One in five Canadians live with chronic pain. Access to chronic pain care continues to be a
challenge, and long wait times for care impacts all aspects of our lives. Improving access to chronic pain care is one of the top priorities identified by people living with pain.
Your pain is real. There is help. There is hope. It is possible to have power over your pain.
Designed for adults ages 18+ living with pain, family members, caregivers, and healthcare
providers, the Power Over Pain Portal provides free, evidence-based resources and support so
individuals living with chronic pain can feel empowered. You can learn about pain and pain
management, watch videos, listen to podcasts, take self-directed courses, connect with peers, and access one-on-one counselling by text, telephone or video.
Almost all of the resources in the portal can be explored without an account, with the exception of The Pain Course. The Pain Course is an 8-week comprehensive cognitive behavioural therapy based program, known as the world’s most evidence-based chronic pain self-management course.
Registration is required to access this program. However, in addition to accessing The Pain Course, creating an account will allow you to complete assessments, track your symptoms and progress over time, and determine which program(s) to use. The goal is to identify which tools, resources or supports (whether in the portal or otherwise) that will have the most impact on your well-being.
Once you sign up and complete the initial assessment, you will be directed to a dashboard that
provides your assessment results, and suggests the tools and resources suitable for the issues you identified (i.e; sleep disturbance, mood, alcohol or drug use, etc). You can choose to use any of the supports recommended, or continue to explore the other options available.
The Power Over Pain Portal is a one-stop shop of pain management resources and support.
(The Power Over Pain Portal was funded by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions
Program. The views expressed may not represent those of Health Canada.)