We are here to work with Canadian skin patients to promote skin health and to improve quality of life. We hope that you find some useful resources on our site and we welcome your feedback.

The Canadian Skin Patient Alliance

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Skin Patient Charter

We are very proud to release the first ever charter specifically for patients living with conditions, diseases or traumas that affect the skin.


June 21st, marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to recognize and celebrate Indigenous peoples across Canada. We honour their vibrant culture and traditions by sharing this article on Indigenous Skin Healing.

Indigenous Skin Healing

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We are proud to recognize Dr. Jerry Tan as the 2018 Dermatologist of the Year. Thank you for all you do for skin patients in Canada.

2018 Derm of the Year

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The staff and Board of the CSPA would like to thank Barbara-Anne Hodge for her many years of service with us. Barb has been part of the CSPA since almost the beginning, and has served in many positions including as our Past Chair. Her term on our Board has come to an end and wish her the very best in her future projects!

Thank you!!

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researchThe CSPA is committed to supporting research in Canada for skin-related issues. Ongoing research often results in new treatments, a greater understanding of the physical, psychological and social consequences of skin disorders and changes in how health-care resources are allocated. The CSPA believes that everyone benefits when patients, health-care practitioners, researchers and decision-makers have access to information about skin disease studies and treatments. This section of the website contains summaries, and in some cases, full reports, relating to skin disorders. The information provided here has been written in an accessible language we believe you will find helpful and easy to understand.

What's New in Research 

Each issue of Canadian Skin Magazine features an article about the top stories in Research written by Dr. Jan Dutz.  

These articles are posted for you here:

 Volume 1 issue 1        Volume 1 Issue 2        Volume 1 Issue 3        Volume 1 Issue 4

 Volume 2 Issue 1        Volume 2 Issue 2        Volume 2 Issue 3        Volume 2 Issue 4

Volume 3 Issue 1        Volume 3 Issue 2        Volume 3 Issue 3        Volume 3 Issue 4

Volume 4 Issue 1 (Coming soon!)

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CDF support and matching CSPA funds. The CSPA has earned a “Life Patron” status from the CDF by matching donations made to the CDF (up to $2,000 per year).


Learn About Skin Conditions


Current Affiliates

A number of organizations work together with us to improve the lives of skin patients and their families in Canada.

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The three issues produced each year provide information you can use to help you with your skin condition or that of your loved ones.

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Our Sponsors

The CSPA would like to thank our sponsors.  We count on these important contributions to help serve dermatology patients in Canada.

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WCD Legacy Fund



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We are proud to partner with the Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients

Find out more about CAPP and the work they do for Canadian Psoriasis patients and their familes.

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