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CONGRATULATIONS NEW GRADUATES!

Dr. Vincent Sinclair, Board Member Emeritus, CMCC

“You have earned the privilege to advance chiropractic to its rightful place in health care.”

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Mentoring and Support Anytime You Need It
Organizations partnering to provide you a consolidated resource in supporting you.

Provincial Contact Information
Contact information Canada-wide chiropractic organizations and associations.

Ontario Contact Information
Contact information for chiropractic-related organizations in Ontario.

Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Practical resources, tools and templates developed in consultation with a Return to Practice Working Group, comprised of OCA members and OCA staff.

New Grad Checklist
Now that you have completed your studies, take a moment to review the new grad checklist.

Steps to Take After Graduation
Five essential steps all new grads need to take if practicing in Ontario.

Summary Map to Practice
A simple flowchart that maps out directions you can take in your career.

OCA Membership & Continuing Education Webinars
OCA membership benefits, and customized curriculum on everything from finance, marketing to law, business management and patient care.

CCO Certificate of Registration
CCO’s role and membership.

CMCC Membership
CMCC membership benefits, Board of Governors available to you, and reasons to stay engaged.

CCA Membership
CCA membership benefits and resources.

CCPA Membership
CCPA protection and membership benefits.

Jumpstart Your Career 2020 PDF for Download

MENTORING AND SUPPORT ANYTIME YOU NEED IT

PROVINCIAL CONTACT INFORMATION

Provinces/TerritoriesRegulatory BodyProvincial Association
BRITISH COLUMBIA
chirobc.com
bcchiro.com
Career Opportunities:
bcchiro.com/about-us/careers
College of Chiropractors of British Columbia
Contact: 604-742-6470
British Columbia
Chiropractic Association
Contact: 604-270-1332
ALBERTA
albertachiro.com
Career Opportunities:
albertachiro.com/careers 
Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors
Contact: 780-420-0932
Alberta College and
Association of Chiropractors
Contact: 780-420-0932
SASKATCHEWAN
saskchiro.ca
Career Opportunities:
saskchiro.ca/classifieds
Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan
Contact: 306-585-1411
Chiropractors’ Association
of Saskatchewan
Contact: 306-585-1411
MANITOBA
manitobachiropractors.ca
Manitoba Chiropractors’ Association
Contact: 204-942-3000
Manitoba Chiropractors’ Association
Contact: 204-942-3000
ONTARIO
cco.on.ca
chiropractic.on.ca
Career Opportunities:
chiropractic.on.ca/about-oca/careers
College of Chiropractors of Ontario
Contact: 416-922-6355
Ontario Chiropractic Association
Contact: 416-860-0070
QUÉBEC
ordredeschiropraticiens.ca/fr
chiropratique.com
Ordre des Chiropraticiens du Québec
Contact: 514-355-8540
Association des Chiropraticiens du Québec
Contact: 514-355-0557
NEW BRUNSWICK
nbchiropractic.ca
Career Opportunities:
nbchiropractic.ca/new-members
New Brunswick Chiropractic Association
Contact: 506-455-6800
New Brunswick Chiropractic Association
Contact: Contact: 506-455-6800
NOVA SCOTIA
chiropractors.ns.ca
knowyourback.ca
Board of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors
Contact: 902-407-4255
Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors
Contact: 902-407-4255
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
peichiropractic.ca
Prince Edward Island Chiropractic Association
Contact: 902-894-4400
Prince Edward Island Chiropractic Association Contact: 902-894-4400
NEWFOUNDLAND
AND LABRADOR
nlchiropractic.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Board
Contact: 709-739-7762
Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Association
Contact: 709-739-7762
YUKON/NWT/NUNAVUTYUKON
Chiro.plra@gov.yk.ca
Yukon Chiropractic Registrar
Contact: 867-667-5111
Yukon Chiropractic Registrar
Contact: 867-667-5111

Membership has benefits!
CCPA protection is available to all chiropractors who belong to their provincial and national associations.
To learn more about the benefits of CCA membership, contact us at 416-585-7902 or
1-877-222-9303, or membership@chiropractic.ca.

ONTARIO CONTACT INFORMATION

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CCACCPAHCAI
Canadian Chiropractic Association
chiropractic.ca
1-877-222-9303 | 416-585-7902
membership@chiropractic.ca
Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association
ccpaonline.ca
1-800-668-2076 | 416-781-5656
admin@ccpaonline.ca
Health Claims for Auto Insurance
hcai.ca
1-888-422-4123
CCEBCMCCOCA
Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board
cceb.ca
403- 230-5997
exams@cceb.ca
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
cmcc.ca
416-482-2340 ext. 146
membership@cmcc.ca
Ontario Chiropractic Association
chiropractic.on.ca
1-877-327-2273 |416-860-0070
oca@chiropractic.on.ca
CCOFSRAWSIB
College of Chiropractors of Ontario
cco.on.ca
1-877-577-4772 | 416-922-6355
cco.info@cco.on.ca
Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario
fsrao.ca
1-800-668-0128 | 416-250-7250
contactcentre@fsrao.ca
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
wsib.on.ca
1-800-387-0750 | 416-344-1000
wsibcomm@wsib.on.ca

SUPPORT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Protecting Patients, Practitioners and Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In anticipating the need to support its members’ safe and effective return to caring for patients following the COVID-19 shutdown, OCA created a Return to Practice Playbook with practical resources, tools and templates.

This playbook aligns with and builds on the CCO Return to Practice guidance documents, Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and Ontario Ministry of Health directives. It was developed in consultation with an OCA Return to Practice Working Group.


Useful Resources from the Playbook

As you begin your career during this pandemic, you may find the following resources in Phase 1 of the Playbook – Ready to Return to Practice particularly beneficial:


For additional details, tools and resources, check the full Return to Practice Playbook.

For all CCO updates and directives pertaining to this pandemic, please check this CCO COVID-19 Updates and Directives page.

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Chiropractor with patient in masks

CCO Policy on Considering Applications for Registration During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) adopted a temporary registration policy (Policy P-058) to accommodate applicants who were unable to write the May/June CCEB examinations and CCO Legislation and Ethics Examination during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This temporary policy addresses challenges resulting from the pandemic that prevented new graduates and other applicants from being able to complete the usual registration requirements.

CCO adopted this policy because it recognized:

  • A compelling public interest in ensuring patients’ access to chiropractic services.
  • The value of enabling applicants to keep their competence current at the crucial period of time between completing their education and beginning independent practice.

This policy states that a panel of the Registration Committee may offer specific accommodations to the applicant, during the COVID-19 pandemic only, where an applicant meets all of the other registration requirements.

This accommodation includes appropriate mentorship and guidance from a CCO member during a new graduate’s transition from completing their education to beginning their independent practice.

Please refer to CCO’s Policy P-058 (Policy on Considering Applications for Registration During the COVID-19 Pandemic) for a full description of this policy, including specific accommodations, as well as how to apply for it.


For all CCO updates and directives pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, please check its website at cco.on.ca

Please note, CCO will further review this temporary policy by December 1, 2020. 

NEW GRAD CHECKLIST

CONGRATULATIONS NEW GRAD!

You are now ready to embark on your career as a chiropractor. This 2020 Jumpstart guide gives you helpful information and resources to get you started.

Take a moment to complete the checklist in consecutive order before you start practicing.

STEPS TO TAKE AFTER GRADUATION

Please follow these steps to ensure academic proficiency, regulatory board compliance and professional protection if practicing in Ontario. If practicing in another province, contact details for provincial associations are listed above.

Step 1: Examinations

  • Apply for CCEB Exams – Visit this web page for instructions: www.cceb.ca/how-to-apply/
  • CCO exam application
  • Take the CCEB and CCO examinations
    • CCEB Knowledge-Based examinations
    • CCEB Clinical Competency examinations
    • CCO Legislation and Ethics examination

Did you know? CCEB examination results take approximately four weeks to process. Upon successful completion of the CCEB examination and CCO Legislation and Ethics Examination, CCO will send candidates an application form to be completed for membership.

Step 2: For licensing, apply to CCO

  • Get familiar with the key CCO registration requirements and what the registration process involves: www.cco.on.ca

Prospective CCO members must first:

  • Graduate from an accredited chiropractic college (this requirement is non-exemptible)
  • Successfully complete the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board examinations
  • Successfully complete CCO’s Legislation and Ethics

For questions about registration click here

Step 3: Apply to OCA

Step 4: Apply to CCA

Did you know? CCPA protection is only available to chiropractors in Canada who are members of the CCA and their provincial chiropractic association.

Step 5: Apply to CCPA

To qualify, make sure to meet this checklist of requirements:

  • A Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from an accredited chiropractic college, such as CMCC, UQTR or University of Western States
  • Successful completion of the CCEB examination
  • Licensure from your relevant provincial regulator
  • Membership in good standing in the Canadian Chiropractic Association and your relevant provincial chiropractic association, such as the OCA
  • Register for membership with CCPA – Visit www.ccpaonline.ca and click “BECOME A CCPA MEMBER” on the top right corner

If you have questions, please call 416-781-5656 or 1-800-668-2076, or admin@ccpaonline.ca

Please note, timelines and provisional certification details are accurate as of publication time but could change in response to future COVID-19 developments.

SUMMARY MAP TO PRACTICE

Please note, timelines and provisional certification details are accurate as of publication time but could change in response to future COVID-19 developments.

OCA MEMBERSHIP

The OCA is here for you with support and tools to help you build a thriving practice. We are your voice to tell the story of our profession to the public, other health care professionals and government.

Member Benefits

  • Access to our Member Experience Team available Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to support you and your team throughout the day: troubleshooting issues and helping you overcome any practice obstacles.
  • Access to OCA Aspire, our enhanced cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution, specially designed for OCA Aspire’s integrated features enable you to be connected anytime, anywhere so you can spend more time on what matters most: quality patient time.
  • Access to OCA Advance, our continuing education (CE) offerings designed exclusively for Ontario Enjoy free live webinars every Wednesday or on-demand at your convenience.
  • Access to in-person training and new skills to help you excel as OCA members have an exclusive invitation to OCA Advance and other events. Workshops are available throughout Ontario to expand practical knowledge with in-depth training loaded with networking opportunities. Check out OCA’s Upcoming Events web page for regular updates.
  • OCA offers FREE Classified listings on our website that post in real-time for members.
  • Access to the OCA’s Affinity (Advantage) Partners. Take advantage of our exclusive partnerships, each of which can help you save money, build your business or upgrade your knowledge.
  • Access to the OCA’s Mentorship Program, matching experienced members with early-career chiropractors to share practice strategies, career insights and expert feedback while earning CE credits.

How to Join the OCA

Becoming a member is easy! Simply contact the OCA to receive your application, after you have received your license number.

OCA membership program for first-year graduatesPay your annual membership fee or get a free one-year membership and gain valuable professional volunteer experience.

Instead of paying your first-year membership fee, volunteer 20 hours with the OCA:

  • Participate in committees
  • Participate in the implementation of our electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution, OCA Aspire
  • Participate in mentoring programs

OCA CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) WEBINARS

Continuing Ed Webinar

OCA members get free access to one-hour webinars with subject matter experts ready to help kick-start your career by expanding on your business skills and patient care. Remember, every webinar that you complete counts as a structured CE credit.

Tune in to find out what support is available to you to build a successful practice. Your provincial association has resources for you whether you’re looking to attract and educate patients, manage your business or understand your legal obligations – the OCA is here to answer your questions and guide you on your journey.
Watch OCA is Here for You! Webinar

In your first five years in practice, you may be paying off school debt, looking for employment, deciding where to live, or thinking about starting a family. This webinar will help you navigate early career decisions that can strengthen your financial future.
Watch Money Talk for New Chiropractors Webinar

This webinar will provide you with a refresher on the critical Roadmap to Care and its principles. The CCPA claims team will present some case studies that demonstrate how regularly returning to the Roadmap will help you manage risk for you and your patients.
Watch Mitigating Risk with The Roadmap to Care Webinar

There’s a lot of competition out there. Learn to cut through the noise by fostering authentic relationships with potential patients and colleagues. This positive approach to networking from Dale Carnegie Training will help you to build confidence and credibility, communicate your value and establish profitable connections. Specific topics of this webinar include “Pitching Yourself with Why Statements” and “3 Strategies to Communicate Your Value”.
Watch Networking and Communicating Your Value Webinar

Joining an established practice can be a great way to launch your career. Everyone starts these relationships intending to be respectful and prosperous. However, as in any business relationship, it is prudent to put the terms of the association down on paper. This webinar will review the basic structure of an associate agreement, critical considerations to bear in mind when negotiating, and a few practical suggestions for common issues that arise.
Watch Teaming Up: Critical Considerations for Associate Agreements Webinar

Many new chiropractors are choosing to open their careers with locums. They offer a great proving ground for clinical skills and a chance to ease into the business side of chiropractic. But they can come with a considerable amount of risk. CCPA will walk you through how to manage that risk.
Watch Livin’ La Vida Locum Webinar

CCPA will present on how to mitigate risk and liability when using EHRs in your clinic. You’ll learn how EHRs can be used for informed consent, road- maps to care, practice protection and consistently excellent patient care.
Watch Protecting Your Practice and Electronic Health Records Webinar

Back by popular demand, an interactive discussion on how to have difficult diagnosis conversations and address sensitive topics with patients and caregivers. Webinar participants have an opportunity to provide real-life situations as part of the discussion.
Watch Difficult Conversations with Patients Webinar

How to prepare and react to economic difficulties. We can’t always predict when things like a global pandemic, recession, or other economic shock happen. But we can be prepared for them when they eventually occur. Tough times don’t last! Let’s talk about how to make sure you do. We won’t be going through government programs in detail, but we will discuss what you can do as a professional and business owner with your savings and financial management.
Watch Alleviating Financial Worry During COVID-19: Managing Your Finances Webinar

Learn how to mitigate your business challenges in the face of COVID-19. This webinar will educate you on your legal obligations as an employer, employee and contractor. As well, it will provide considerations to lessen your business losses. As we face uncertain times, it’s important to consider your commercial leases, financial obligations, professional responsibilities, and future of your business.
Watch Alleviating Business Worry During COVID-19: Business Preparedness and Perseverance Webinar

Learn about the financial supports available to chiropractors through various federal and provincial programs. Ongoing updates to financial relief programs have resulted in confusion about what programs are applicable to chiropractors and if they meet the right qualifications. A review of the various loan options available to business owners will also be covered.
Watch Alleviating Worry During COVID-19: Financial Benefits and Tax Considerations Webinar

In partnership with the Global Spine Care Initiative and a panel of 28 spine care authorities and clinicians from 10 countries on four continents, World Spine Care has developed resources to help clinicians manage their patients’ spinal pain in the time of social distancing. Join us to learn about these resources and how you can continue to support your patients.
Watch Managing Back and Neck Pain During COVID-19: World Spine Care’s Primary Spine Care Clinician Guide Webinar

CCO CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

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The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) is the governing body established by the provincial government to regulate chiropractors for the public interest. Every chiropractor practicing in Ontario must be a registered member of the College.

CCO’s Role

  • To regulate the profession in the public interest in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Chiropractic Act, 1991, regulation and by-laws.
  • To register qualified applicants as chiropractors in
  • To maintain a public
  • To investigate and review complaints and
  • To conduct discipline
  • To develop and implement a quality assurance program, which includes self, peer and practice assessment, continuing education and professional
  • To develop and maintain standards of practice and professional

Visit CCO’s website for the full scope of their oversight, as well as updates and resources regarding COVID-19.
CCO updates and resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at cco.on.ca/members-of-cco/covid-19/

How to join the CCO

On successful completion of all examination requirements, candidates will receive a letter of successful passing and a registration form and then may apply for CCO registration.

First Time Renewal Discount: You will receive a discount of 50% in your first year of renewal with CCO.

CMCC MEMBERSHIP

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CMCC offers new graduates complimentary membership for your first year after graduation.

Following graduation, CMCC alumni and graduates of other chiropractic programs can access a comprehensive membership benefits program.
Products and services are updated on an ongoing basis and are mainly focused on patient care, continuing education and research. Revenues generated through the program help to offset tuition fees and support CMCC’s operational expenses.

Member Benefits

  • 40% discount on mobile practice software solution and tools from MediSeen, enabling chiropractors to assess and treat patients in their homes.
  • 13% discount on orthotics from Footmaxx and Footlevelers.
  • Free library research assistance and access to electronic resources not available to private individuals; unlimited free document delivery.
  • Group auto, home, health and dental insurance programs.
  • Receive a one-time 10% discount on all products in the Supply Centre and Bookstore (cannot be combined with your 5% member discount).
  • Become a lifelong learner with exclusive discounts and front of the line access to premiere CE programs Access Perkopolis for discounts on entertainment, travel, hotels, apparel, home services, automotive and so much more!

Visit CMCC’s website for a full list of member benefits.

The CMCC Board members in your province are a valuable resource to discuss practice issues or request some career advice. Reaching out with questions or ideas is also a great way to expand your professional network!

Dr. Richard Mercier, Chair
La Sarre, PQ
Phone: 819-339-5333
Email: rmercierdc@chirolasarre.com

Dr. Greg Woolfrey, Vice-Chair
Grand Falls-Windsor NL
Phone: 709-489-4998
Email: woolfmangreg@hotmail.com

Dr. Mark Perrett, Sec-Treasurer
Neepawa, MB
Phone: 204-476-2374
Email: npwchiro@hotmail.com

Dr. Rahim Karim, Past Chair
Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-752-8551
Email: drrkarim@yahoo.com

Dr. Kevyn Kristmanson
Swift Current, SK
Phone: 306-773-3144
Email: kkristmanson@hotmail.com

Dr. Catherine Straus
Waterloo, ON
Phone: 519-579-2430
Email: straus@golden.net

Dr. Natalie Carrington
Black Diamond, AB
Phone: 403-933-3088
Email: drnataliecarrington@gmail.com

Dr. Liza Grant
Courtenay, BC
Phone: 250-334-4844
Email: drliza@grovewellness.ca

Dr. Jason Fox
Halifax, NS
Phone: 902-445-9335
Email: drjasontfox@gmail.com

Dr. Denise Perron
Westmount, QC
Phone: 514-489-0008
Email: dperrondc@gmail.com

Dr. Sarah Williams
Fredericton, NB
Phone: 506-452-1609
Email: drsarah@williamschiro.ca

Dr. Sonia Doroshenko
Daupin, MB
Phone: 204 638-6642
Email: sdoroshenko@yahoo.com

Dr. Sunyatta Guild
Tottenham, ON
Phone: 905-936-6544
Email: sunyattafguild@gmail.com

Updated July 2020

Primary Contact

Primary Contact is a CMCC publication, distributed twice per year (via regular mail) to all chiropractors across Canada. It provides updates on activities at CMCC such as new technologies, upcoming events, continuing education, alumni news and more.


Annual Homecoming Celebrations

Reconnect with your classmates at Homecoming for a weekend of social activities and continuing education. We look forward to welcoming you back where you began.


Backs in Motion Run/Walk

The Backswing Golf Tournament

These signature fundraising events usually take place in April and September respectively, and represent a fun opportunity to remain connected with CMCC and to support the College at the same time.


CMCC Committees

There are a number of board committees which present a good opportunity to remain engaged with CMCC. Please contact board@cmcc.ca.


CMCC hosted events in your province

CMCC hosts events across the country which usually coincide with provincial conventions. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with CMCC and your colleagues.


Contact:

Alumni Relations
416-482-2340 ext. 146

CCA MEMBERSHIP

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The CCA is here for 2020 graduates. Our interim program, designed to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic, connects you with experts and peers to launch your career.

Our vision is that every Canadian has a chiropractor on their healthcare team by 2023. Joining nearly 8,000 chiropractors across Canada shows your commitment to the profession, championing an engaged community and enhancing the patient experience.

Once you become eligible to be a licensed chiropractor, you will receive the New Grad complimentary membership for 2021! 

Member Benefits

  • We show governments, employers and the private health insurance industry why increased access to chiropractic care keeps Canadians healthy and active
  • We keep you educated with resources and training — including webinars, research findings, government emerging news and more
  • Access the CCA’s CEO and 2,000+ chiropractors through our private Facebook group
  • Access Chiropractium, the CCA members’ app and CCA Plus, our member affinity program
  • Access CCPA professional liability protection

Visit Member Benefits to learn more

CCA membership is open to any chiropractor licensed in Canada who is a member in good standing with their provincial association. If you plan to practice in Quebec, please contact Association des chiropraticiens du Québec to register.

How to Join CCA

Visit chiropractic.ca to join today!

 We’ll have your back throughout your career. Together, we are #chirostrong!

Contact your dedicated CCA membership team:

membership@chiropractic.ca | 416-585-7901 ext. 243 | Toll-free: 1-877-222-9303 ext. 243

CCPA MEMBERSHIP

The Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association (CCPA) provides protection to member practitioners in the event of a professional negligence claim.

Member Benefits

  • CCPA protects you with a $5 million per incident limit and an aggregate limit of $5 million per year. CCPA is also here for you during a regulatory board complaint.
  • Annual Risk Management Projects provide you with free continuing education that empowers you to protect your practice proactively.
  • Call CCPA any time – even before a claim is filed – for advice and support to help you manage risk in your practice.
  • New graduates are eligible for substantial discounts during their first five years after graduation.

How to Join CCPA

Here’s another easy one!
Visit ccpaonline.ca and click “BECOME A CCPA MEMBER” on the top right corner.
Prospective members are welcome to contact CCPA for pricing details.

One of the things that set us apart from other insurers is the peace of mind that comes from knowing that when you call CCPA, someone will listen and do all they can to help. During the pandemic, we’re no different. Even if you do become involved in an incident involving COVID-19, CCPA will be in a position to support you.

DOWNLOAD THE 2020 JUMPSTART GUIDE

You can also download a PDF version of the 2020 Jumpstart Your Career Guide below!

2020 Jumpstart Guide PDF for Download