About Pain BC

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

Our Approach

Pain BC aims to transform the way pain is understood and treated in our province. This can't be done without changing the systems that people in pain rely on to live well. 

Our Programs


Pain Support Line

We know your pain is real. We provide free information, support, and a listening ear to people wanting to talk about their own pain or that of a family member or friend.

Pain Support and Wellness Groups logo

Our groups provide online pain education and ongoing peer mentorship and support to people living with persistent pain throughout BC.

Live Plan Be

A free online self-management tool for people living with chronic pain. Connect with others who live with pain, track your health and learn about the science of pain.

Coaching for Health

Our coaches provide one-to-one telephone support to help you learn self-management skills and regain function.

My Care Path

MyCarePath.ca is a free online tool designed for kids and teens aged 12-17 living with chronic pain. Find the information and tools to help you return to school, spend time with friends, and get back to doing things you love.

Pain Waves

Pain Waves is a podcast created by Pain BC where listeners can hear leading chronic pain experts and people in pain discuss the latest pain management research, tools, stories, and trends.

Who We Are


Pain BC's work wouldn't be possible without our board, staff and volunteers, including faculty, event volunteers, committee members, and patient leaders.

Each member of our team provides crucial expertise, support, and connection to the community.

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