be a voice for kids and families!

More awareness, more access, more research, more support – it truly starts with YOU!

ACT NOW: Cassie and Friends Society is leading a call for the BC Government to drastically improve the outlook of children with SJIA by allowing reimbursement coverage for canakinumab for the small number of BC children who urgently need it. We need your voice to send our message to Premier John Horgan and Minister of Health Adrian Dix – our kids deserve better.  SIGN THE PETITION

Cassie and Friends organized our first-ever advocacy session + workshop in February 2016. Under the expert guidance of Cheryl Koehn, founder of Arthritis Consumer Experts, parents and young adults came together to share and explore the challenges faced by kids, teens and families in the Juvenile Arthritis community and to begin to define our specific, “child and family-first” advocacy agenda.

Through our continued advocacy efforts, we hope to bring a clear, passionate, unified and compelling voice for the pediatric rheumatic disease community to government, schools and other major arthritis organizations. Together, we will ensure that the unique challenges and needs of the pediatric rheumatic disease community are shared, heard and answered.

If you are interested in attending a future advocacy workshop, please email

If you live outside the Vancouver-area, but would like to add your thoughts, challenges and/or stories to be shared at this meeting, please feel free to send your comments by email to:

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