The mission of PARC (Promoting Awareness of RSD and CRPS in Canada) is to support, educate and inform persons with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), otherwise known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), the community and the medical professionals treating RSD, about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. The suffering of persons with this disease must also be recognized.
Comprehensive, evidence-based and written by a panel of experts from across the country. Endorsed by both the Canadian Pain Society and the Canadian Rheumatology Association.
The target audience of this guideline is all Canadian healthcare professionals including primary care providers, medical specialists, and members of multidisciplinary teams who treat patients with fibromyalgia (FM). To a lesser degree, it is also relevant to patients with FM, who may also benefit from an understanding of this condition.
Brain Injury Canada (The Brain Injury Association of Canada) was formed with mission to “improve the quality of life for those living with a brain injury, and their caregivers.”
To fulfill our mission, the National Board, Executive Director, and our Volunteers work in 7 key strategic areas:
- Promote greater awareness of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and the need for early detection and treatment;
- Create new opportunities to put prevention awareness near the top of Canada’s public agenda;
- Promote increased research funding towards important areas identified by our stakeholders;
- Promote increased funding and access to services for residential care and day programming services;
- Address the serious regional disparity across the country for access to services;
Improve the ability of ABI survivors and care givers to navigate the care and advocacy system;
- Support and facilitate the development of local and regional brain injury associations in their efforts to provide a voice for ABI survivors and caregivers.
A few of the goals of FM-CFS Canada are to: educate and increase the public’s understanding about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM); to research, develop, and produce educational materials and programs which assist physicians, patients, their families and their caregivers about CFS and FM; to conduct research relating to CFS and FM and to disseminate the results of such research.
The National ME/FM Action Network became a Canadian charitable organization on June 18, 1993 dedicated to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) through support, advocacy, education and research. Since its founding, the organization has been an ACTION Network.