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The Arthritis Society, BC and Yukon Division

The Arthritis Society

Arthritis is Canada’s most common chronic condition, affecting six million Canadians and 750,000 people right here in British Columbia. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, with a range of symptoms including pain, joint inflammation and stiffness, and fatigue. It is a leading cause of disability: osteoarthritis (OA), the most common type of arthritis, is the third most rapidly rising condition associated with disability after diabetes and dementia. Sadly, there is no cure. Which is why donor support is so crucial. Imagine the difference that you could make for our friends, family, co-workers and neighbours who live with this debilitating disease?

Since 1948, the Arthritis Society has been fighting the fire of arthritis with the fires of research, advocacy and innovation. Sparked by the generosity of our donors, we offer information and support resources to people with arthritis and their families, invest in breakthrough research, and advocate to make arthritis a healthcare priority with policy makers. We appreciate your interest in supporting us so that we can work together to extinguish arthritis forever. Thank you.

Click here to view the 2020/2021 Donor Impact Report.

Contact the Organization:

The Arthritis Society 895 West 10 Avenue Vancouver BC V5Z 1L7

  • To properly recognize all donors for their contributions, Vancouver Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.
  • Donations to these funds will support the charity’s general charitable purposes. Statements about the fund’s purpose or how donations will be applied are reflective of the charity’s current intent and are subject to change.
  • All donations to these funds will be permanently endowed.

For questions about this fund or Vancouver Foundation, please email Mandy Pui.

Arthritis Society Endowment Fund

This fund supports the work of The Arthritis Society and its passionate commitment, spirited teamwork and courageous leadership in creating a future without arthritis.

Joyce Lam/Novartis Arthritis Patient Care Endowment Fund

This endowment provides funding to create new programs and services to help reduce pain and disability for people living with arthritis. When progressive joint damage and disability make patient care a necessity, people with arthritis can depend on support from this fund.

Mary Pack Centennial Arthritis Education & Services Endowment Fund

This fund invests in education for people with arthritis and health professionals through programs on self-management. These programs provide information on different types of the disease, available medications, treatments and exercises that can help people live well with arthritis.

Mary Pack Centennial Arthritis Research Endowment Fund

This fund provides support for clinical research in advancing the existing knowledge about the causes of arthritis, while creating practical solutions on how to manage the disease with the help of medications, physical therapy and joint replacement surgery.