CAPA news

CRA Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Practice Guidelines Update

CAPA Board members participate in updating the Canadian Rheumatology Association rheumatoid arthritis clinical practice guidelines. Read more!

University of Calgary Invites You to Participate in Research on Online RA Resources

The research team at the University of Calgary led by Dr. Claire Barber, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, are reviewing online rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flare self-management resources such as infographics, videos, websites, etc. The team is inviting you to participate in the research study aiming at rating the

Call for participants: CAPA Patient Partner Research Training Program

Apply for CAPA's free patient partners research training program! Learn more how to apply!

CAPA Webinar on Vaccines Moved to June 27th, 7 pm ET

Join CAPA's Webinar on Vaccines for People Living with Autoimmune Disease coming soon! Register today!

Living with Chronic Pain: Tips for Patients by Patients

CAPA has developed the tips for chronic pain. The resource presents the experiences of people who completed the survey in 2018 or participated in the Twitter chat using quotes. Read more about this useful resource.

Exploring Self-Advocacy in Juvenile Arthritis Successful IG Chat

On April 3rd, 2022, in celebration of the Juvenile Arthritis month #juvenilearthritis #juvenileidiopathicarthritis the Instagram livestream event was hosted by young advocates living with Juvenile Arthritis Natasha Trehan (Take the Pain Check) and Emily Sirotich (CAPA) with guests Carly Fox and Anna Samson who shared their experience on how young

Exploring Self-Advocacy in Juvenile Arthritis – IG Live Session

Come and join us on April 3rd as we co-host a youth-led Instagram Live about self-advocacy for youth with rheumatic diseases!

“Arthritis and You” Workshop on March 26, 2022

Come join us for an "Arthritis and You" workshop and tell us how we can support you manage your health!

CAPA newsletters

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.

Newsletter – March 2022

This month CAPA has been busy with various activities including preparation to celebrate the Juvenile Arthritis Month engaging the youth with rheumatic disease experience a range of unique issues, like transitioning to adult health care, self-advocacy, and more.

Newsletter – February 2022

This month CAPA attended the CRA virtual Annual Meeting, participated and presented at the Canadian Arthritis Research Conference, met with and interviewed leaders in rheumatology! Read more in this issue.

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.