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AWARENESS

Changing Perceptions Towards Fibromyalgia

To connect with this committee, email awareness@fibrocanada.ca

Purpose: 

  • To raise awareness that Fibromyalgia is a life-altering, chronic illness
  • To increase interests, compassion, and public support for Fibromyalgia research, education, and advocacy
  • To address and reduce stigmas and stereotypes and to influence changes in attitudes, behaviours, and beliefs toward Fibromyalgia
  • To effect change by stimulating self-mobilization, empowerment, and action among people with Fibromyalgia
  • To improve and ensure that the quality of life of Persons with Fibromyalgia is in accordance with Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Scope of Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of this Standing Committee are to:
  • spread information about the disabling symptoms and effects of Fibromyalgia;
  • launch national awareness campaigns on Fibromyalgia;
  • develop social media campaigns in collaboration with the other Standing Committees;
  • reach out and collaborate with national and local Fibromyalgia-related community support agencies in Canada, to invite opportunities to work together to increase awareness;
  • connect with marginalized and vulnerable communities in Canada such as veterans, Indigenous communities, youth and young adults; and
  • identify the most economical and effective platforms to optimize community engagement in awareness raising on Fibromyalgia.
The overall goal for awareness raising is to help build a national movement of people actively working together to fight for the rights and needs of Canadian Persons with Fibromyalgia.