Invisible Disabilities Association of Canada
The Invisible Disabilities Association of Canada is a non-profit group made up of volunteers who give their time to assist those with disabilities resulting from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Environmental Sensitivities, and associated illnesses.
The Arthritis Society is Canada’s principal arthritis health charity dedicated to funding and promoting arthritis education, research-based solutions and community-based support. The Society empowers the nearly 4.5 million Canadians with arthritis, 1.8 million in Ontario alone, to live their lives to the fullest by combating the daily limitations of arthritis.
Ontario Fibromyalgia Association
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common rheumatic disease with an estimated prevalence of 2.1-to-5.7 percent of the population. Women are much more likely to develop FM than men by a ratio of four-to-one. The incidence of FM increases with age and it is most common in women 50 years of age or older.
North American Chronic Pain Association of Canada
The goals of the Chronic Pain Association of Canada are: To advance the treatment and management of chronic pain, to increase the understanding of how pain affects the lives of those who suffer and use this understanding to improve their quality of life, to educate all who are involved in the field of pain management; patient, caregivers, families, friends, employers, and co-workers, to develop partnerships between patients and caregivers and to ensure patients realize their responsibilities within the partnership of pain management.