About the Canadian Psoriasis Network

The Canadian Psoriasis Network is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Our board of directors is comprised of psoriasis patients with a common story of suffering but a greater one of taking control of our disease. It is this renewed hope and the liberation from the devastating effects of psoriasis on the physical, emotional and social elements of life that has 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 MISSION

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis by providing current information on research and treatment options and by working with others to build awareness and advocacy about the complexities of these conditions.

OUR VISION

A future without psoriatic disease.

To achieve this:

  • Psoriasis (and its related health issues) must be treated as a serious and potentially debilitating health condition.
  • The highest standards of treatments (and supports) must be easily accessible.
  • Greater awareness about the complexity of this condition must be achieved.
  • A cure must be found.
OUR VALUES

These serve as guidelines for our conduct and behaviour as we work towards our vision. 

Hopeful: We promote hope for a future without psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis

Ethical: We strive to be ethical and transparent in all of our internal and external dealings

Learning: We are committed to continuous growth in our understanding of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and allow our work to be guided by our knowledge

Personable: We strive for positive relationships within our network and with all partners and stakeholders

Fearless: Our work is driven by hope, knowledge and compassion enabling us to be leaders in the area of psoriatic disease and to continuously learn from our experiences

Unified:  Our board and staff work together, with support and collaboration from all of our external partners and collaborators, to pursue our organization’s mission

Lasting: We strive to cultivate a strong, sustainable and healthy organization able to continue to improve the quality of life of people affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

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