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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During this uncertain time we will be sharing news and information relevant to risks and impacts of COVID-19. Be sure to stay up to date and take care of yourself.

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HS Report 2020

We have launched an update to our 2017 report Scarred for Life. Through this report, the CSPA has identified 11 recommendations to healthcare providers and policy makers to improve awareness about Hidradenitis Suppurativa and care and management of the disease and the lives of HS patients.

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In light of the COVID crisis we wanted to check to see if you are having difficulty getting the drugs that you rely on to treat your health condition. Please share your experience with us by taking this short survey

Drug Shortages

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Are you interested in how research questions are chosen, how research is done and how patients can contribute to research? There are several opportunities to be a patient research partner with SkIN Canada. The CSPA is looking for 14 Patient Research Partners to help shape skin disease research in Canada.

SkIN Canada

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Deadline Extended to May 31!

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.

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The CSPA community consists of individuals, affiliate groups, health-care providers with an interest in skin health and health-care decision-makers from across Canada. Through the CSPA conference and special events and meetings hosted by the CSPA, interested parties can meet, exchange ideas and create supportive relationships.

By becoming an active participant in CSPA programs, you will enjoy the benefits of community of patients who understand what you're going through. You will also help us increase our clout with politicians and decision-makers. Together we help each other by being part of a growing resource for all Canadians with skin conditions.


Ways to get involved

Become a Friend of the CSPA: Your donation will help to support the important work of the CSPA as we champion the cause of skin health across Canada through patient education and support, advocacy, research support and liaison activities between patients, health-care professionals, relevant industry representatives and government decision-makers. Donate now . . .

Volunteer: The CSPA is always looking for volunteers who are interested in working with us on specific projects and events. If you are interested in volunteering for the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance we could use your time and talents in the following areas:

  • Magazine: Write an article for Canadian Skin magazine. Just send us an outline or idea and we may be able to slot it into next year’s line-up.
  • Committees: Consider becoming a member of one of our committees.
  • Events: Become a greeter/event assistant at one of our educational sessions.
  • Skin Conference: Help us at the 2012 Canadian Skin conference in Toronto in October 2012. There will be lots to do! E-mail us to get your name on the list.
  • Board of directors: Become a board member. If you’ve worked on one of the CSPA committees or have been active in some other way, you have an opportunity to be nominated for a board position.
  • Special skills: We’re always looking for people who can assist us in projects through their special skills. Just send us an e-mail CSPA contact form outlining what you’re good at and what you like to do.

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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



Consider supporting the work of the CSPA with a donation


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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