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Our Mission and Goals

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

Short-Term Objectives

Long-Term Objectives

  • To bring together people living with chronic pain from all over the province of Quebec into an energetic and influential association;
  • To raise public awareness and educate people about the negative impact chronic pain may have on people with the disease, their loved ones and society as a whole;
  • To promote public and health care professionals recognition of chronic pain as a disease on its own;
  • To ensure chronic pain is a priority within our healthcare system and to substantially increase funding for pain management services;
  • To create a variety of information tools and facilitate the dissemination of new findings in the field of chronic pain;
  • To make political representations with the intention of improving the services provided to people living with chronic pain.
  • To increase content dedicated to the evaluation, management and treatment of chronic pain in academic institutions, to ensure that such concepts are taught systematically to every healthcare professional working in the field (family physician, specialists, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, etc.);
  • To improve chronic pain front-line care using a personalized and multidisciplinary approaches that meet the needs of each individual;
  • To facilitate front-line access to free physiotherapy and psychotherapy services;
  • To significantly increase the number of clinics specializing in the assessment and multidisciplinary treatment of chronic pain;
  • To significantly increase the amount of funds allocated to pain research in order to identify new strategies to treat intractable chronic pain but also to prevent its occurrence;
  • To organize fundraising campaigns that support the association’s activities and provide financial support for pain research.
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