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Why We Exist?

Scleroderma or systemic sclerosis is a chronic, progressive connective tissue disease characterized by fibrosis (thickening and hardening) of the skin and internal organs. Derived from the Greek words “sclerosis” meaning hardness and “derma” meaning skin, scleroderma literally means hard skin.

The Scleroderma Society of Canada serves as an advocate nationally for those affected by the disease and works collaboratively with regional scleroderma organizations and the international scleroderma community to achieve common objectives.

Our Mission

The Scleroderma Society of Canada is committed to promoting public awareness, supporting those affected by Scleroderma and funding research to find a cure.

Our Vision

A cure. Until then, we will work to improve the quality of life for those with Scleroderma.

Our Values

  • Integrity in our governance processes and transparency in our communications.
  • Respect and compassion for our colleagues and those we serve.
  • Commitment to achieving our vision through inclusion and collaboration with others.

Strategic Priority #1

Education and Support – To provide current and consistent educational information for patients and health care workers and to promote and support regional groups in Canada.

Strategic Priority #2

Research – To support research to develop treatments and find a cure.

Strategic Priority #3

Public Awareness – To promote awareness of scleroderma across Canada.

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