One in four Canadians experience Chronic Pain.
An estimated 1 million live with severe Chronic Pain.
The Chronic Pain Association of Canada (CPAC) is Canada's largest independent, not-for-profit charitable organization serving people affected by pain, through education, information, support, and advocacy.
We are a grass roots organization that has grown because of a desperate need for relief of chronic pain in Canada.
Welcome letter from the President
Thank you for visiting the new CPAC website.
The last few years have been very difficult for pain patients. Government officials, in an erroneous attempt to deal with problems of addiction and overdose deaths, decided that doctors have been over-prescribing opiate medications and consequently, pain patients taking opiate therapy were the cause of the problems.
Given the fact that overdose deaths continue to increase as prescriptions to patients have been drastically reduced, this policy has been a total failure while causing tremendous harm to innocent victims.
Our goal is to educate the public, people in medicine, regulatory bodies, and Health Canada on the nature and severity of chronic pain and its treatment.
We hope you enjoy our new website. We will be making our voices known through social media and giving guidance to pain patients and their families along the way on how they can join us in this endeavour.
We are a group of volunteers and we can’t do it without your support. Now is the time for all Canadian pained voices to be heard!
Terry Bremner, President
Chronic Pain Association of Canada