During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pain BC’s vision of a future where no one is alone with pain feels particularly relevant. The necessary physical distancing restrictions have had a tremendously negative impact on people living with chronic pain, who are now experiencing increased isolation and even fewer options for support and care.
During this emergency, and beyond, we are committed to enhancing the well-being of people with pain through empowerment, care, education and innovation. Our free support services for people with pain have been adapted for improved accessibility; our online education programs continue to increase capacity to assess and manage pain among health care providers of all disciplines; and the calls to change how pain is understood and managed are being heard at the provincial and national levels.
Pain BC has rapidly mobilized to address the evolving needs of people with pain during this public health emergency but there’s still a lot more we can do. As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity and commitment of our supporters to help fund our many programs and services.
Now more than ever, we need your help to support people with pain. Your contribution will mean accessible and safe options for care, movement, empowerment and connection for the 1 in 5 Canadians living with pain during these challenging times.
Please make your donation today.
What People Are Saying
"The many excellent resources have helped me to better understand my relationship with pain and what I can do to best control it so that it does not control my life."
— An online survey respondent living with persistent pain
"Through the efforts of Pain BC, real progress is being made reducing the burden of pain in our province. It has become the ‘go-to’ organization for health care providers and decision makers working on this issue and a much-needed voice for people with pain and their caregivers. "
— Dr. Brenda Lau, MD, FRCPC, FFPMANZCA, MM, CGIMS Founder, CH