Our Foundation


Founded in 1998, the Arthritis Research Foundation raises and invests funds for arthritis and related autoimmune disease research. In addition, we strive to increase awareness of this large family of diseases, which affects over 4.6 million Canadians. 

Arthritis Research Foundation has had a long-term and positive impact on advancing research support in this critical area through its fund development activities and generous support from the philanthropic community. As the result of an exclusive arrangement with Sinai Heath Foundation, Arthritis Research Foundation will now be the sole fundraising arm for arthritis and related autoimmune disease research at Sinai Health System. The purpose of this partnership is to ensure we are securing as much philanthropic support from the community as possible for these debilitating diseases. 

Expert researchers and doctors work collaboratively - with basic scientific discoveries seamlessly moving to clinical trials and population health studies. This approach allows the team to take discoveries from the lab and test them in clinical environments in order to improve diagnosis and provide the most appropriate treatments, faster. 

Thank you for supporting the Arthritis Research Foundation!

Board of Directors

Chair
Rick Lunny

Vice-President
Craig Shannon

Treasurer
Donald Mackinnon

Secretary
Millard Roth

Directors
James Cowan

Tierney Read Grieve

Dr. Jorge Sanchez Guerrero

Dr. Edward Keystone

Jim Meekison

Robert Rubinoff

Ex-Officio
Dr. Jim Woodgett

Arthritis Research Foundation, CEO
Louis de Melo

Senior Staff
Joy Davidson, Secretary
Executive Lead

Financial Statements

2017 Financial Statement