About the OCA Student and New Graduate Advisory Council

The OCA Student and New Graduate Advisory Council is a dynamic group of chiropractic students and new graduates or early career chiropractors (practising six years or less) who meet as a group to discuss topics that matter most to them at the current stage of their careers.

The council’s purpose is to:

  • Empower chiropractic students and early career chiropractors to give meaningful input association initiatives that affect them
  • Help us improve and develop better supports for students and early career chiropractors
  • Give students and early career chiropractors the opportunity to learn about and become engaged in the work of the OCA, so they can help shape the future of the profession
  • Help students and early career chiropractors expand their networks
OCA Student and New Grad Advisory Council Profiles

Interested in this Leadership Opportunity?

We think students and new graduates or early career chiropractors have the best voices to inform programs and services that will help them achieve their career goals. If you’re a student or early career chiropractor, we invite you to apply to be a part of this council, to have your voice heard and help shape the future of chiropractic care.

The council is a platform for you to share your ideas and give advice on how to improve supports for students and early career chiropractors entering the profession. If you don’t have any ideas to share — no worries! It’s also a place to learn and get involved in OCA initiatives that affect you, as well as to expand your networks.

Eligibility 

The OCA is looking for seven members to join this council:

  • One chiropractic student from any year of study — from year one to year four — from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC)
  • Two chiropractic students studying outside Ontario but who plan to practise in Ontario
  • Four OCA members in good standing who have been practising for less than six years since graduation.

The OCA Student and New Graduate Advisory Council is chaired by one OCA senior management team member and another staff person serves as Committee Secretary.

Time Commitment

We are looking for you to commit to giving two years of service on this important council.

Meeting Format

The OCA Student and New Graduate Advisory Council meet virtually up to four times per year.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 9 a.m.

Selection is based on your resume and your 200-word maximum response to this question:

“What have you done, or would like to do, so that all students can be involved and interested in the development of the chiropractic profession and have their voices heard?”

Please click/tap the following button to access and complete the online application form:

Apply for the OCA Student and New Graduate Advisory Council

Successful applicants will be contacted via email by February 25, 2022 for a 30-minute phone interview.  The OCA reserves the right to request references from any candidate, following the interview process.

The OCA strives to ensure the council is diverse, including different perspectives and voices.

If you have any questions about the application or selection process, please email Ben Xafflorey at BXafflorey@chiropractic.on.ca.