Established in 2003, the Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) is managed by Ophea and is funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion.
PARC supports physical activity promoters and key community leaders working in public health, community health centres, recreation and sport organizations, and non-government organizations to enhance opportunities for healthy active living in Ontario.
Physical inactivity is the most prevalent modifiable risk factor for all major chronic diseases. PARC’s long-term vision is to increase the level of physical activity among Ontarians, and as a result, reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases.
Currently, PARC’s programs and services are available in English (with some services available in French) and reach physical activity promoters across Ontario.
Our mission is to support, educate and inform persons with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), otherwise known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) the community and the medical professionals treating RSD, about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. The suffering of persons with this disease must also be recognized.
The Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre is the third pillar in the tripod of what we anticipate will be an internationally important initiative.
In Hamilton, the identification of the problem of chronic pain and the need for development of effective treatment is increasingly absorbing more attention and focus.
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