Pan-Canadian Approach to IA Model of Care

The Arthritis Alliance of Canada, together with the provinces and key stakeholders in the health system have developed a model of care for inflammatory arthritis to improve care for patients.

Joint Action on Arthritis

On September 18, 2012 the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) released Joint Action on Arthritis: A Framework to Improve Arthritis Prevention and Care in Canada. The Framework establishes research priorities and strategies, identifies principles to guide the design and delivery of care, suggests prevention strategies, and proposes a mechanism for the arthritis community to engage with governments and the broader healthcare.

The Impact of Arthritis in Canada

The Impact of Arthritis in Canada: Today and Over the Next 30 Years, not only demonstrates the enormity of the growing burden of arthritis over a 30 year period, but also provides examples of how this burden can be mitigated by health awareness, education, and intervention in the future.

MOC Evaluation Tool

This Master Worksheet was developed by experts who have experience with models of care (MoC). It is intended to help model developers assess the completeness of MoCs, suggest improvements and view their readiness for expansion. It can be used for the planning, development or formative evaluation of proposed MoCs.

Arthritis Landscape Review

Canada's leading arthritis research organizations-Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA), The Arthritis Society (TAS), Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN) and the partner organizations making up the Alliance for the Canadian Arthritis Program (ACAP)-have come together in a fact finding exercise aimed at understanding the arthritis funding landscape, related to research.

Arthritis Standards

Held in November 2005, the summit offered a unique and unprecedented platform for collective knowledge and experience to be translated into standards for arthritis prevention and care.

Arthritis Alliance of Canada

Friday, November 29th, 2019 12:30-5:00 pm EST

Delta Toronto Hotel, 75 SImcoe Street, ON M5J 1A6



Let’s get together for our Final Annual Meeting, as we: 

  • Reflect on AAC’s 16-years of success in models of care, research and advocacy initiatives  

  • Brainstorm on future collaborations; and  

  • Recognize and thank our members and stakeholders for their remarkable contribution and support over the years.


Start registering HERE! Registration will be open until Tuesday, October 29th!

AAC Legacy Awards

AAC announced the Call for Proposals for six (6) one-time Legacy Awards, valued at up to $35,000 CAD/award. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to allow AAC member organizations to collaboratively advance the work of the Alliance and continue communication and dissemination of available tools and resources.

Eligibility Criteria:

•  AAC Member organizations must apply collaboratively; individual applicants should represent two or more AAC member organizations.

•  The application form is available online. The completed application should be submitted to the AAC office at by midnight EST, Monday, October 28th. you can enclose a more detailed description of your project, your approach and budget breakdown.

•  The AAC Board will evaluate and decide on all applications received by the deadline

•  Decisions on the winners of the AAC Legacy Awards will be announced and awards presented on Friday, November 29th, 2019 at the AAC Annual Meeting Special Award Ceremony in Toronto, Ontario.

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