Become an Advocate

Your Elected Representative can help:

Write a letter to your Provincial and Federal Representative to let them know your concerns about the challenges to receive pain management that includes having a family doctor that has diagnostic criteria and treatment plans.  You can include the following statement/statistics to validate your experience:

“The ILC Charitable Foundation provide community based support to children and families with complex pain problems and recognize the need for cohesive collaborations among all stakeholders for the development of a National Pain Strategy.  The Canadian Pain Society (CPS) report that 2.2 in 44 children and youth and 1 in 5 adults live with chronic pain.  Chronic pain in children and families have a negative and devastating effect that are seen in the form of physical disability, a high rate of school absences, missed work, significant sleep disruption, distress and other psychological difficulties, tremendous strain on families, high financial costs to families and the health care system, and, perhaps most importantly, a very poor quality of life.   While chronic pain is often considered a symptom of many diseases, most experts now agree that it is a medical entity worthy of discussion as a disease on its own. It therefore deserves the recognition and priority commensurate with the seriousness of this problem.”

FIND YOUR PROVINCIAL ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE and YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

Alberta
http://alberta.ca/

British Columbia
http://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/3-1-1.htm

Manitoba
http://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/members/index.html

New Brunswick
http://app.infoaa.7700.gnb.ca/gnb/pub/ListMLA1.asp

Newfoundland
http://www.assembly.nl.ca/

Northwest Territories
http://www.gov.nt.ca/research/mla/index.html

Nova Scotia
http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/people/

Nunavut
http://www.assembly.nu.ca/

Ontario
http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/home.do

Prince Edward Island
http://www.assembly.pe.ca/

Quebec
http://www.assnat.qc.ca/en/index.html

Saskatchewan
http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/

Yukon
http://www.gov.yk.ca/

Members of Parliament
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/SenatorsMembers.asp?Language=E

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