About the Canadian Psoriasis Network
We are the Canadian Psoriasis Network (CPN). Our goal is to improve the quality of life of all Canadians who are living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis while vigorously pursuing a cure. Our mission is to provide all current information on treatment and continuing care through education, outreach, research and leading by example.
If you look at our board we have psoriasis patients with a combined 100+ years of dealing with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. We also have skin health care professionals on our advisory board that have patients at heart. We have a common story of suffering but a greater one on taking control and getting our disease under control. It is this renewed hope and the liberation from the devastating effects of psoriasis on the physical, emotional and social elements of life that have so motivated us to try and help everyone who suffers like we have. In short this is a very personal effort for us, we are all volunteers and all we want is to help you.
Our motive was to surround ourselves the best and brightest the medical community in Canada had to offer. Our doctors were chosen because of their experience and are currently working with experienced patients on programs and services.
We want to treat all the effects of psoriasis. Having the combined experience of these skin health care professionals and patients we believe we are in a unique position to change the way psoriasis is perceived, understood and treated.
The CPN is a national not-for-profit organization whose focus is on research, education and support for Canadians living with psoriatic disease (psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis).
Objectives of the CPN
- Eliminate the stigma and misunderstanding of psoriasis.
- Empower everyone with psoriasis and psoriatic psoriasis to take control and take back their life.
- Provide peer to peer support, no one understands better than someone who lives what you do.
- Provide up to date information on all treatment options and status of ongoing research towards other treatment options and finding a cure.
- Provide a safe online community where all matters that relate to the disease can be discussed openly.
- Provide regional information on clinic locations and contact information.
- Provide information on provincial formularies.
- Assist with S/A drugs access.
- Fund research to find a cure.
- Provide first hand patient experience in outreach and education.
- Be visible in the community on a national scale.