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Dr. J making space for the next generation of Black chiropractors

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Mentorship key to supporting aspiring Black chiropractors Dr. Joel Kerr, known to his patients and colleagues as “Dr. J” (Photo description: a photo of Dr. J looking at the camera) Dr. Joel Kerr, Dr. J, has experienced the power of mentorship. His path to chiropractic began when he was introduced to his mentor at 17. “Seeing a Black chiropractor succeed gave me the power to say, ‘If this man can do it, I can do it, too,’” he says. Until that point, Dr. J had faced blatant racism from many angles. After learning about chiropractic through a summer mentorship program at the University of Toronto at 17 years old, he wanted to become a chiropractor. But after donning his best dress clothes and walking into a local chiropractor’s office, résumé in hand, he was told, “You can’t do this.” “She didn’t know I had good grades,” he says. “She didn’t know anything about me. She just decided chiropractic was too hard for me based on what I looked like.” Then he met Dr. Christopher Morgan, a chiropractor who looked liked him. After seeing his mentor make a difference in so many lives, Dr. J knew he found his calling Dr. J is now the owner…

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CCA congratulates RCCSS 2020 award winners

Monday, November 16, 2020

The CCA is proud to partner with organizations leading the charge to inform evidence-based care for Canadians. This year’s RCCSS winners are leading innovative research and knowledge to advance the profession and ensure chiropractic patients can live healthy, active lives. Read more about each project below. Dr. Melissa Belchos –An international Delphi study to identify

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Ensuring the Canadian government hears the voice of chiropractors

Monday, November 16, 2020

Building recognition to showcase value Who speaks for the chiropractic profession to the Canadian government, federal political parties and the private health insurance industry? The Canadian Chiropractic Association works year-round to make the profession’s voice heard by the Canadian government to bring about the changes chiropractors want for the health of their patients and all

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Canadian Chiropractic Association helping class of 2020 graduates

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

When COVID-19 shut down Canada and the world in early 2020, chiropractic students set to graduate suddenly faced unique challenges, the largest being their inability to get licenses until December 2020 at the earliest. For Junmo Lee, a 2020 Canadian Memorial Chiropractic graduate, this has been a year of uncertainty. “We lost the last two

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