We are a national, non-profit dedicated to

Canadians
Living with Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis

We are dedicated to improving the lives of people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis by providing current information on research and treatment options.

What we do

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.

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Is It Psoriasis?

If you suspect you have psoriasis, but have not been diagnosed then this is where you should start.

About Psoriasis

Here you will learn about types of psoriasis, symptoms, severity and conditions that may be associated with psoriasis.

Psoriatic Arthritis

About 10-30% of people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. Learn more.

Treatments

If you have not found a treatment plan that keeps your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis under control, do not give up! Read more.

Treatment Decisions

There are many options out there. Let us help with a guideline to making treatment decisions.

Women's Health

There are some considerations when you are a woman with psoriaasis. Learn more.

INVISIBLE MAN : a Real Life Psoriasis Story

Invisible Man tells the inspiring story of Newfoundland resident Andrew Gosse’s journey to treatment after suffering from severe psoriasis for 18 years. Directed by award winning filmmaker Nimisha Mukerji. Executive Producer C. Hudson Hwang.

Members

Provinces & Territories

Free Info Sessions

Medical Roundtables

A Word From Our President

I am proud and honoured to assume the role of President of the Canadian Psoriasis Network. I am a passionate advocate for the inclusion of people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in our community. Over one million Canadians suffer from the disease and it is my goal to work with our Board to continue to build a strong Network to raise awareness and increase the understanding of our disease. The ultimate goal is to reduce the suffering and help people live their lives to the fullest. Today, we have treatment options unavailable to us previously. There are new treatment options becoming available frequently as research progresses however, it is important for us to continue to collaborate with stakeholders in the ongoing quest for a cure. I hope you will join me in this mission. It will happen with the strategic focus of dedicated Canadians who are impacted by the disease. If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact me at president@cpn-rcp.com.

Simmie Smith, B.A, M.B.A.
President, Canadian Psoriasis Network

COVID-19 And Psoriasis

COVID-19 and Psoriasis

COVID 19As the COVID-19 situation in Canada continues to evolve, we remind our community to be attentive to reputable sources of health information such as the Public Health Agency of Canada as well as your provincial/territorial government for current recommendations and precautions. We also encourage psoriasis / psoriatic arthritis patients to call their dermatologist/rheumatologist or other physicians with any concerns, or for information about their specific circumstances. Your health care team is the most appropriate resource for any specific questions or concerns you may have. To date, general information is that unless symptomatic, medications should be continued. We encourage psoriatic patients who develop symptoms or who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to discuss their concerns and treatment plans with their prescribing physician. We further remind members of our community with exacerbated anxiety and depression symptoms of how to manage their mental wellness at this time of uncertainty. Check out the Canadian Mental Health Association for their suggestions if you are feeling elevated distress. For general information for skin patients, the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance, of which CPN is an affiliate, has created an FAQ page: http://canadianskin.ca/education/covid-19. As many people are seeing their jobs affected these days, there may be concerns about disrupted access to insurance for treatments. Check out this Understanding Access Fact Sheet as a reminder of ways people may access treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in Canada.
PsoProtect
CPN is pleased to be partnering with other patient and healthcare provider organizations around the world on PsoProtect, an international registry for health care providers to report outcomes of COVID-19 in individuals with psoriasis and PsoProtectMe, a self-report survey of psoriasis patients globally to understand how the pandemic is affecting people with psoriasis. For more information, visit our PsoProtect page.
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Visit the Resources section for videos, brochures, information sheets, and a Find a Dermatologist Tool.

Are you a Healthcare Professional?

We have put together a series of brochures and information sheets that may be viewed online, or downloaded and printed. Visit Resources for Health Professionals

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