Who We Are

We are a National association to advocate for and support those suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and associated Spondyloarthritis diseases. The Canadian Spondylitis Association is run entirely by volunteers with Spondyloarthritis.

About 4.6 million Canadians live with some form of arthritis.

Spondyloarthritis is seronegative. That is, a blood test will not show the presence of RF, Rheumatoid Factor.

Arthritis can be divided into two sub-groups: osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. Osteoarthritis is far more common than inflammatory arthritis.

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Our Purpose
To Support and To Advocate

The Canadian Spondylitis Association is a national non-profit patient association formed in April 2006 to support and to advocate for those suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis and related Spondyloarthritis diseases.

Our History
A Need Was Recognized

In 2005, Dr. Robert Inman and colleagues at the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada became aware of the great need for a national patient association. This was the beginning.

Board of Directors
Advocates for Spondylitis Support

Our Officers and Directors are comprised of individuals who understand what kind of support and advocacy is needed, because they struggle with Spondylitis in their own lives as well.

Our Medical Advisers

Dr. Nigil Haroon
Dr. Robert Inman
Dr. Walter Maksymowych

President's Message

Take a moment to read a warm welcome and encouragement from the Canadian Spondylitis Association president.

Our Financial Supporters

These Corporate Partners provide much needed funding and support to help keep the Canadian Spondylitis Association functioning. Their giving allows us to continue researching, supporting and educating for the benefit of Spondylitis Patients.

Contact Us
We Want To Hear From You

At the Canadian Spondylitis Association we desire to hear from you. Connect with us and allow us to help you with your Spondylitis experience, and foster new awareness with our network.

In Your Province
There’s a Chapter of the CSA Near You

Find the support and information you need with the assistance of a local chapter of the Canadian Spondylitis Association.


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