Canadian Skin Patient Alliance

Are you involved with a skin-patient support group? Would you like your group to be part of the CSPA network and benefit from everything belonging offers? Large or small, every group that is not-for-profit and patient-focused is welcome. Joining is free!

Contact Diane Christin, Manager Stakeholder Relations at diane.christin@canadianskin.ca or 1-613-864-0745 to discuss the benefits of having your organization join the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance, then fill out the form below to start the process.

Application for CSPA Affiliation or as a CSPA Global Collaborator

If your group would like to join the CSPA as an affiliate, please read the requirements section below, then fill in the fields and submit the form. If you are interested in joining as a global affiliate please read the requirments and then submit this form.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Requirements

A CSPA affiliate member is a federally or provincially incorporated not-for-profit organization or registered charity that exists to help Canadians deal with a skin condition(s) and/or disease(s) by providing support, education, information, and/or undertaking or supporting fundraising, research and/or advocacy on their behalf that has been accepted by the Board of the CSPA upon recommendation by the CSPA Affiliates Committee for membership.

As a matter of policy, which is designed to maintain the CSPA’s good standing in the community, the CSPA invites only organizations who share its vision and its approach to carrying on its affairs. Of particular importance to the CSPA and its stakeholders are the following:

  • Patient-focused programming and initiatives
  • Transparency
  • Fiscal responsibility/transparency
  • Unbiased neutrality with respect to recommendations for treatments for diseases (No direct advertising for sponsors’ products in any materials or websites.)
  • A functioning governance model with structured clinical advice from a relevant health-care professional or team
  • The organization cannot be solely funded by a single commercial entity

Please fill in the following information for review by the Affiliate Committee for acceptance as a CSPA affiliated organization:

Application for CSPA Affiliation

Organization name
Your email address(*)
Your phone number and extension(*)
Who this organization helps
How many people are affected by the skin disease, how the disease affects them
Objectives of the organization: Current (and proposed if applicable).
Who’s involved
Organization Type
Board structure and composition
Web Address
Other outreach initiatives (please provide copies of any pamphlets, newsletters, etc. your organization has produced and distributed over the past 5 years)
Description of membership program (if applicable)
What do you plan to accomplish this coming year?
5-year plan
What your long-term (realistic) goals are
Sponsorship opportunities
Projects that require sponsorship

Last year’s financial statements (audited, if possible)
Upcoming year’s budget
If charitable organization, please submit CRA filings from the previous 5 years (in ZIP format)

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