Canadian Pain Foundation — Canadian Pain Coalition

Canadian Pain Foundation — Canadian Pain Coalition

Join Team CPC Pennies for Pain for our
5th annual walk/run to end pain!

GREAT way to retire your pennies! Donate to CPC for this important fundraiser!

The Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC) is THE National Voice of People with Pain. Incorporated in 2004 as a non-profit organization, the CPC is a partnership of pain consumer groups, individuals, health professionals who care for people in pain and scientists studying better ways to treat pain. CPC promotes sustained improvement in the understanding, prevention, treatment and management of all types of pain in Canada. CPC accomplishes this through pain education, awareness activities and advocacy initiatives. CPC obtained the Senate Declaration of National Pain Awareness Week in 2004.

Pennies for Pain our national fundraising and awareness campaign began in 2009. This campaign serves to raise funds for our vital pain education programs and to heighten awareness of pain issues in Canada. Chronic pain can be devastating, debilitating, demoralizing and sometimes deadly. It destroys lives and families. Because chronic pain is misunderstood, undertreated and undermanaged, Canadians suffer needlessly. The fundraising focus of the campaign is to ask people to contribute what they can. They may literally save their pennies or raid their piggy banks. This idea is reflected in the design of the logo. If each of the six million Canadians with pain donated one penny for pain, think of the great work that will be accomplished!

You know someone who lives with daily pain.

Help us to help more people like Coreen:

I just wanted to pass along my thanks. Earlier today I picked up a copy of the Conquering Pain for Canadians — Tips and Information booklet while at my local hospital and wanted to express my appreciation. The information packed into this one comprehensive document has managed to provide me with more information, support and hope regarding the management of my chronic pain than I received from all my health care professionals in the last 18 months. I plan on utilizing the information along with the support of the pain clinic at my local hospital to reclaim my life.

Your interest and support is PAINFULLY important!

Help us reach our $30,000 goal!

JOIN TEAM CPC Pennies for Pain. Challenge yourself to walk, run or wheelchair (5K only) in the 5K, Half or Full Marathon. Collect pledges on-line and/or in person.

  1. Register for the race: Visit Canada Running Series EventsOnline and register for the marathon, half-marathon or 5K run/walk as a member of TEAM CPC Pennies for Pain. Be sure to select that you are a Charity Challenge Runner. AND indicate that you would like to fundraise! On the confirmation screen, please click SUBMIT to transfer your data to the Fundraising system. Upon clicking SUBMIT, you will be re-directed to your personal fundraising page where you can edit your personal fundraising profile!
  2. Receive confirmation: After successful registration for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon through EventsOnline, you will receive an email confirmation of your race entry from EventsOnline AND a fundraising confirmation email from CPC.
  3. Watch your pledges grow! Your personal fundraising page keeps track of all your fundraising. Visit for updates on CPC's fundraising.


If you are not able to walk or run at the event, consider joining the CPC Cheer Team at Be there on race day to cheer on our runners and walkers at various points along the marathon route and at the water station.


  1. Pledge a runner/walker on TEAM CPC Pennies for Pain: To sponsor someone already registered on TEAM CPC Pennies for Pain, click the link below that says "Sponsor a Participant" and search for Canadian Pain Coalition's list of team members.
  2. Pledge TEAM CPC Pennies for Pain: To sponsor TEAM CPC rather than a specific runner, click the link below that says "Sponsor a Team" and search for Canadian Pain Coalition.


Charitable Status supported by the Canadian Pain Foundation.

Need more info?

If you require assistance registering or would like more information please contact us at or call 905-404-9545.


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