The Arthritis Newsletter


The Arthritis Newsletter is produced quarterly by the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board to keep the public informed of advances in arthritis research and to share related stories.

It is written by people like you and me to bring arthritis research to life.


     Summer 2024


Study Strives to Develop Shared Decision-Making Supports for Indigenous Patients Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Indigenous patients experience racism, mistrust and stereotyping in the health system every day. Researchers are collaborating with Indigenous communities to adapt decision aids and test whether a new “decision coach” health care role results in patients living with arthritis being more comfortable with their treatment choices.

2024 Arthritis Soirée Sees Huge Success to Drive Research Forward

The 11th Annual ARThritis Soirée, Arthritis Research Canada’s signature fundraising event, raised an amazing $413,000 in support of life-changing arthritis research on May 23 as the organization also marks its 25th anniversary.

Chronically in Control: Life with Arthritis

This Father’s Day, we’re shedding light on men’s health through one dad’s journey to take control of his quality of life with ankylosing spondylitis – a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects more men than women. 

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Life with Arthritis

Arthritis is over 100 diseases with different symptoms, complications and treatments. Learn what it’s like to live, work, and attend school while managing a chronic disease. 

Back by Popular Demand: Sun Smart Guide

Living with arthritis? Don’t fear the dog days of summer. We’ve got some tips to get you ready to kick back, relax and enjoy the warmer months.

Arthritis Research Canada thanks the following members of our Arthritis Patient Advisory Board for contributing to this issue of the newsletter: Nikki Bhatti, Eileen Davidson, Alison Hoens, Sandra Oliver, Chris Pudlak, and Steve Sutherland.

We are grateful to all our patient partners who share their lived experiences to help others.