Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD)

Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD)

Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD) is a registered charitable organization dedicated to the prevention and reduction of pain, pain-related suffering, and disability. There is typically a ten year gap between what is known from high quality research and what is done in policy, training, practice and public education. A primary goal of CIRPD is to reduce this gap – to more rapidly facilitate the translation of current research into practical information to support its rapid mobilization.

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204-916 W. Broadway , Vancouver , British Columbia V5Z 1K7 Canada
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Business Type:
Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Industry Type:
University / Academia / Research
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
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For People In Pain and their Support Network
One in five Canadians suffer from chronic pain. There is an urgent need for creating more efficient ways to communicate new knowledge and translate this new knowledge into practical resources relevant to people with chronic pain and their support network, health professionals and policy-makers. Millions of lives could be improved by reducing the gap between high quality research and more rapidly applying this knowledge across different stakeholders. The translation and implementation of high quality research findings into training, policy, practice and public education is a primary objective of CIRPD.

Health and Work Productivity
Workers, employers and society face significant burdens associated with work absence, prolonged disability and less than optimal work productivity. Research has found that factors contributing to the risk of disability, prolonged absence and low productivity are rarely attributable to bio-medical factors alone. Risk factors contributing to prolonged unnecessary disability are often factors contributing also to poor productivity and may include leadership quality, supervisory/ management knowledge and skills, organizational and policy issues, workplace culture, benefit and compensation issues, occupational health and safety concerns, labour management relations, etc. The Health and Work Productivity Web-Portal is an academic community partnership program to support a more research (evidence-based) approach to creating safe, healthy, productive and accommodating workplaces.