The Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients (CAPP) was formed in 2012 to serve people impacted by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. CAPP’s mission is to be a resource to these people by improving their quality of life, raising awareness, providing education, advocating for better access to care and treatments, and supporting research.
Each year, we recognize National Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Day (October 19) and World Psoriasis Day (October 29) to bring awareness to the experiences of patients and caregivers. We provide educational materials about living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, available treatments, mental health impacts, comorbidities of these diseases and resources for kids. All medical information is reviewed by experts before it is shared. We have patients’ best interests at the heart of what we do every day and actively advocate to the federal and provincial governments about difficulties patients face finding specialty care, accessing treatments, and unanswered questions that need to be researched. Through our successful Studentships in Psoriatic Disease program, which we launched in 2016, CAPP contributes to research on specific questions each year.
We envision a future where all people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are able to get the care and treatment they need. Keep in touch with us through our bilingual newsletter and on social media, or get involved and help make a better future for people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.