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CPS Mission - Strength in numbers

To bring together scientists, educators, health care professionals, and patients to foster education and research on pain mechanisms and management, and to improve access to high-quality care with the goal of preventing and treating pain more effectively.


First, thank you for the interest and support you have shown CPS - whether you've attended events, shared our tweets, or paid your dues and kept up with our eNews and the Canadian Journal of Pain, it's all appreciated! 

Collectively we have so much to do, and we need your support to ensure we continue together to improve the lives of those living with pain. Health Canada has created the Canadian Pain Task Force (of which the CPS President is co-chair) and that the Task Force members have a shared goal of implementing a National Pain Strategy.

Sign-up or renew today and be recognized as a member of a distinguished and dynamic Canadian organization which includes not only world-class scientists and clinicians on the cutting edge of pain research and treatment but also people with lived experience. 


Member Benefits include:

  • Exclusive FREE access to new online programming: webinars, virtual educational and research seminars/programs
  • Preferred pricing for the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting (Montreal, April 27 - 30, 2021)
  • Access to the CPS eNews, published quarterly
  • Access to the Society’s program of grants and awardsReduced open access page charges for submitted papers to the CPS Journal, the Canadian Journal of Pain
  • Access to resources and archives in the Members section of the website
  • Option to join CPS's Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Interventional Pain; Neuropathic Pain; Interprofessional Pain Management

Everything we do depends on stable financial support, part of which comes from membership dues. Without your support (financial, intellectual, passion), we would not be here. Please consider renewing today.


Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events - online or in person!

Member Rates

Below is the new fee structure we introduced in November 2019.

We have been working hard behind the scenes to develop a membership fee structure that better reflects the day-to-day budgeting considerations that everyone has to manage.  Prioritizing our funds is a necessity for us all and it’s our hope that this new structure, based on income rather than a flat fee, will make your decision to remain, or become, a member of the Canadian Pain Society, an easy one.

The strength of our Society comes from the diversity of our members – across cultures, across disciplines and across the county, each member brings passion, expertise and experience to everything we do. It’s our belief that this new fee structure will increase our ‘CPS family’ and help create an even stronger voice and resource for our members, their patients and research projects.

What does this mean for you? Here is the breakdown:


Band                           Income                              Membership Fee

Band A               More than $170,000                         $300

Band B               $110,000 - $169,999                        $250

Band C               $60,000 - $109,999                          $175

Band D               $35,000 - $59,999                            $125

Band E               Less than $34,999                            $50

NOTE:  Information regarding your income bracket choice WILL NOT be used for any other purposes and WILL NOT be shared with third parties.


CPS still has two membership classifications: REGULAR MEMBER and TRAINEE MEMBER. The rates for each membership type are both based on the new 'band system'; however, because CPS provides Trainee-specific information and rates for events, anyone wishing to be recognized as a Trainee is still required to provide proof of trainee status (see note below). 


If you are an existing member of the Society, then you don’t have to do anything until your renewal date.  When you receive your renewal notice, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Click on the renewal link
  • Log into your CPS account, this should automatically direct you to your member renewal; if not click ‘renew’
  • Select ‘Band’ option that best matches your income
  • Choose your payment option and complete the transaction

Forgotten your user name and/or password? Please contact the CPS Office to retrieve your information. DO NOT create to new profile as this causes confusion and may result in you missing out on important information


JOIN and follow the registration process. Simple!


CPS membership is annual and lasts for one year from the date of purchase or renewal.


REGULAR MEMBER: Who is this for? Health care professionals, scientists and any other persons interested in the objectives of the Society are eligible for Regular Membership status of the Canadian Pain Society.


TRAINEE MEMBER: Who is this for? Students, residents or interns at the pre-doctoral, doctoral or pre-professional level of their careers will be classified as Trainee Members. 

MANDATORY: During trainee membership purchase, trainees must attach proof of their status at an academic institution. This document must show the current calendar year, the applicant's name, the program of enrollment and the institution name. Examples include: Transcript, letter from department, or class schedule etc. Your membership will not become active until the CPS office receives this documentation.


GUEST PROFILE (NON-MEMBER INDIVIDUAL): Free Who is this for? Individuals who want to register for events and/or subscribe to CPS's distribution list without becoming a CPS member. This option does not make you a member of CPS or entitle you to member benefits, such as preferred pricing or voting rights.