The Canadian Pain Strategy Initiative (CPSI) started with the Canadian Pain Summit and the events leading up to that Summit. The blueprint for a Canadian Pain Strategy was developed and released and was endorsed and celebrated at the Summit. To date the CPSI has not been successful in getting the federal government to form a task force to develop and implement a Canadian Pain Strategy. The CPSI believes a national pain strategy is the best way to assure access to best practice pain care for all Canadians from the time of birth to the end of life. They will continue to advocate for this.