Pain BC is a registered charity that is leading efforts to improve the lives of people living with pain in British Columbia and beyond.
 

Becoming a member of Pain BC means your voice is heard in the governance of our organization and at the Annual General Meeting. Members play an important role in the election of our Board of Directors and vote on resolutions that impact our Society’s bylaws. Membership is not required to access any Pain BC programs or services. If you are keen to engage in Pain BC’s initiatives but are not passionate about governance, there are many other ways you can get involved. Please check out the Get Involved section of our site for more information on volunteer and job opportunities, donating to support our work, and more.

Frequently asked questions about membership

  • What does it mean to be a Pain BC member? The Societies Act of BC governs how societies (not-for-profit organizations) are created and run in BC. The Act gives members of a society the right to vote on how the society is run (often referred to as governance). As a member of Pain BC, your voice is heard in the governance of our organization and at the Annual General Meeting. Members play an important role in the election of our Board of Directors and vote on resolutions that impact our Society’s bylaws.
  • Do I need to be a member of Pain BC to access its programs or services? No. Membership is not required to access any Pain BC programs or services. All of our programs for people in pain are free to access for all British Columbians. If you are keen to engage in Pain BC’s initiatives but are not passionate about governance, there are many other ways you can get involved. Please check out the Get Involved section of our site for more ways ton connect with our work.
  • How is my membership fee used? Your $5 annual membership fee is used to support Pain BC’s programs and services. We keep our annual membership fee low to make it accessible to as many people as possible. As a registered charity, we rely on the support of donors like you to operate. If you can afford to contribute more to our mission, we encourage you to become a monthly donor to Pain BC too. We’re grateful for your generosity and commitment – it enables us to bring hope and support to more people who live with pain.

How to apply

If you would like to become a Pain BC member, we encourage you to fill out the application form below and pay the $5 fee. Please note that our organization's bylaws mandate the Pain BC Board of Directors to review and approve membership applications. You can expect to hear back on the status of your application within approximately one month. If for any reason your application is not approved, you will be refunded the $5 membership fee.

If you would like to become a Pain BC member for the 2020 calendar year, please apply and pay the membership fee by March 31, 2020. Applications received after March 31 will be considered for the 2021 calendar year.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact info@painbc.ca

Pain BC is an incorporated not-for-profit organization and a Registered Charity with Canada Revenue Agency (Charitable Registration Number: 83220 0422 RR0001).