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Organization: Arthritis Society (The) - Ontario Division  
Phone Numbers: 416-979-7228
Toll-Free: 1-800-321-1433
Fax: 416-979-8366
Email: info@on.arthritis.ca
Website: www.arthritis.ca
Address:
393 University Ave, Suite 1700
Toronto, ON
M5G 1E6
Intersection: University Ave and Dundas St W
Location: Toronto (Old Toronto)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm * services by appointment
Service Description: Funds and promotes arthritis education, research-based solutions and community-based support

Education, programs and support to people living with arthritis

Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program: Community-based rehabilitation program * physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers available * individual consultation and group education sessions * topics may include:
  • dealing with pain
  • arthritis medications
  • exercises to reduce stiffness, increase strength and improve fitness
  • new ways to be active and minimize stress on joints
  • coping with the emotional impact of arthritis
  • self-management strategies

Support and Self Management Programs:

Chronic Pain Management Workshops - 2 hour course on pain management * participants learn new information and skills, discuss ideas and share experiences with others that have chronic pain or care about people who live with chronic pain

Online self-management courses - E-learning programs, including "Mental Health and Well Being" and "Overcoming Fatigue"

Support for Childhood Arthritis - Resources to help families live better with childhood arthritis * includes: Childhood Arthritis Backpack Program, Arthritis Camps, Family Day (Project THRIVE), MediKidz Online, other resources

Flourish - Online health and wellness advice, self-management tips, inspirational stories aimed to help you move through life with arthritis

Fees: Free
Application: Self-referral or referral from health care provider for people with arthritis * see referral form or call office
Eligibility / Target Population: People of all ages with any form of a confirmed arthritis diagnosis and their families/parents
Languages: English * French
Language Notes: French telephone service and website
Area Served:
Ontario  
See Also: Arthritis

This information was last completely updated on September 10, 2018

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"About Us"
Dedicated to a vision of a world where people are free from the devastating effects that arthritis has on lives, The Arthritis Society is Canada's principal health charity providing education, programs and support to Canadians living with arthritis and is the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada.