A Better Life for Canadians with Migraine
Together we are stronger!
Why join our community?
There is strength in numbers. By joining our community Migraine Canada can represent you and amplify your voice in discussions we have with our stakeholder community (ie. general public, government, decision makers, employers, healthcare professionals, etc). It is our mission to improve the lives of Canadians with migraine and other headache disorders through awareness, support, education, advocacy and research.
If we assume that 10% of Canadians live with migraine, that people close to them are also affected and that we also serve people living with other headache disorders, we should be able to build an educated community with the capacity to drive positive change and eliminate the stigma commonly experienced.
Migraine Canada is committed to growing a strong and educated community network. We will set milestones and actively share the opportunity to join the community to all Canadians impacted by migraine and headache related disorders.
Please share this opportunity in your networks.
Together we are stronger!
Our goal: a better life for people with migraine and other headache disorders in Canada
Migraine and other headache disorders are common and disabling neurological diseases. The impact on people, their families, their work, and society in general is significant. These conditions are highly variable and require adaptation and flexibility, both from people living with these conditions, their network, and from healthcare professional providing care.
As community members, we believe society should work toward a better life for people with migraine and headache in all ways possible. We aim to achieve the following:
- People with migraine and headache disorders are not blamed, shamed, or stigmatized.
- Health care providers are educated about migraine and headache diagnosis and treatment.
- Effective and science-based treatments (including medications, procedures, neuromodulation, inpatient care, and behavioral approaches) are accessible.
- Employers are informed about the impact of migraine and headache in the workplace and propose reasonable accommodations to allow employees to be fully productive.
- Teachers and school personnel are educated to better support children with migraine and headache diseases.
- People are protected from financial abuse by groups making excessive claims about miracle cures.
- Migraine, in its severe chronic form, is recognized as a cause of disability.
- Headache medicines are supported in Family Medicine, Neurology and other relevant academic departments by, among other initiatives, training residents adequately.
- Research on migraine and headache disorders is adequately funded and is recognized as a public health priority.
- Associations are active to allow people with migraine to find information, find support and advocate for a better quality of life.
By joining our community, you will receive notification of events, the latest updates and new program and resources.
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What if I do not have migraine or information about my condition isn’t included?
If you live with another headache disorder, please remember that though we are focusing mostly on migraine now, our Vision and Mission do include other headaches. Future actions will be oriented toward cluster headache, post-traumatic headache, etc.
OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR CANADIANS INCLUDE:
If you suffer from a CSF leak, please visit: https://www.spinalcsfleakcanada.ca
If you are francophone, please visit: www.migrainequebec.ca
If you have Cluster Headache, please visit: www.clusterbusters.com