Support Groups in Canada

Support groups are a great place to meet others, share and learn more about disease management. Our groups are a safe place for you to feel less isolated and alone! Leaders create a safe environment for everyone to share, lean on and move forward.

If you are interested in joining an existing group or starting one in your city/town, or would like information on how to start a group in your city/town, email  support@spondylitis.ca

We have recently started “virtual” group meetings to support Canadians across the country. Meetings are capped at 10 people so don’t delay registering. We have a waitlist for each meeting. With growing interest in meeting with others virtually we will expand the option as we are able.

In addition to in-person and most recently virtual support groups, we have an active and engaged Facebook community. We welcome and encourage you to become active with what suits your needs!

COVID-19 Update:

The Canadian Spondylitis Association  cares about your health and the health of your loved ones.  In attempt to flatten the curve of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the CSA is taking measures suggested by federal and provincial health officials to suspend public gatherings until further notice.

If you are in need of support – please reach out to your group leader or contact the CSA by email at support@spondylitis.ca

Join a support group in your area today

Complete this form and your local group leader will reach out to you about the next meeting!


Edmonton  Virtual Meetup (Every 2nd Tuesday) 7-9PM

-September 14th, 2021
-October 12th, 2021
-November 9th, 2021
-December 14th, 2021

One-hour Walk and Talk Meetups (every 4th Tuesday of the month 1pm-2pm)

Calgary  – Sunday Sept 26th @ 3PM MST


Vancouver/Victoria   – Virtual Meetup – (every third Thursday – 7PM PST)


Hamilton :
Virtual Meetup – Tuesday October 5th6:30-8:30 pm EST

Toronto:  Virtual Meetup (Every SECOND Tuesday of the month) 7PM EST

Mississauga :  Virtual Meetup – (Every FIRST Wednesday of the month) 7PM EST

Ottawa: Virtual Meetup – Virtual Meetup – (Every SECOND Wednesday of the month) 7PM EST




Atlantic Canada

-Virtual Meetup – Wednesday Aug 13th @ 630PM AT

National Virtual Support Groups (Facebook)

Mothers :   Connecting Moms with Spondyloarthritis
Young Adults: :  Bringing together young adults w/ Spondyloarthritis between the ages of 18-32
Caregivers :  Caregiver / Loved ones support group for inflammatory conditions

If you would like information on joining these private Facebook groups, send us an email at info@spondylitis.ca