Canadian Find-a-Headache Doctor program
(Headache Neurologists )
To locate a Headache Neurologist, click on the link for the map of Canada, then click on your preferred province.
Note: Some of these specialists have donated articles, or reviewed content for this website. Please have your primary care physician reach-out to then if you need a referral, or wish to inquire about length of wait lists. Resist the urge to call them yourself as this will only delay the referral process.
Aimovig® (erenumab) is the first treatment available in Canada to prevent migraine by blocking the calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor (CGRP-R)i, which plays a critical role in migraine 1
Aimovig® offers migraine sufferers a once monthly treatment consistently shown to reduce monthly migraine days, with many patients achieving a 50% reduction or more 1
Canadian Headache Organizations
Canadian Headache Society (Health Professionals, National, Canada)
The Canadian Headache Society is a scientific society of health care professionals dedicated to headache medicine. CHS was created in 1988.
Their goals includes research, education to patients, residents and physicians, and promotion of better care for patients suffering from headache disorders. If you would like to join and support them click here 2
Migraine Canada (national, Canada)
We are a nationally registered not-for-profit organization dedicate to improving the lives of all Canadians living with migraine and other headache disorders. 3
Help for Headaches (provincial, Ontario)
A non profit and charitable organization serving Ontario that provides education and awareness surrounding headache and migraine disorders. 4
Migraine Québec (provincial, Québec, Français)
Migraine Quebec is first and foremost a community that supports, informs and bring together people living with migraine or headache. It is also a space for dialogue that helps debunk stubborn myths about the disease. 5
Online Support Group
Chronic Migraine Online Support Group via Facebook (Canada)
This is a Canadian online Support Group for chronic migraine sufferers, and those impacted by migraine. The purpose of the group is to offer emotional support as well as knowledge about the pharmaceutical and complementary treatments, non pharmacological approaches, lifestyle impacts and nutritional successes. 6
EMGALITY™ (galcanezumab) now available in Canada for the preventive treatment of migraine. 7
New anti-CGRP treatment for the prevention of migraine in adults with at least 4 migraine days per month 7
Canadian Headache Books
Migraines: More Than a Headache (2016) by Dr. Elizabeth Leroux, M.D., FRCPC Headache Specialist
Navigating Toward Better Headache Care (2018) by Brent Lucas, B.A. (Psych) Headache Researcher ISBN # 978-0-9809559-3-4
Navigating Toward Better Headache Care discusses how to prepare for your physician, or specialist appointment, and also how to get the most out of your specialist appointment. The book also includes both patient and professional interviews, plus discusses the recent breakthrough in migraine therapeutics, that is jump-starting the advent of new treatments. 9
This book is available for $10.00 in PdF format (immediate by email).
By making a $10.00 donation, or greater you will receive a free PdF of Navigating Toward Better Headache Care. Donations can be made here
Some public libraries carry soft cover copies of the book - Navigating Toward Better Headache Care.
It is a good idea to add this PdF to your phone so that headache treatments (or ideas) can be discussed at your next physician appointment.
For those that prefer the feel of a book, or if your financial situation is tight, the above book by Brent Lucas is in some public libraries for FREE borrowing.
Note: if your particular public library does not carry the above title, ask a librarian about their free interlibrary loan program that brings the book from another library.
- Aimovig (erenumab) - CGRP migraine preventative treatment. www.aimovig.com accessed May 2020
- Canadian Headache Society, focusing on residents and physicians - May 2020
- Migraine Canada - About us - March 2021
- Help for Headaches - About us - March 2021
- Migraine Québec - About us - March 2021
- Chronic Migraine Online Support Group via Facebook (Canada)
- Emgalty (galcanezumab) - CGRP migraine preventative treatment. Accessed on Eli Lilly Canada website May 2020
- Migraine: More Than a Headache, Dr. Elizabeth Leroux, 2016
- Navigating Toward Better Headache Care - Brent Lucas, headache researcher - 2018