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Psoriasis Society of Canada
P.O. Box 25015
Nova Scotia, B3M 4H4
The Psoriasis Society of Canada is a non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to promoting the health and improving the quality of life of Canadians affected by psoriasis through education, advocacy, service, and research. Psoriasis is a common, recurrent skin disorder characterized by thickened patches of reddish, inflamed skin and silvery or grayish, dry skin scaling due to abnormally rapid growth and turnover of skin cells. Although the exact underlying cause of psoriasis is unknown, the disease often appears to be familiar. The Psoriasis Society of Canada was established in 1983 and currently has 16 chapters and approximately 1,300 members. The foundation is committed to providing current information on psoriasis to affected individuals, family members, healthcare professionals, and the general public; distributing educational literature to schools, libraries, hospitals, and clinics across Canada; publishing regular newsletters with feature articles on traditional and nontraditional psoriasis treatments; and conducting regular conferences and workshops. In addition, the organization provides referrals to dermatology facilities in Canada; promotes and supports research; promotes public and professional awareness of the disorder; and establishes and maintains local chapters in cities throughout Canada.
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