Welcome to the Calgary Neuropathy Association

We help those with neuropathy self-manage symptoms so they feel empowered and can take an active part in living with and caring for their neuropathy.

Fall registrations starting

The CNA monthly guest speaker meetings begin on September 15th. See UPCOMING EVENTS for information and registration

NOTE: With the increasing COVID-19 numbers in our area we are now POSTPONING OUR RETURN TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS. In the future, to help us protect our vulnerable members and guests, we will request all in-person attendees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.



CNA Connections (Afternoon & Evening (PM)) zoom discussions 

All are welcome to these on-line discussions.

CNA Connections meetings are held at 1:00 pm the first Tuesday of each month. CNA Connections PM meetings are held at 5:00 PM the second Tuesday of each month. Both meetings are starting again in September.

See the “Upcoming Events” section for more information on both events.



Hear about Neuropathy and the CNA

This July, Linda and Sylvia of the CNA executive board had the pleasure of speaking with Erika Rodriquez of the SilverShades podcast produced by the Ogden House Senior Citizen Club.

In the podcast Linda and Sylvia answer the questions:

  • What is Neuropathy? and What is the CNA?
  • What is our message about neuropathy and why is it so important?
  • and finally, What is Self-Management?

Listen here: Episode 08 – the Calgary Neuropathy Association



The Calgary Neuropathy Association is excited this year to have been awarded the:

Ethan and Joan Compton Sub Fund (FOI) at Calgary Foundation

Please visit Calgary Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, or on their Calgary Foundation website to learn more about Calgary Foundation, their work and the many local organizations they support.

Thanks to Calgary Foundation for supporting the CNA!



Sponsored by Winsantor, The University of Alberta and other Canadian research institutes are conducting a randomized outpatient, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple-site study of a nerve regenerating topical. They are looking for type 2 diabetics (T2DM) with peripheral neuropathy.  Inclusion criteria include: diagnosis of T2DM; age range 18-75 years, and presence of definite diabetic neuropathy of at least 12 months duration in the lower extremities.  For more information including the full list of criteria and contact information, click here.

NOTE: AS OF JULY 14, 2021 THIS STUDY IS STILL RECRUITING (CANADIAN) PARTICIPANTS.



Check out the 100+ Things for Neuropathy Relief blog for new postings.

Neuropathy Articles

Check out Neuropathy Articles

Guest Speaker Videos

Check out the Guest Speaker Videos for our latest.

  • New: Gillian Bagg: OT – Boosting Engagement in Self-Care
    • Gillian Bagg BHSCOT, HBPE owner & operator of Gillian Bagg Occupational Therapy Services explores:.
      • The importance of exercise in performing correctly paced daily self-care activities
      • How to pace daily self-care activities
      • Barriers to engaging in self-care
All CNA Articles, Videos and other resources are listed in the “Explore Resources” section (either to the right or at the bottom of this page)


Are you Interested in the science of Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration?

Our December speaker, Dr. Douglas Zochodne, Professor & Divisional Director of Neurology at the University of Alberta has recently published Our Wired Nerves: The Human Nerve Connectome. Dr. Zochodne is a world renowned expert in the field of peripheral neuropathy. This book is intended for patients or “non-specialists”. This book describes the make of peripheral nerves, discusses various neuropathies, the associated pain, and how nerves may be regenerated.

You can view details about the book, download the first chapter for free and purchase his insightful book on Amazon by clicking the link to the left.



Logo of the not-for-profit organization Chronic Pain Support & ConnectionsLogo of the not-for-profit organization Chronic Pain Support & Connections

Chronic Illness Sufferer’s Health & Dental Insurance

**Guaranteed Acceptance – LIMITED TIME OFFERING**

Our friends and partners over at Chronic Pain Support and Connections have worked for over a year to negotiate an insurance plan for people like us.  Health & Dental Insurance Coverage through ManuLife

NO MEDICAL REQUIRED.  

RATES BASED ON AGE.  DISCOUNTS FOR COUPLES AND FAMILIES.

Prescriptions, Dental, Hospital, Travel, Paramedical (Registered Specialists including massage, physiotherapy, chiropractor, psychologist), Vision, Hearing, Home-care & Nursing, Medical equipment, Ambulance.

Visit Chronic Pain Support & Connections “Resources” section for more details and email them at HelpChronicPain@gmail.com for more information and/or for an application.  

Note: Please do not contact the CNA on this offering, we are simply sharing the information so you may benefit.



Don’t want to risk the Bottle Depot?

Like many of us, you may have bottles and can piling up but you don’t want to go to the bottle depot. Perhaps you never really did! Now, the CNA partnered with Skip-the-Depot and we need your bottles!

Use this link to download the Skip-the-Depot app and donate the proceeds to the CNA supporting our efforts in neuropathy awareness and education.

Skip-the depot will pick them up for you.

Be sure to select Calgary Neuropathy Association as your designated charity.



We are all in this together, let’s help the TFFPN spread the reality of neuropathy.



“Is there anything I can do for my neuropathy?”

This is a question we get asked almost every day at the Calgary Neuropathy Association.

We want you to know that the answer is “Yes!”

We want to help you learn to manage your neuropathy and chronic pain.

The Calgary Neuropathy Association is an educational support group and a place to connect with those living with neuropathy, neuropathic pain and their caregivers. We have resources available on our website for people from all around the world, not just Calgarians — all are welcome.

We provide opportunities to learn about the condition so you can take an active role in its management.

Meet us in person: come, talk, and ask questions. Be listened to.

Looking for a list of doctors that can treat nerve pain or the opportunity to participate in a research study? Click here to visit our resources page.

You can also Visit our blog for the latest news on treatments for neuropathy and neuropathic pain and for information on our upcoming events.