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



Virtual Meetups (Every 2nd Tuesday) 7-9PM

October 13th, 2020
November 10th, 2020
December 8th, 2020
January 12th, 2021
February 9th, 2021
March 9th, 2021
April 13th, 2021
May 11th, 2021
June 8th, 2021

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

October 27th, 2020
November 24th, 2020
December 22nd, 2020
January 26th, 2021
February 23rd, 2021
March 23rd, 2021
April 27th, 2021
May 25th, 2021
June 22nd, 2021



Virtual Meetup – Wednesday April 15th 7pm PT


Hamilton :

        Thursday April 8 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Virtual Meetup – Tuesday April 13th , 6PM-7PM EST

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

        Mar 3, 2021
        Apr 7, 2021
        May 5, 2021
        Jun 2, 2021

Virtual Meetup – Monday March 22nd – 2-4PM EST




Nova Scotia

– Halifax

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