About Arthritis Research Canada
Our mission is to transform the lives of people living with arthritis through research and engagement; and our vision is a future where research-based services, tools and knowledge empower people living with arthritis to triumph over pain and disability.
Arthritis Research Canada is the largest clinical arthritis research institution in North America – with centres across the country in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. We are dedicated to understanding, advancing and sharing knowledge about the causes of arthritis, and addressing issues that are impacting people with arthritis right now.
Arthritis Research Canada has assembled a world-class team of scientific researchers whose diversely disciplined expertise includes: rheumatology, orthopaedics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, rehabilitation science, public health, epidemiology, health psychology and behavioural change, health economics, health systems assessment, biostatistics, education, paediatrics, and knowledge translation. Arthritis Research Canada’s scientists are affiliated with five Canadian universities including: the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Calgary, Laval University, and McGill University.
Arthritis Research Canada works for and with patients. Our Patient Advisory Board partners with our scientists to ensure that our research is relevant, meaningful and helpful. The patient voice is represented in all facets of our work.
Arthritis is serious. Arthritis research is the only way to find answers that will ease the pain, lessen the disability and improve the quality of life for people living with arthritis.
Arthritis in its 100 forms is the most costly, chronic disease in Canada and is the number one reason for work disability. Arthritis now affects more than 6 million Canadians, young and old.
Our scientific team is currently engaged in over 100 studies covering the breadth of arthritis and aimed at arthritis prevention, early diagnosis, new and better treatment, and improving quality of life. We are determined to reduce the burden of arthritis and give those with this disease more timely and cost-effective solutions to address their healthcare needs.
By supporting Arthritis Research Canada, your dollars go directly into research and have the greatest impact on changing and saving the lives of Canadians living with arthritis. At Arthritis Research Canada – research is our focus. We find solutions that help people triumph over arthritis.
Your legacy gift to Arthritis Research Canada can make a difference today and for future generations.
How your gift will be used
Your support means everything! A Legacy Gift to Arthritis Research Canada, will have a lasting impact on how we prevent and treat arthritis now and in the future.
Arthritis Research Canada is the solution to helping people triumph over arthritis. By leaving a gift in your Will to Arthritis Research Canada you can help transform the lives of people living with this invisible, often painful, and sometimes disabling disease.
Your gift will fund our most promising research and help us work towards a healthier future for those already living with arthritis, and for those who will be diagnosed in the future. We will work with you to ensure that any specific wishes related to your gift are recorded and honoured and that we acknowledge your generosity in a way that is meaningful to you.
“Without generous donors, our research wouldn’t be possible. Thank you for helping to fuel world-class arthritis research that is changing and saving lives.” -Dr. Diane Lacaille – MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Scientific Director, Arthritis Research Canada.
By remembering Arthritis Research Canada in your Will, you can create a future without arthritis for your children and grandchildren.