HS Awareness week 2021

 June 7-13, 2021

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Up to 4% of people in Canada are impacted by hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). In recognition of HS Awareness Week 2021, the CSPA is collaborating with HS Heroes and Hidradenitis & Me to share new resources about living well with HS and educate the public about the impacts of this devastating disease. 

In 2020, the CSPA released Scarred for Life: 2020 Update – A National Report of Patients’ Experiences Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa which included critical information about getting a diagnosis, the importance of a comprehensive care approach to managing HS, experience with - and hopes for - treatments, and advice to people newly diagnosed with HS.

This year, we are building on several of the recommendations of the Scarred for Life report. Through our collaboration this year, we are excited to bring you:

  • A social media awareness campaign 
  • A support group discussion about what a cure is to you
  • Discussions with dermatologists that specialize in treating HS
  • A live cooking class that focuses on avoiding foods that can trigger HS symptoms
  • A video series on tips and tricks for managing HS, including battlefield (at-home) wound care



We invite all to help us to spread the word and to participate, to become informed, and to enjoy our week-long schedule of HS Awareness Week Activities.  

HS Proclamations

The following provinces and cities have generously issued proclamations: (Click the thumbnail to read the proclamation)


                    Alberta                    Newfoundland and Labrador                                                                                                      
Screenshot 20210617 111002 Drive  Proclamation Newfoundland Labrador Minister of Health HS Awareness Week June 7 13 2021    
Ottawa Edmonton St. John's Toronto 
 OTTAWA Proclamation 2021 Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Week HS Edmonton Proclamation 2021  HS st. Johns NL Proclamation 2021 1  HS Awareness Toronto Proclamation 2021
Brampton Burlington  Mount Pearl  Niagara Falls
Brampton Proclamation Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Week 06.7 13.2021 1 Burlington Proclamation PROCLAMATION HS Awareness Week Mt Pearl  City of Niag Falls Proclamation Hidradenitis Suppurativa HS Awareness Week 2021 1 

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