On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to welcome you to the Arthritis Health Professions Association website. 

We are a dedicated group of health care professionals, researchers, and administrators from across Canada who are passionate about improving the care of people with rheumatic diseases.  We collaborate with other professional and patient organizations to advocate for and to provide optimal care and quality of life for every Canadian living with arthritis.

At many levels, Covid-19 has posed a considerable challenge to our members. One way that this has impacted AHPA is that many of our board chair positions remain unfilled. As a result, AHPA won’t be able to expand the services that we provide our members. I encourage you to contact us presidentelect@ahpa.ca to learn more about the big or small ways you can support AHPA.

I also encourage you to explore our new website to learn about the many benefits of belonging to a national organization that is dedicated to health professionals interested in arthritis care. Member benefits include:

  • Educational webinars throughout the year.
  • Annual online pre-course with engaging and inspiring speakers.
  • Grants to support the research endeavours of our members.
  • Quarterly newsbrief with updates from the board, current news and articles related to arthritis care, and links to educational and professional opportunities.
  • Newsflash bulletins
  • Access to the Journal of the Canadian Rheumatology Association: Between the Covers
  • Access to the Canadian Rheumatology Association newsletter
  • Awards – Research, Lifetime Achievement, Exceptional Service and Clinical Innovation

Thank you for visiting our website. I look forward to continuing the valuable work of AHPA and to connecting with our members, partner organizations and other health professionals or patient groups interested in arthritis care. 

Please contact me at president@ahpa.ca if you have any questions or suggestions.

Paul Adam
AHPA President