Share your #ItDoesntHaveToHurt story!

We are looking for parents (and/or children) to share their stories with us about how #ItDoesntHaveToHurt helped them for a new parent testimonial video we are creating about the impact of #ItDoesnHaveToHurt. If your story (photo or video) is selected for inclusion in the video, you can win Amazon egift card (see below)!

Deadline for submission: April 1st, 2017

When preparing your video, please be sure to address the following:

  1. Your initial reaction to hearing about the campaign
  2. What you learned
  3. How it impacted yours or your child’s lives

To submit a video:

  • Film a 30 second or less clip sharing your story about #ItDoesntHaveToHurt
  • Save as .avi or .mov
  • Send to by April 1st, 2017
    • If the video is over 30MB, you may have trouble sending the video. Instead, you can save the file on dropbox or google drive or upload the video on YouTube and share the link with us in an email.
    • If you are still having some difficulty, please contact us ( and we will help find a solution.
  • If your video is selected, you will receive a $50CDN egift card

To submit a photo:

  • Send us a photo that show you or your child using any of our #ItDoesntHaveToHurt strategies in action
  • Save as .jpeg or .png
  • Send to by April 1st, 2017
  • If your photo is selected, you will receive a $10CDN egift card

If your story is selected, we will notify you by the end of April. In order for your selected video or photo to be included, everyone whose image appears in the photo or video must sign a release form consent to the inclusion in the video (that we will send you). We won’t use or share your photos or videos without your permission.

To get an idea of the kind of testimonial video we are aiming to create for #ItDoesntHaveHurt, check out this video as an example.



Thank you for being a part of our #ItDoesntHaveHurt project! Over the last year, in partnership with Erica Ehm’s (YMC), we have shared important health research evidence about children’s pain management with you in the form of blog posts, videos, social media images, Facebook posts, and Twitter parties. Links to all of our content are here.


Dr. Christine Chambers
on behalf of the #ItDoesntHaveToHurt team


Funding by a Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Knowledge Sharing Support Award.