Let’s Get Loud for AS: Michael Santillo’s Inspiring Journey

Michael Santillo’s journey after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AxSpA/AS) not only illuminates the challenges faced by millions worldwide, but also exemplifies the power of community and determination in the face of adversity. Knowing that the lack of awareness among the public and among health professionals comes at a high…

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Conquering Boundaries: Charlène Dupasquier’s Arundo Expedition

Charlene Dupasquier is a pioneer of unwavering determination and boundless courage. Her story is not merely one of overcoming physical challenges but of transcending them with a fervent passion for life and adventure. Living with Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA), a chronic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the spine and sacroiliac joints, Charlene’s…

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Family Day: Celebrating the Spondyloarthritis Community

Family Day holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians, a day dedicated to celebrating the bonds that tie families together. For the Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association (CSA), this holiday takes on a profound meaning as it extends beyond blood relations. In the spondyloarthritis community, Family Day is a reminder…

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Mid-Month Reflections: A Message from the Executive Director of the Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association

Dear CSA Community, As we find ourselves well into the new year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the strength and resilience that defines our community. The challenges we face may persist, but it is our shared spirit that propels us forward in our pursuit of progress…

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CSA Gains a Passionate Advocate: Robyn Dmytrow Joins the Team!

The Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association (CSA) is thrilled to announce that Robyn Dmytrow has joined the team. Robyn joins CSA following a successful development career managing large revenue targets at the national and grassroots level. This experience includes the Canadian Cancer Society, United Way Halton & Hamilton and most recently the…

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Arthritis Awareness and Pain Awareness Month: Understanding the Impact of Spondyloarthritis

September is a time to shed light on the challenges faced by millions of individuals living with chronic pain conditions.  The constant battle with pain and limitations can lead to feelings of frustration, isolation, and fatigue. However, it is crucial to remember that those facing this condition are warriors who…

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Reader’s Digest Sheds Light on Axial Spondyloarthritis

In today’s fast-paced world, access to reliable and comprehensive health information is crucial. As individuals, we value platforms that empower us with knowledge to make informed decisions about our well-being. Reader’s Digest Canada has done precisely that by providing a valuable resource on Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA).  Read the Article Here:…

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Advancing patient-centred care in young people living with chronic pain

PARTICIPATE Principal Investigator:  Dr. Roberta L. WoodgateFunded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research  Study summary:  Chronic pain is a common public health problem in young people. Many (one in five)  Canadian youth experience chronic pain, and suffer poor physical, academic, social, and  developmental effects, and increased mental health challenges. Despite…

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Watch the Facebook Live Event on AxSpa by Reader’s Digest Canada

Did you miss the exciting Facebook Live event on Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA)? Watch the Facebook Live Event on AxSpa by Reader’s Digest Canada. If you or someone you know is affected by this debilitating disease, this is a must-watch. Join Matt Walther from Reader’s Digest Canada with our esteemed board…

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Listen to Dr. Elie Karam discuss his diagnosis on ‘The Tonic’ talk show!

News One in five Canadians suffers from chronic pain and, among them, half a million individuals are enduring the challenges of Spondyloarthritis. Although the term may sound imposing, it primarily manifests as pain and limitations. However, with an average delay of seven years to receive a proper diagnosis, it becomes…

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