You are being invited to take part in a research project.

The objective of this research project is to assess to which extent the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions affect the pain experience, treatments, various aspects of daily living, the emotional well-being, and the quality of life of people living with chronic pain in Canada.

It is expected that between 2000 and 3000 people across Canada will participate in this project.

If you agree to participate in the study, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire, which should take you between 20 and 30 minutes of your time to complete. You are invited to answer all questions, as all your answers are important for the study. You can complete part of the questionnaire, and return to it at a later time.

To participate, click on: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who live with chronic pain in Canada.


The new RISE program has a  range of free mental health resources (all phone or web based) available to British Columbians.


Adults and older adults

• Access a free phone call with a Registered Psychologist though the COVID-19 Psychological First Aid Service from the BC Psychological Association.

• Access free, phone-based, short-term support with a counsellor from the BC COVID-19 Mental Health Network. Email to receive an appointment time

• Visit Wellness Together Canada to access free counselling and support as well as self-guided courses, apps, and other resources.
Offered are:
– Wellness self-assessment and tracking
– Self guided courses, apps, and other resources
– Group coaching and community of support
– Counselling by text or phone

For more information, visit:


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Prepared for BC Ministry of Health  April 17, 2020

Where we are.
Considerations for next steps.

  • To update on the current epidemiology of COVID-19 in BC
  • To compare our current state in BC to previous projections withrespect to cases and ICU status
  • To provide an update on our health system level of preparedness for those critically ill with COVID-19
  • To highlight the effect of our public health measures and societalaction
  • To identify considerations for next steps


COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

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A sample of the available information: