Arthritis Patient Advisory Board

Volunteer with the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board!

Arthritis Research Canada’s Arthritis Patient Advisory Board is recruiting new members.

Help Navigate Research from a Patient Perspective!

The shift to patient-centred research has created increasing demand for patients with all forms of arthritis to share their experiences and opinions, and to participate in ongoing research projects that will inform the direction of arthritis prevention, care and treatment.

Get Involved!

If you have been diagnosed with arthritis and have a strong interest in arthritis research, you may want to consider a volunteer position with the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB). APAB members are passionate about making a difference and are:

  • Informed, or willing to be informed, on a broad range of arthritis issues
  • Interested in spreading and delivering arthritis research information
  • Eager to be a part of a patient-centered arthritis organization
  • Devoted to advocating for practical research for arthritis patients in established and innovative ways
  • Able to articulate the needs and concerns of people with arthritis while participating in Arthritis Research Canada research projects and collaborating with our researchers
  • Interested in receiving appropriate training in order to participate in Arthritis Research Canada research
  • Committed to mentoring, building capacity and empowering people with arthritis to take an active role
  • Proficient in communication techniques and internet navigation

Apply Now!

If you are interested in being considered for a volunteer position with the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board, please fill out the contact form below. Applications for membership on the Patient Advisory Board will be reviewed quarterly in January, April, July and October. Applications submitted between these times will reviewed at the next Recruitment Committee Meeting.

What type of arthritis do you have?

Which of the following volunteer positions do you want to be involved in?

How did you learn about our volunteer opportunities?

New Field

Arthritis Research Canada’s Arthritis Patient Advisory Board values a diverse membership and strongly encourages, LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, members of ethnic minorities, and Indigenous Peoples to apply.

Arthritis Research Canada – Arthritis Patient Advisory Board is an equal opportunity volunteer board. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by municipal, provincial or federal laws.

Have a question or want more information about joining the APAB team?

Email: patientadvisoryboard@arthritisresearch.ca | Call Patricia Webb: 604-207-4024