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Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada [ARSC]


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Discovered Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada website which says on its 'about us' page: 

"The Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, a national, not for profit organization led by Canadian dermatologists, offers hope and help to sufferers by providing independent, reputable and current information on these conditions and raising awareness."  

The board of directors has one physician. Jason Rivers MD, FRCPC, FAAD, who serves as the president. The other two board members are not physicians. There is no indication that the board members have rosacea. 

On its Corporate Sponsor page it shows Galderma as a Silver Level sponsor, Bayer Cipher Pharmaceuticals as a Bronze level, and Altius Healthcare as a Friend level. We will be monitoring and reviewing this Canadian non profit and investigate what it spends its funds on and report in this thread. 

There is no financial information on the ARSC website so apparently, in Canada, a non profit organization is not required to publish how it spends it donations like non profits in the USA. I emailed and requested financial information and received no reply. Maybe some Canadian rosaceans can investigate into this and see how the ARSC spends its donations? Does anyone in Canada know how non profits work in Canada and is there a way to get public information on how it spends its donations? There appears to be no way to donate to this non profit on its website, however, on the about us page it states, "We seek a variety of corporate sponsors to support the society and will not allow one organization to fund our activities."

Found the certificate of incorporation on the ARSC website. 

Went to the CRA website to search for the 'business/registration number' (BN) at this official page, and did not get any results. See screen shot below: 


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