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Arthritis Research Canada



Arthritis Research Canada is the largest clinical arthritis research organization in North America. We do arthritis research like no one else! Our scientific team is working to identify what causes arthritis, develop better treatments and create tools to help over 6 million Canadians manage symptoms and live well with arthritis.

Our Mission is to transform the lives of people impacted by arthritis through patient-centred research and engagement. Our Vision is a world where people living with arthritis can thrive.

6 Centres Across Canada | 7 University Affiliations |1 World-Class, Multidisciplinary Team

Arthritis Research Canada works for and with patients. Our Patient Advisory Board partners with our scientists to ensure our research is relevant, meaningful, and helpful to people with arthritis.

Our Impact

Through donor support, Arthritis Research Canada’s scientific team is conducting over 100 studies aimed at:

  • preventing arthritis
  • facilitating early diagnosis
  • developing new and better treatments
  • improving quality of life

We are determined to reduce the burden of arthritis and give people timely, cost-effective solutions to address their healthcare needs. Your dollars support research that changes and saves millions of lives today:

Arthritis is Serious

  • Arthritis affects over 6 million Canadians of all ages and costs our economy $33 billion per year.
  • 350 million people have arthritis around the world.
  • Arthritis, in its 100 forms, is the most costly, chronic disease in Canada and the #1 reason for work disability.
  • It is estimated that by 2040, 12 million Canadians will have osteoarthritis.
  • As many as 25,000 Canadian children and adolescents seek healthcare for arthritis.

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Charity Number

870758547 RR 0001

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 is the solution to helping people triumph over different types of this invisible, painful and sometimes disabling disease. Leaving a gift in your Will to Arthritis Research Canada 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 specific wishes related to your gift are 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 – MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC, Scientific Director, Arthritis Research Canada

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