Sharing the Partnering For Pain Top 10 Priorities with research funders: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

One to three million Canadian children and teens live with pain lasting months to years. Children with chronic pain and their families are experts on what it’s like to live with pain, but until now, research did not focus on issues they care about most.


Read more about the work in the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis newsletter.


The Partnering For Pain project is impacting federal recommendations regarding pain research and care in Canada.

The Canadian Pain Task Force was established in March 2019 to help the Government of Canada better understand and address the needs of Canadians who live with pain.


Read the first report from the Government of Canada’s Canadian Pain Task Force.


Our team joined Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) for a lobby day on Parliament Hill

Dr. Katie Birnie, and patient partners Justina Marianayagam and Adam Val Bonzil joined Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) for a lobby day on Parliament Hill to advocate for better pain care for Canadian kids. 


How two Canadian initiatives are advancing children’s pain research and practice. Interview by Sim Jhutti. PainBC Pain Waves Podcast.

Canada is known as a world leader in children’s pain research, yet it often takes a long time for emerging evidence to make its way into standard clinical practice.


Birnie, K.A. (2020, February 29).