All to often pain is considered a mental condition and therefore most of the time is very difficult for injured workers to understand or even prove. These websites are helpful for people to understanding pain, chronic pain, and chronic pain management.
Canadian Pain Society:
The CPS is a society of scientists and health professionals who have a vested interest in pain research and management. As a chapter of the IASP, the CPS supports the treatment of pain as a basic human right and is currently advocating for a Canadian National Pain Strategy.
Chronic Pain Association of Canada:
The mission of The Chronic Pain Association of Canada is to prevent and relieve unnecessary pain and to improve the quality of life and daily function of people who suffer from pain through education and awareness.
Canadian Pain Coalition:
The Canadian Pain Coalition is a Partnership of pain consumer groups, health professionals who care for people in pain, and scientists studying better ways of treating pain. This partnership began in May 2002 as an initiative of the Canadian Pain Society, which remains an active partner. Our Purpose is to promote sustained improvement in the treatment of all types of pain through: Developing educational programs for the public, Informing government about the needs of the pain community, Increasing media coverage of pain.
Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre:
A Pillar of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre Institute for Pain Research and Care. The Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre is the third pillar in the tripod of what we anticipate will be an internationally important initiative. McMaster [University] and Hamilton Health Sciences currently operate the largest university-affiliated pain centre in Canada, with over 13,000 patient visits annually. This provides clinical care as well as training for health care professionals in pain management, and a unique opportunity to evaluate the impact of guidelines on care.
On this page we provide links to other website resources such as other advocate injured work groups and so on....
There are many resource page links throughout the site and may be copied here, but it is best when looking for resources to look throughout the site as well as here.
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Alberta Injured Workers
A website with lots of information for injured workers in Alberta to learn how to fight the Alberta WCB. Great site to check out, even if you are not from Alberta!
Ask About the Workers Comp Gravy:
Is a website for US injured workers, but very helpful information for all.
As they say there we need to join together and fight all WCBs.
Institute for Work & Health
The Institute for Work & Health is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to promote, protect and improve the safety and health of working people by conducting actionable research that is valued by employers, workers and policy-makers. They provide a lot of useful research in regards to workplace accidents.
Is the website for the Ontario Injured worker Groups.
They have a lot of good information especially scientific reports on the WSIB (Ontario WCB)
Your Legal Rights:
Your Legal Rights is a website of free legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.
Brain Injury Network:
Is a website for people with Brain injuries can go to learn more information.