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Jumpstart Your Career 2022 Edition

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

ToC Hands

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

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

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

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.

YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS

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 & Staying Engaged
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.

Download the Jumpstart Guide

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
Theccoa.ca
Career Opportunities:
albertachiro.com/public-advertisements
College of Chiropractors of Alberta
Contact: 780-420-0932
College of Chiropractors of Alberta
Contact: 780-420-0932
SASKATCHEWAN
saskchiro.ca
Career Opportunities:
saskchiro.ca/classifieds
Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan, Regulations
Contact: 306-585-1411
Chiropractors’ Association
of Saskatchewan
Contact: 306-585-1411
MANITOBA
manitobachiropractors.ca
Manitoba Chiropractors Association, Regulatory
Contact: 204-942-3000
Manitoba Chiropractors Association
Contact: 204-942-3000
ONTARIO
cco.on.ca
chiropractic.on.ca
Career Opportunities:
bit.ly/OCA-Classified-Ads
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 Chiropractors Association,  Regulatory
Contact: 506-455-6800
New Brunswick Chiropractors Association
Contact: Contact: 506-455-6800
NOVA SCOTIA
chiropractors.ns.ca
knowyourback.ca
Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors
Contact: 902-407-4255
Council of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors
Contact: 902-407-4255
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
peichiropractic.ca
Prince Edward Island Chiropractic Association, Regulation
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
chiropractium.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
home.hcaiinfo.ca
1-888-422-4123
CCEBCMCCOCA
Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board
cceb.ca
403- 230-5997
exams@cceb.ca
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
cmcc.ca
647-805-1744
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

NEW GRAD CHECKLIST

CONGRATULATIONS CMCC GRAD!!

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

Before you do anything else, take a moment to complete the checklist.

Jumpstart New Grad Checklist graphic

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 near the top of this page.

Step 1: Examinations

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

Prospective CCO members must first:

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

Step 3: Apply to OCA

  • Join now! Visit chiropractic.on.ca and click the Join Ontario Chiropractic Association button on the home page. If you’re an OCA Student Member, log in to the OCA Self-Serve Member Portal, go to Join Now at top of the page, and follow the prompts. (Alternatively, join another provincial association if you’re practicing outside Ontario.)
  • If you have questions, contact OCA at oca@chiropractic.on.ca or call at 416-860-0070. Toll-free: 1-877-327-2273

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, ensure you meet these 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

SUMMARY MAP TO PRACTICE

Summary Map to joining OCA and other support organizations.

OCA MEMBERSHIP

OCA logo

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 (MET), 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 you. OCA Aspire enables you to be connected anytime, anywhere so you can spend more time on what matters most: your patients.
  • Ontario-wide digital advertising campaigns to promote you and advance your profession.
  • Access to OCA Advance, our continuing education (CE) offerings designed exclusively for you. Enjoy free live webinars every Wednesday or on-demand at your convenience.
  • Regular e-bulletins to update you on news about your profession, media coverage, OCA Advance CE offerings and other OCA initiatives.
  • Regular podcasts with practical information to help you enhance patient care, grow your practice and advance the chiropractic profession.
  • 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.
  • Access to collaboration resources to help you approach and work with other health care professionals, business resources to support your practice, and clinical resources to share your expertise.
  • Advocacy, health policy initiatives, and programs to support you, patients, employers, other health care professionals and advance your profession.
  • Awards and awards galas to celebrate chiropractic leaders across Ontario.
  • Access to the OCA’s Affinity (Advantage) Partners’ programs to help you save money, build your business or upgrade your knowledge.

How to Join the OCA

Becoming a member is easy! Click the Join Ontario Chiropractic Association button on our Homepage. If you’re an OCA Student member, log in to the OCA Self-Serve Member Portal, go to Join Now at top of the page and follow the prompts. When you have your registration number from CCO, email it to oca@chiropractic.on.ca to complete your application process.

As a first-year graduate, you can pay your annual membership fee or get a free one-year membership and gain valuable professional volunteer experience.

For a free first-year membership, volunteer 20 hours with the OCA:

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

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 addition to Jumpstart Your Career guide highlights, this webinar introduces you to OCA’s Opioid and Pain Reduction Collaborative, an evidence-based approach to help chiropractors manage their patient’s chronic back, shoulder or neck pain while collaborating with their physician/nurse practitioner to manage/reduce their opioid dependency. It also features highlights from 2021 OCA-commissioned research on Ontarians’ attitudes on health care.

Watch Jumpstart Your Career – Part Two ’22 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

Back by popular demand, an interactive discussion on how to have difficult diagnosis conversations and address sensitive topics with patients and caregivers.
Watch Difficult Conversations with Patients 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

This webinar examines the most common mistakes that business owners make when deducting expenses against their revenue. We also examine the most popular expense categories for health care professionals and categories that are highly auditable.

Watch What Business Expenses Could You Be Deducting? webinar

In this webinar, the CCPA Claims Team shares stories from real cases to demonstrate how incidents in practice can happen despite our best intentions. You’ll learn about how best practices in record keeping and evaluation can make or break the outcomes of liability cases.
Watch That Couldn’t Happen to Me! Webinar

Unbiased, transparent, and fun, this webinar is hosted by trainers from Enriched Academy – the financial education experts responsible for creating financial certainty for over 150,000 Canadians.

Watch How to Manage Credit & Quickly Eliminate Debt webinar

Good office space is critical for your chiropractic practice’s long-term success. Learn to negotiate offers to lease and lease agreements and how to avoid common pitfalls. Understand how rent is calculated for commercial office space to ensure you are not overpaying. Discover how to structure your lease to minimize landlord interference. Includes tips on renewing and extending your existing lease and how to limit personal liability.

Watch The Good Space: Office Leases for Chiropractors webinar

We cover the newest evidence-based guidelines from the Canadian Red Cross concerning the most common first aid and CPR topics. This includes updated medications, updates to CPR and choking on adult, child and infant. In addition, we address the first aid topics mostly likely seen in the office and how to recognize, assess and treat them.

Watch First Aid Clinical and Education Updates webinar

Webinar on how to use strategic questions and active listening to effectively communicate with patients. Learn how to better use questions with patients: improve rapport, better identify ailments and issues and create a more open environment for sharing. Understand how active listening impacts patient perception and patient outcomes.

Watch How To Connect and Build Trust with Strategic Questions and Active Listening webinar

CCO CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

CCO logo

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 Ontario.
  • To maintain a public register.
  • To investigate and review complaints and reports.
  • To conduct discipline hearings.
  • To develop and implement a quality assurance program, which includes self, peer and practice assessment, continuing education and professional development.
  • To develop and maintain standards of practice and professional ethics.

Visit CCO’s website at cco.on.ca for more information, as well as updates and resources regarding 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

CMCC logo

CMCC offers new graduates complimentary membership for th eir 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

  • Discounts of up to 13% on orthotics and 10% discount on scanning devices from Footmaxx.
  •  13% discount on orthotics from Footlevelers.
  • Receive a one-time 10% discount on all products in the Supply Centre and Bookstore (cannot be combined with your 5% member discount).
  • Exclusive discounts on live and online courses which are current, relevant and convenient; save as much as 10% on certain courses.
  • Access LibGuides through the CMCC Health Sciences Library on subject areas such as anatomy, neurology, radiology, orthopedics, nutrition, sports medicine, and consumer health; 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.
  • 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.

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 fun opportunities to remain connected with CMCC and to support the College at the same time.


CMCC Committees

There are a number of board committees that 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
647-805-1744
alumni@cmcc.ca

CMCC Board of Governors

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!

CCA MEMBERSHIP

CCA logo

The CCA is here for our graduates. Our programs are designed to support you throughout your chiropractic journey. Join us to connect with experts and peers across the country as you launch into a thriving career.

Our vision is that every Canadian has a chiropractor as part of their healthcare team by 2023. Connect with nearly 8,000 chiropractors across Canada to show your commitment to the profession, champion an engaged community, and enhance the patient experience. Once you are a licensed chiropractor, you will receive a complimentary New Grad CCA membership for up to 18 months! 

Member Benefits

  • We advocate to governments, employers, and the private health insurance industry to highlight how increased access to chiropractic care keeps Canadians healthy and active.
  • Stay updated with educational resources and training — including webinars, research resources, government emerging news, and more.
  • Access to the CCA’s CEO and 2,000+ chiropractors through our private members-only Facebook group
  • Access to Chiropractium.ca, our recently redesigned members’ portal and CCA Plus, our member affinity program
  • Eligibility for CCPA professional liability protection

CCA membership is open to any chiropractor licensed in Canada who is a member in good standing with their provincial association.

How to Join CCA

Visit chiropractium.ca to activate your membership today!

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

Contact your dedicated CCA membership team:

membership@chiropractic.ca | 416-585-7902 | Toll-free: 1-877-222-9303

CCPA MEMBERSHIP

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

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.

DOWNLOAD THE JUMPSTART GUIDE

You can also download a PDF version of the 2022 Jumpstart Your Career Guide!

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