The Ontario Provincial Chapter strives to meet the mission and purpose of the Canadian Spondylitis Association to be the leader in Canada providing support, education and advocacy for the spondyloarthritis patient community.

Local contacts

Our local contacts are available to speak with you if you’ve recently been diagnosed with SpA, or have symptoms and need a kind and understanding individual to connect with.

Events and activities

The Ontario branch regularly provides these events to its members:

  • Free patient seminars planned throughout the Province.
  • Support Group meetings in Hamilton.
  • Support Group meetings in Toronto.

We also participate in The Arthritis Society’s annual Walk to Fight Arthritis.

To contact one of our local contacts, email info@spondylitis.ca

Local Contacts
Marilyn Walsh

Graeme Reed

Tema Smith

Paul McCarthy

Sara Khalil

Dr. Jia Hu

Support Groups

There are currently no support groups available in this region.


Get involved! Volunteering can be very rewarding whatever your age and circumstances. The following positions are available.

Provincial/Territorial representatives

The CSA is looking for volunteers to fill the position of provincial or territorial representative, who will organize a local chapter of the Canadian Spondylitis Association in their province or territory.


If you don’t see an opportunity that fits your skills or interests, email us to let us know how you can help. We’ll be happy to work with you!

Ontario News
Annual General Meeting & Board of Director Elections

May 09, 2019

Leading patient groups respond to cannabis excise tax proposal

Nov 15, 2017

Canadian Spondylitis Association, supports the Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) and its campaign #DontTaxMedicine (DontTaxMedicine.ca)

Events and activities
Nutrition and Chronic Inflammatory Conditions

Tuesday Mar 23, 2021

Join registered dietitians, Audrey Boyer and Samantha Holmgren, for a follow up webinar from last year and to learn more about nutrition and Chronic Inflammatory conditions. Learn and understand about the various types of diets and the components of each and their impact on inflammation.

FREE WEBINAR - Chronic Disease Distress

Tuesday Apr 13, 2021

Join Speaker the Canadian Spondylitis Association & Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley for a FREE WEBINAR on chronic disease distress.