Let's work together this national pain awareness week to #PrioritizePain
November 5-11, 2023 is National Pain Awareness Week in Canada, a time to raise awareness of chronic pain and its impact on the one in five Canadians who live with it.
All people with pain in Canada, no matter who they are or where they live, should have equitable access to timely and evidence-based care and support. That's why we're joining together this National Pain Awareness Week to raise awareness and call for national action to make pain a priority.
We hope you’ll join us to create dialogue and draw attention to chronic pain this National Pain Awareness Week by using the social media tools, and by adding your voice to the conversation using the #NPAW and #PrioritizePain hashtags.
The Canadian Pain Task Force was established in 2019 to provide advice and information to Health Canada to inform an improved approach to prevent and manage chronic pain. Its final report, An Action Plan for Pain in Canada, lays out numerous recommendations for targeted actions necessary to improve outcomes for the nearly eight million Canadians living with chronic pain and to reduce pain’s impact on families, communities, and society.
The #PrioritizePain campaign brings together leaders in pain advocacy, research, and health care, to join people with pain and their families in supporting the recommendations in An Action Plan for Pain in Canada and to advocate for their implementation.
The 2023 social media toolkit will be available soon. In the meantime, feel free to look at our 2022 material below.
The #PrioritizePain campaign is a national awareness and advocacy campaign to amplify the recommendations in the Canadian Pain Task Force’s final report to Health Canada, An Action Plan for Pain in Canada, and to advocate for their implementation. In partnership with dozens of leading pain and pain-related organizations, advocates and institutions across Canada and internationally, the campaign is coordinated by Pain Canada in partnership with the Association Québécoise de la Douleur Chronique (AQDC) and Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP).