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You are not alone!

Our mission at the Association québécoise de la douleur chronique (AQDC) is to improve the living conditions and reduce the isolation of people living with chronic pain in Quebec.

HELP LINE 1-855-DOULEUR or 1.855.368.5387

If you need to talk, to confide in someone or if you simply want more information, please call or leave us a message and our counsellor will return your call.

THE HELP LINE IS AVAILABLE from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 12 noon and from 1 pm to 4:30 pm.

To be a member of the AQDC means:

• You have free access to lots of useful information
• You are part of a community of empathetic individuals who care about what you are experiencing
• You are helping the AQDC ensure that chronic pain is recognised in Quebec

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About Pain

The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as being “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage.” Pain is very personal and subjective. Unlike a fever, in which a thermometer can actually show if your temperature is elevated, there is no objective way to measure the pain you are experiencing.

Get Involved

Any kind of involvement is appreciated and even a simple act can make a difference. In fact there are several ways to get involved with the AQDC:


and Conferences

The AQDC presents its conferences in the form of regular webinars and organises events that will potentially contribute to the wellbeing of people with chronic pain. The association frequently announces stakeholder conferences and activities within the continuum of chronic pain in Quebec.


All of our activities are currently in virtual mode. As soon as it is safe for everyone, we will go back to our in-person support groups, conferences and other events.

The MSSS Action Plan

In November 2021, the Ministre de la Santé et des Services Sociaux launched the 2021-2026 Action Plan for Chronic Pain, which is designed to improve service access for people with
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An Action Plan for Pain in Canada

The AQDC welcomed the Canadian Pain Taskforce’s final report, An Action Plan for Pain in Canada, published by Health Canada. The report presents several recommendations to improve the condition of
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To support the AQDC is to contribute to its development and enable people with chronic pain to break their isolation.

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