The UTCSP is located at the University of Toronto under the collaborative partnership and leadership of the Faculties of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy.

UTCSP 5-Year Strategic Plan (2021-26)


The vision of the UTCSP is to be a key academic voice and a leader, both nationally and internationally, in pain research and education.


The mission of the UTCSP is to create and disseminate knowledge on pain and inform clinical excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration.


  • Foster research and scholarship leading to an understanding of the mechanisms of pain and its alleviation
  • Link research and education in pain so as to effect the dissemination and application of new knowledge in pain
  • Develop, implement, and support coordinated educational programs in pain at undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels
  • Foster a multi-disciplinary approach in clinical research activities in pain, including collaboration between basic and clinical science
  • Develop and provide continuing education programs for health care providers aimed at the dissemination of information derived from research and clinical evidence.