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About Us

Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) is a national organization that provides science-based information, education and support programs in both official languages to people with arthritis. ACE serves consumers living with all forms of arthritis by helping them take control of their disease and improve their quality of life.

Founded and led by people with arthritis, ACE also actively advocates on arthritis health and policy issues, through ACE's JointHealth™ family of programs and the Arthritis Broadcast Network, directly to consumers/patients, healthcare professionals, media and government.

ACE is guided by a strict set of guiding principles, set out by an advisory board comprised of leading scientists, medical professionals and informed arthritis activists.

Arthritis Consumer Experts is committed to the following organizational objectives:
  • To inform, educate and empower people with arthritis to help them take control of their disease and improve their quality of life
  • To provide evidence-based information in reader-friendly language to people with arthritis, the public, governments and media
  • To provide research decision-making training to people with arthritis to help them participate meaningfully in research organizations and in consultations with government