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Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids

The purpose of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) is to advance our understanding of the role of cannabinoids in health and disease through research and education.

The CCIC is a federally registered Canadian nonprofit organization of basic and clinical researchers and health care professionals established to promote evidence-based research and education concerning the endocannabinoid system and therapeutic applications of endocannabinoid and cannabinoid agents.

We will do this by:

Educating: Researchers, health care practitioners and the public about the endocannabinoid system and possible roles of cannabinoids in clinical practice;

Facilitating: Research regarding the endocannabinoid system, mechanisms of action and clinical safety and efficacy of cannabinoids;

Creating: A networking forum for researchers investigating endocannabinoids and cannabinoids;

Advancing: Our understanding of the role of endocannabinoids and cannabinoids in health and disease.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) works for you.

The WSIB is an independent trust agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. We are committed to delivering what matters to the workers and employers of Ontario: fast, accessible service and fair benefits at a fair price.

Whether you’re a worker, a large employer or small business owner, we’re here to help:

  • For employers, we provide no-fault collective liability insurance and access to industry-specific health and safety information;
  • For workers, we provide loss of earnings benefits and health care coverage;
  • Both workers and employers benefit from the WSIB’s help and support when it’s time to go back to work after an injury.

Pain BC

Pain BC‘s mission is to improve the lives of people in pain through education, empowerment, and innovation.

Pain doesn’t have to be a barrier to living a full life. We believe in a holistic, integrated approach to pain management. If you’re living with pain, you deserve to be in the driver’s seat. These are our goals:

  • Promote prevention and early intervention in chronic pain and pain-related disability;
  • Educate, promote skill development, and build hope and confidence among people living with pain and their families;
  • Empower health care providers with the education, tools, and skills they need to improve the lives of people living with pain;
  • Facilitate planning, action, evaluation, and innovation leading to service system change;
  • Engage a cross-sectoral coalition in collective action to raise awareness of chronic pain and reduce the stigma associated with it;
  • Foster and encourage pain and pain-related disability research

Whether you’re living with pain, supporting someone in pain, or providing care to patients in pain, we offer tools and resources to help you. Together, we can make a difference.

Institute for Work & Health

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. The Institute has been described as one of the top five occupational health and safety research centres in the world.

At IWH, our goal is to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful, relevant research. We conduct and share research with policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians and health & safety professionals.

Our research is driven by two broad goals. The first is to protect healthy workers by studying the prevention of work-related injury and illness. This type of research includes studies of workplace programs, prevention policies and the health of workers at a population level. The second is to improve the health and recovery of injured workers. This includes research on treatment, return to work, disability prevention and management, and compensation policies.

The Institute has formal affiliations with four universities: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, McMaster University and York University. Our association with universities and our access to workplaces and data sources from WSIB and Statistics Canada have made IWH a respected research and training centre.

Canadian Guidelines of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Canadian Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome in Adults.

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 Association of Waterloo-Wellington

The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington (B.I.A.W.W.) is a registered not-for-profit charity that provides support, advocacy, and programs to survivors of acquired brain injury (A.B.I.) and educational programs to the children and youth in the community of Waterloo Region and Wellington County:

  • We provide resources on how to access community resources such as legal, rehabilitation, health care, work re-entry, school re-entry and community services. We make available information on concussion and acquired brain injury to survivors and their caregivers;
  • We offer a community prevention program called “Lidz on Kidz” which allows us to visit area schools and minor sport leagues to promote wearing the gear and playing safe with the proper helmet;
  • We provide a caregivers support group called “Care to Share” where caregivers can speak with their peers to gain support and develop friendships.

To give support, hope and answers to survivors of A.B.I.

To be recognized as pioneers in meeting the needs of survivors and their caregivers and setting the standard for innovative program delivery, education and prevention of A.B.I.

•  Dignity  •  Acceptance  •  Respect  •  Empowerment

Brain Injury Canada

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.

Ontario Brain Injury Association

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) is a provincial not-for-profit, charitable organization. Our mission is to enhance the lives of Ontarians living with the effects of acquired brain injury (ABI) through education, awareness and support.

OBIA’s services include:

  • information and resources on acquired brain injury
  • 1-800-263-5404 Support line
  • personal advocacy and support
  • training and education for families and professionals