The Ontario Provincial Chapter strives to meet the mission and purpose of the Canadian Spondylitis Association to be the leader in Canada providing support, education and advocacy for the spondyloarthritis patient community.

Local contacts

Our local contacts are available to speak with you if you’ve recently been diagnosed with SpA, or have symptoms and need a kind and understanding individual to connect with.

Events and activities

The Ontario branch regularly provides these events to its members:

  • Free patient seminars planned throughout the Province.
  • Support Group meetings in Hamilton.
  • Support Group meetings in Toronto.

We also participate in The Arthritis Society’s annual Walk to Fight Arthritis.

To contact one of our local contacts, email info@spondylitis.ca

Local Contacts
Marilyn Walsh

Graeme Reed

Tema Smith

Paul McCarthy

Sara Khalil

Dr. Jia Hu

Support Groups
Kitchener Branch

Toronto Branch

Contact Name: Tema Smith

Hamilton Branch

Contact Name: Marilyn Walsh


Get involved! Volunteering can be very rewarding whatever your age and circumstances. The following positions are available.

Provincial/Territorial representatives

The CSA is looking for volunteers to fill the position of provincial or territorial representative, who will organize a local chapter of the Canadian Spondylitis Association in their province or territory.


If you don’t see an opportunity that fits your skills or interests, email us to let us know how you can help. We’ll be happy to work with you!

Ontario News
Annual General Meeting & Board of Director Elections

May 09, 2019

Leading patient groups respond to cannabis excise tax proposal

Nov 15, 2017

Canadian Spondylitis Association, supports the Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) and its campaign #DontTaxMedicine (DontTaxMedicine.ca)

Events and activities
Annual General Meeting - Assemblée Générale Annuelle

Monday Aug 17, 2020