About us

Founded in 2019, the organization is dedicated to informing and raising awareness about arthritis and its consequences, as well as encouraging people to take charge of their arthritis.

Responsible employees supported by a team of dedicated volunteers

Who care about the quality of life of people with arthritis and their loved ones;

Who are always on the lookout for new knowledge and new ways to meet needs.

A community of mutual support

Who shares their experience and knowledge in support and self-management groups;

Who encourage each other through leisure, fitness and social activities

Our Board of Directors

It is composed of 7 directors elected for a two-year term.

Premela Pearson

Premela Pearson

President and founder

Arthritis South Shore is proud of the honours bestowed upon its founding president in recognition of her tireless work and commitment to the cause of seniors and arthritis since 2003:

Bénévole de l’année de Laporte (2024), Hommage Aînés Québec Award (2022), the Arthritis Society Mary Pack Volunteer Award (2022), the Lieutenant governor’s Seniors Medal (2022), the National Assembly Medal (2021); Hommage Bénévolat-Québec Award (2021); the Reconnaissance des bénévoles d’exception de Taillon (2021); The City of Brossard Citoyen engagé Award (2020).

André Faucher

Vice-president

Danielle Jacob

Treasuser and founder member

Johanne Boisvert

Secretary

Ron Latchman

Board member

Caroline Veilleux

Board member

Jim Burgess

Board member

Act respecting the protection of personal information

Responsable: Nicolas Beaudoin, general manager
Email : direction@arthriterivesud.org

Consult: Personal information policy (in French)

Form to fill for:  reporting of an incident or complaint relating to the confidentiality of personal information

The essential partners of Arthritis South Shore

Quebec Division

The CISSS de la
Montérégie-Centre
(CISSSMC 16)

Frequently asked questions about us

What is the territory served by Arthritis South Shore?

Our head office is in Brossard and we mainly serve the agglomeration of Longueuil. We remain attentive to any request from the South Shore or elsewhere depending on the needs expressed and our resources.

Are the activities offered by Arthritis South Shore free of charge?

Many of our activities are offered free of charge, particularly those aimed at informing and educating the community about arthritis, while others are offered at low cost. Generally speaking, Arthritis South Shore aims to be self-financing through the contributions of participants or donations.

Are activities and services offered in English and French?

Our services are offered in English and French. Most activities are offered in both languages.

When and where Arthritis South Shore activities take place

See the pages “Activities and services” and “Calendar of activities” where this information is detailed for the current season. Activities are presented online and/or in person where sanitary measures permit.

HOW IS ARTHRITiS SOUTH SHORE FUNDED?

Currently, our funds come mainly from private and public donations, membership fees, activity fees and government grants.

DOES ARTHRITIS SOUTH SHORE RESPOND TO REQUESTS FROM ORGANIZATIONS IN NEIGHBOURING CITIES?

Arthritis South Shore is proud to collaborate with community organizations on the South Shore and in neighbouring municipalities, depending on requests and our resources.

WHAT SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES COULD ARTHRITIS SOUTH SHORE OFFER IN THE FUTURE?

We would like to be able to offer new activities such as adapted exercises in the pool in the Brossard aquatic centre. We would like to increase the frequency of the program I’m taking charge of my arthritis to make it available to more people. We invite you to send us your needs and suggestions on this subject by e-mail to info@arthriterivesud.org

I DON'T HAVE ARTHRITIS. CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE FITNESS ADAPTED EXERCISES?

The degree of difficulty and the pace of the exercises make them suitable not only for people with arthritis, but also for anyone who wants to maintain their mobility and flexibility.

The adapted fitness exercices are held on site and online where everyone can follow directly the instructions and demonstrations of an experienced teacher.

Can I invite Arthritis South Shore to make a presentation on an arthritis-related topic?

We work with other organisations and businesses to offer conferences and workshops to clients or members of these organisations or businesses. For example, we collaborate with the Brossard library, and occasionally with the Chartwell Residences in Greenfield Park. If you are interested, please send us your request by email to info@arthriterivesud.org

how to organise group support meetings or workshops in my city or organisation?

We can help you organise such meetings. Send us your request by email to info@arthriterivesud.organd specifyingthe subject of your request and your contact details so that we can contact you..

how can i make suggestions or comments about the services and activities offered by Arthritis South Shore?

We would be pleased to receive any suggestions or comments you may have atinfo@arthriterivesud.org or at (438) 630-7215.

I would like to get involved with Arthritis South Shore. What should I do?

If you are thinking of becoming a volunteer at Arthritis South Shore, do not hesitate to write to us at benevolat@arthriterivesud.org or call us at 438 630-7215

A relative suffers from this disease. Can Arthritis South Shore help me even if I don't have the disease myself?

Arthritis South Shore’s services are of course intended for people who suffer from the disease, but also for all those who accompany them on their journey. They have a very important role to play in supporting the person affected by arthritis. Caregivers can benefit from the knowledge and experience of Arthritis South Shore.

Contact us

By phone

By email

Info@ArthriteRiveSud.org

Our postal address

5811 av Auteuil
Brossard, Qc J4Z 1M9

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