Canadian Lupus

Canadian Lupus Research

Impact on Lupus
Welcome to Lupus Canada’s Spotlight on Canadian Research, a dedicated space where we shine a light on the groundbreaking work being done in the field of lupus research. Here, you will have access to the latest research material. Join us in exploring the advancements and insights that are shaping the future of lupus care and treatment in Canada and beyond.
As part of Lupus Canada’s initiatives to support research and educate Canadians as to the important work researchers are conducting, we are pleased to share with you our Spotlight on Canadian Research in the field of lupus. We hope you find this content informative. We strive to provide new content on a regular basis so that we can provide you with the most up-to-date, relevant information as it pertains to lupus.

Current Canadian Lupus Research

These articles and information are available from the
Everything Lupus: Resource Hub.

Using CyTOF to dissect the interplay between Type I interferon and autoantibody production in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


Now Enrolling People with Lupus Nephritis (LN) or Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy (IgAN) For A Research Study.


One Catalyst Award for a total of $40,000 CDN to fund one project for a term of one year (Current year)


Non-pharmacological interventions to improve the socioeconomic lives of individuals with SLE


Immune and inflammatory mechanisms critical to the development of SLE, with a focus on RIPK3-dependent pathways


Phenotyping SLE based on disease course: remitting-relapsing, persistently active and monophasic

More Research & Clinical Trials

Spotlight: When patient-research collaboration leads to discovery.

Lupus, also known as the disease of a thousand faces, is a complex disease. Due to the wide range symptoms, it can be difficult to manage and can take several years to diagnose. Lupus Canada is pleased to share the work of our 2022 Catalyst Grant recipient, Dr. Boilard, who in collaboration with a team of researchers and a hundred patients, succeeded in developing a test, which is now patented, to facilitate the detection of this disease.

Canadian Network for Improved Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (CaNIOS)

The Canadian Network for Improved Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (CaNIOS) is a Canadian national research group on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

It is the place that unites all centres, all medical doctors, principle investigators and researchers under CaNIOS to exchange information. CaNIOS wants to hear from you concerning your thoughts, questions and suggestions about the organization and the research.

You can support their research by participating in our studies and/or by making donations and getting involved.