In 1982, The Canadian Pain Society became a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The CPS includes as members a variety of people interested in pain.
- physicians, dentists, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, and other clinicians involved with management of pain
- scientists involved in the design of improved methods of pain management and the identification of basic mechanisms of pain and analgesia
- professionals involved in education, training, and publication of new information in the field of pain
- lay persons with an interest in the field of pain
Membership is comprised of approximately 850 members across Canada.