AHS Alberta virtual chronic pain program (AVCPP)

1 in 5 people living in Canada suffer from Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain is pain lasting or re-occurring for 3 months or longer. Pain affects people’s lives in many ways. Learning about pain, factors that can cause or make pain worse, and strategies to mitigate those factors helps patient manage pain in everyday life. 

Alberta Virtual Chronic Pain Program 

The Virtual Chronic Pain Program is a free, group-based self-management program for people living in Alberta and experiencing chronic pain. This new, innovative program is led by trained clinical facilitators from Alberta Health Services.

The first offering is a 6 week (1 hour per week) Zoom-based chronic pain education and self-management treatment program, with 6 hours of peer support incorporated throughout as well as periodic peer support follow-up for up to 1 year post-completion. Each weekly session includes time dedicated to 1-2 topic areas, as well as group discussion, learning activities, and homework. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged, but not required (with exception of session 1). Noon hour, late afternoon, early evening, and weekend program offerings will be available.

This program is free and available to people residing in Alberta, 18+ years old, suffering non-cancer pain lasting 3 months or longer. No formal diagnosis is required. No formal referral from a healthcare provider is required.


Interested in Joining?

If you are a patient who is interested in joining an upcoming Virtual Chronic Pain Program self-management group session, please call 1-877-719-7707 to register.

Clinician Referral is available through Connect Care (AHS Prov Pain Program) and the Alberta Referral Directory.