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Organization: Association des personnes vivant avec la douleur chronique  
Phone Numbers: 819-246-4932
Fax: Call first 819-246-4933
Email: info@apvdc.ca
Website: www.apvdc.ca
Address:
115 Sacré-Coeur Blvd, Ste 108-109
Gatineau, QC
J8X 1C5
Intersection: Maisonneuve Blvd and Sacré Coeur Blvd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Executives: Elaine Sauvé - Director
admin@apvdc.ca
Service Description: To reunite people who live with chronic pain in the goal of reducing their isolation and to permit them to regain their personal integrity * to offer support to those afflicted, and to those close to them, in order to ameliorate their quality of life and their well-being * to educate professionals, caregivers and the public about the reality facing our members * to provide individuals, afflicted with chronic pain, with a supportive setting where they can renew hope, comfort and the joy of living * to offer the encouragement needed to surmount their condition by providing them with effective tools needed to better manage pain * to provide information and resources regarding health, well-being and traditional and complementary treatment options * To make known the challenges associated with chronic pain through conferences and workshops given by specialists.

Services and activities: Intake, Information, Referral * Support groups * Workshops * Social activities and entertainment * Advocacy by telephone and appointment * Resource Center

Fees: Membership - $20 for lifetime membership
Application: Call for more information.
Eligibility / Target Population: Any person living with chronic pain, diagnosed or not.
* Chronic pain is pain that has been present for more than six months, and that resists normal treatment, and that causes important physical, psychological and social consequences. Ex. Fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic back pain, inflammatory diseases, etc.
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Diseases and Conditions Support Groups
Pain

This information was last completely updated on February 20, 2018

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Updated February 20, 2018
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