Our purpose is to educate, raise awareness, advocate for and provide support to the ME and FM community in BC.
The need is great in our ME and FM communities.
There is a severe shortage of knowledgeable doctors and health care professionals. This in turn leads to patients waiting years to receive a proper diagnosis. The lack of a diagnosis makes it difficult to receive disability benefits. There is very little access to care, treatment and management tools. And the lack of education and awareness of these illnesses has resulted in patients being confronted by stigma at all levels of the health care system, and even within their personal communities.
The Society's primary goals are to