About FAC


To build ONE unified national voice to:

  • advocate for Fibromyalgia for increased awareness, research, education and funding;
  • improve government disability and extended health benefits; and
  • raise the quality of life of Canadians with Fibromyalgia.


To become a valued organization, recognized nationwide as a respected voice and reliable resource, for Canadians living with Fibromyalgia

We are a community-based, voluntary organization founded by people with Fibromyalgia, for people with Fibromyalgia, their caregivers, and families.  FAC was federally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization on June 15, 2021.   

As a national Association, we believe it is fundamental that our leadership represent the diversity, geography and marginalized communities in Canada.  We are committed to being a national association for all Canadians, regardless of where they live, accessibility needs, and whether they speak English or French.  With the help of volunteer translators, we are able to provide a bilingual website. 

The Board of Directors endeavours to have representation from all Canada’s provinces and territories.  Only Persons with Fibromyalgia (PwFM) are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.  Two Association Co-Convenors provide leadership, facilitation, guidance and strategic vision for FAC.

The Steering Committee has identified four key areas of focus: 

  1. Awareness
  2. Research
  3. Education
  4. Advocacy

Each of these core areas is managed by a committee which is responsible for identifying, considering, and recommending actions and project initiatives, subject to final approval by the Board of Directors.  The Board’s members are selected and appointed by the Board of Directors to the role of Committee Co-Chair, two for each Committee.