CAPA news

CAPA Letter to Provinces about Masking in healthcare

CAPA sent a letter to all provinces raising concern about removal of masking requirement in healthcare.

CAPA Pain Talks Continued

Listen to Chronic Eileen (Eileen Davidson) about what it’s like to live with chronic pain as we continue our Pain Talks series.

Medical breakthrough: Researchers uncover the cause of lupus

There is hope for those living with lupus! A team of international researchers uncover the cause of lupus in a recent study. Read more about this medical breakthrough.

Marking National Accessibility Week: Limited Mobility Disabilities Webinar

Did you know that close to 4.2 million Canadians struggle with limited mobility, or hidden mobility disabilities (HMD)? Listen to what Dr. Dorothy Riddle, founder of the Hidden Mobility Disabilities Alliance (HMDA) discussed at the Limited Mobility Disabilties Webinar on June 1, 2023.

Join Online Consumer Panels

Joint Online Consumer Panel to help improve resources and programs for the 6 million Canadians affected by arthritis.

Community Action Grants Program

Arthritis Society Canada’s Community Action Grants are back! Learn how to submit an application for funding before June 30.

Help Us Prioritize your Questions around Occupational Therapy for MSK Conditions and Arthritis

CAOT in collaboration with the James Lind Alliance as a Priority Setting Partnership needs your input on the first survey by May 31st to help identify occupational therapy research priorities for people living with MSK conditions and arthritis.

Call for participants – User requirements for an in-home, augmented reality, physical rehabilitation tool

The Queen's Unibersity HARPTA (in-Home Augmented Reality Physical rehabilitation Tool for an Aging population) research team is lookig for participants to participate in their study. Find out how.

CAPA newsletters

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.

Newsletter – May 2023

It has been a busy month for CAPA being involved in the drug policy submissions as a member of the Best Medicines Coalition, attending the Canadian Pain Society (CPS) Annual Scientific Meeting and Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Symposium. Read more in this issue.

Newsletter – April 2023

This month we have announced about readiness of a new cohort patient partners to join the research team. We have been updating our COVID-19 booster reseaource available on each province and met with the new patient group Canadian Autoinflammatory Network and many more.

Newsletter – March 2023

This month we have been busy updating COVID-19 resources and submitted a letter to NACI to relay concerns about people with inflammatory arthritis accessing COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Learn more about our work this month.

Newsletter – February 2023

February was a very busy month for CAPA attending and presenting at the CRA Annual Scientific Meeting in Quebec City on February 8-11. Our very own Laurie Proulx presented at a workshop on shared decision making and at a workshop about reproductive health. Read more here.

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.

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.