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.

Tips on How to Manage Daily Cooking Tasks and Live Well with Arthritis

Learn about tips and get advice on how to manage day to day cooking tasks and live well with arthritis. Learn more about what they said by reading these infographics.

Role of an OT to Support People Living with Arthritis

Learn how an occupational therapist (OT) can help people with arthritis from a blog post by Bella Cairns, an occupational therapy student at McMaster University.

Updates on Coffee for CAPA fundraiser Campaign!

Follow our regular updates on Coffee for CAPA fundraiser Campaign!

Coffee for CAPA fundraiser is back for September!

For the second year, during a month of September, CAPA is conducting its Coffee for CAPA fundraising campaign in partnership with Sparkplug Coffee, offering a range of specialized coffee blends and chocolate covered coffee beans.

CAPA Membership Survey – Your Input Needed

CAPA wants to hear from you! Please take this 5 minute anonymous survey and help us shape CAPA’s activities in 2024 and beyond.

Call for Participants: CAPA Patient Partner Research Training Programs

CAPA's announcing the Call for participants for its Patient Partner Research Training Programs. Please find out how you can apply.

CAPA Blog Post: The Life Hacks and Gadgets Project

CAPA published a blog post "Meet Bella Cairns Student Occupational Therapist" embarking on the new project to create resources for patients, informed by the experience of patients. Read more.

CAPA Blog Post: The Prevalence of Arthritis in 2SLGBTQQIA+ People in Canada

CAPA released a blog post reflecting on what we can do to better support people with arthritis that are part of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.