Unmasking Psoriasis

Support and Resources for those living with
psoriasis and for the health care community

About us
Margaret was bar tending an event when one of the customers saw her hands and refused to accept his drink. Devastated, she spoke with Dr. Hawkins, her dermatologist, about the consequences of this lack of understanding. Together they decided they could make an effort to change this reality by fund-raising to raise awareness.

People living with psoriasis are often debilitated and stigmatized. Even in the the health care community there can be challenges in understanding the disease and finding the right treatment path. This organization has been initially set up to provide support in the form of discussion forums, resource links, and information sessions.

Award Recognition

Over the last year and a half, Margaret Peters (Unmasking Psoriasis), Antonella Scali (Canadian Psoriasis Network) and Rachael Manion (Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients) have been working diligently on a campaign to educate policy makers and politicians on the federal level about Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. 

Although they had been booked to physically bring their campaign to Ottawa last October, Covid-19 changed their plans. Through 'virtual' innovation they continued their work and have been successfully bringing awareness of the circumstances and issues of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis patients to the attention of those who can affect change.   

Their hard work was recently recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association. They are thrilled and very honoured to receive the 2021 Public Education Award (not-for-profit). The plaque reads: Impact of Covid-19 on the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Community in Canada campaign.  
Did you know?

Psoriasis is NOT contagious.

Did you know?

Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and diabetes have all been associated to Psoriasis

Did you know?

Up to 30% of people with Psoriasis will develop Psoriatic Arthritis

2019 Masquerade Ball moved to 2021
Following a year -- and counting -- of locking down for Covid-19, we will be eager to once again gather for good times and good causes. We are just now working on establishing the time and place but will post it here as soon as we know.
See you there!! 
Not long now! Buy your tickets -- and a mask.
Tickets can be purchased at: tickets@unmaskingpsoriasis.org or by calling 306-230-3418
Live Auction 2019
We are excited to present this year's live auction items. They will be uploaded over this coming week in order to give you an opportunity to properly covet a few items before the big event. Perhaps you would like to prepare your Christmas shopping list as well. What a nice way to celebrate the season knowing your Christmas purchases go to a worthwhile cause.
Purple and Gold Tied Quilt
This heritage quilt creation by the Hanley Seniors and donated by Mrs. Marg Peters will be lasting treasure in any home.
VALUE: $200

25 10-minute passes for the wand car washes 2 Yellow Microfiber Towels
4 Assorted Little Trees Air Fresheners
2 Glass Cleaner Wipes
1 Armorall Cleaning Sponge
Ride Car Service – Gift Card
At riide, we believe in simplicity and helping people get to where they need to go as easily and safely as possible.

VALUE: 4 gift cards at valued $50 each
Glen Crossmount Cider Company: 3 - 750ml bottles of Cider

Classic Gold Goodness

Enjoy the lively, clean and balanced classic flavour as you let the tiny bubbles dance on your tongue.

Sparklingly Sweet Crispness

Ever get that feeling in the Fall where the cool wind hits you? Get that feeling all year-round with a cool fresh Flatlander Crisp.

Tropical Pineapple
Appealing apple mixed with tropical flavours and a tart piña finish. Pineapple aromas increase the perception of sweetness which is balanced perfectly with refreshing carbonation.

VALUE: $50

Helly Hanson, W Seven J Jacket

Clean classic rain jacket for a variety of outdoor activities. Fully waterproof with a storm flap and convenient quick-dry lining. Adjustable fit and zippered pockets are convenient for trekking, biking or any outdoor activities.
  • Helly Tech® Protection Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • 2 Ply fabric construction Fully seam sealed
  • Durable Water Repellency treatment (DWR)
  • Lined for comfort Quick dry lining Fixed hood
  • One hand hood adjustments Front storm flap
  • YKK® front zipper YKK® zipped hand pockets
  • Adjustable cuffs Bottom hem Cinch cord
  • Anti-chafe chin guard
  • Women's XL
 They specialize in the reconditioning and sale of combines, tractors, headers, and light construction equipment. This is the second year that Combine World has donated. Our thanks.
VALUE: $120
Heinrichs Jewellry - 
Freida Rothman Studded Eternity Hinge Bangle

From Freida Rothman's collection of 'stack' bangles, the Studded Eternity Hinge Bangle is 14K gold and rhodium matte finish. It has sterling silver core with handset cubic sirconia and is engraved with the Freida Rothman insignia.
Heinrichs has long been an institution in Saskatoon with a 'sterling' reputation. We thank them for their generous contribution.
VALUE: $365

Bowling Party - 
Hunter's Bowling Centres
This Bowling Party for up to 6 people includes two hours of bowling -- 5 or 10 pin --, shoe rental and one extra large pizza at either of the two Hunter's Bowling Centres in Saskatoon.
Hunter's Bowling now has one centre in Eastview and one in Fairhaven. We thank them for their donation. Find out about their hours and locations at www.huntersbowling.com
Beverly Ashdown - Dans un Jardin, Soothing Balm and Soothing Concentrated Oil

Beverly Ashdown - Dans un Jardin, Dead Sea Salts with Zizyphus, Soothing Balm and Soothing Concentrated Oil

Beverly Ashdown - Dans un Jardin, Dead Sea Salts with Zizyphus and Soothing Balm

Beverly Ashdown - Dans un Jardin, Dead Sea Salts with Zizyphus and Soothing Concentrated 

Camp Wolf Willow - Teepee Rental for One Night with firewood and a bottle of wine 
Saskatchewan's newest campground nestled in the hills above the mighty Saskatchewan River, offering fully appointed glamping sites and good old-fashioned camping. 45 minutes south of Saskatoon on Highway 219.
While you are with us, be sure to take in the incredible view of the river and dramatic Saskatchewan skies while enjoying a flight of fruit wines from the deck of our restaurant.

VALUE: $115

Resource Links
Below you will find a few links which may be useful. Clicking on the image will take you to each site. Please let us know if there are any corrections or additions we should take into account. We hope to expand and shape these resources over the next few months in order to become a truly beneficial tool for those suffering with Psoriasis and/or Psoriatic Arthritis.
The Canadian Psoriasis Network

"We are a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis by providing current information on research and treatment options."

The Saskatchewan Health Authority - Rheumatology Program
Goals: "The Rheumatology Nurse clinician will assist in the development of disease specific self-management skills with the overall goal of improvement in your daily functioning and quality of life."
Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients
This site is filled with links, studies, stories, and resources. It was created by Psoriasis Patients and has become influential in National health understanding of the disease.
Masquerade Ball
Thanks to all of the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and guests for making this a remarkable event.
Thank you also to our guest speaker, Dr. Nicole Hawkins; the band, "LongShot" (who were fabulous); Tim Palmer, our auctioneer; the Western Development Museum; and our very hard-working committee.
Contact Us


2217 Wiggins Ave. S.
Saskatoon, SK   S7J1W6