Promoting Awareness of RSD/CRPS in Canada (PARC)

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Contact Details
Office Phone Office Help Line 905-934-0261
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Helen Small, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Sharon Shore, Board Member; Email:
Alternate Executive Willy Noiles, Board Member; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Canada
Boundaries Support Group: Niagara Region 
Website/Information: Canada
Located In Community St Catharines
Mailing Address PO Box 20032 
St Catharines, ON L2M 7W7
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Provides information and education about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome(formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) * offers support to individuals living with CRPS/RSD, their families and friends * PARC is a member of the International CRPS Recovery Study research team studying patients in 8 countries. PARC is a member of IRC, International Research Consortium. 
Services include: 
◾ information and education 
◾ support group 
◾ self-management program which teaches patients to manage their illness and problem solve daily issues in a positive manner 
◾ recommends health care professionals who treat and manage CRPS/RSD. 
◾ raises public awareness 
◾ raises funds for CRPS research in Canada; currently raising funds for Montreal Research;please see our "Canadian Research" page on website
Hours Help Line Mon-Thu 7 pm-10 pm or leave detailed message
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Those living with CRPS/RSD, their families and friends. Offers support and information to patients, doctors and health care professionals.
Application Apply through Contact Form on Website *
Languages English - Website, Programs ; French - Publications
Fees Membership ; Deluxe Membership fee $35/yr includes triannual newsletter, Survivor Club, ALERTS, DVD set member discount, Self Management Program for CRPS (free call) and PARC Forum. Optional newsletter for only $25/year. Memberships are tax deductible.
Physical Access Fully Accessible - support group meeting room
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2002
Funding Donations ; Memberships are tax deductible. Donations are fully tax deductible. If requested, a card will be sent to the honoree or person in whose name the donation was made The donor will receive the receipt and acknowledgment by mail. Donations help with sending packages to patients, maintaining the HELP LINE and website. Donations help contribute to funding events.
Meetings The support group is for anyone with chronic pain and CRPS. Call for details and to ensure the meeting is on.
Service Categories Disability Associations ~ Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Resources Flyer, digital CRPS articles, triannual newsletter, PARC POCKET CARD (wallet card), Stained Glass Art Cards,Living a Life in Pain (DVD, Forum.
Events Fall event during National Pain Awareness Week, first week in November, in St Catharines. Please monitor this link: 
Yearly support group events.