Arthritis Society (The) - Ontario Division

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-979-7228
Toll Free Phone 1-800-321-1433
Fax 416-979-8366
E-Mail info@on.arthritis.ca
Website www.arthritis.ca
Addresses and Location
Site Location Toronto (Old Toronto)
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address 393 University Ave, Suite 1700
Toronto, ON M5G 1E6
Intersection University Ave and Dundas St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description
Description (Service) 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
Service Details
Hours Administration: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm * services by appointment
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility People of all ages with any form of a confirmed arthritis diagnosis and their families/parents
Application Self-referral or referral from health care provider for people with arthritis * see referral form or call office
Languages English ; French
Fees Free