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.
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.Read
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.Read
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.Read
Dr. Nigil Haroon
Dr. Robert Inman
Dr. Walter Maksymowych
Take a moment to read a warm welcome and encouragement from the Canadian Spondylitis Association president.Read
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.Read
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.Read
Find the support and information you need with the assistance of a local chapter of the Canadian Spondylitis Association.Read