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 SpondylitisPsoriatic Arthritis and related Spondyloarthritis diseases including:

  • Undifferentiated  Spondyloarthritis
  • Enteropathic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Juvenile Onset Arthritis



Our mission is to create awareness of Spondyloarthritis in order to ease the path to diagnosis.



To be a primary resource for people diagnosed and living with Spondyloarthritis in Canada.



  • To promote the growth of CSA membership in Canada
  • To be a voice for advocacy for Spondylitis patients across Canada nationally or provincially as required.
  • To provide a national resource centre for information relevant to the Spondylitis community.
  • To provide a national forum for partnership between the medical and patient communities to further research into the causes and management of Spondylitis.
  • To facilitate a pool of willing volunteer patients who may make themselves available for professional training programs such as medical student undergraduate teaching, post-graduate training programs.
  • To participate in the international Spondylitis community.
  • To promote public awareness of Spondylitis through the media, public forums and other means.


The Board of Directors is drawn from people across Canada. The Provincial Chapters are lead by the Director representing that Province.

The Canadian Spondylitis Association is run entirely by volunteers with Spondyloarthritis.