis? Ever considered reducing your medication? Share your thoughts in this University of Calgary survey.

CAPA newsletters

Newsletter – January 2023

Happy New Year 2023! CAPA's President reflects on the important work the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance has done over the past two decades. Last year CAPA launched a new patient partner in research training program and the group has now completed their training modules. Read more in this edition.

Newsletter – November 2022

This month CAPA has been engaged in various activities and events from developing a Make Rheum for Youth survey, policy brief on Canada Disability Benefit to presenting a poster on patient perspectives at a recent virtual ACR meeting.

Newsletter – October 2022

This month we have been getting ready to celebrate the World Arthritis Day; formed the first CAPA's patient partners in research cohort, conducted successful Coffee for CAPA fundraising campaign and many more!

Newsletter – September 2022

Join CAPA to celebrate the Arthritis Awareness Month as we have launched our first ever fundraiser: Coffee for CAPA in partnership with Sparkplug coffee. Place an order for your favourite CAPA blend today! Help us to further advocate for the needs of people living with arthritis and their families.

Newsletter – Summer 2022

This summer we have been engaged in preparation of a patient input submission for Benlysta for lupus nephritis, development of the recommendation and patient decision aid on mediaction tapering and many more.

Newsletter – June 2022

June has been a busy month for CAPA engaged in development of a Methotrexate resource to help kids with arthritis and a pain tip sheet for people living with rheumatic disease. CAPA announced a Call for patient partners in research and launched a research training program for new patient partners.

Newsletter – May 2022

This month CAPA attended and live-tweeted fom the Candian Pain Society’s annual scientific meeting, shared experience with a COVID-19 trial in a Facebook live hosted by Clinical Trials Ontario and has been preparing to present a Baring it all Report at the EULAR Congress. Read more in this issue.

Newsletter – April 2022

This month, CAPA has presented the Youth led Instagram Live event about self-advocacy for youth with rheumatic diseases. provided feedback to the Minister of Health changes to the patented drugs pricing regulations and Health Canada's consultation on biosimilars.

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.