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How a gay chiropractor is using his challenging journey to fuel change

Monday, May 17, 2021

Dr. Brett Lypchuk and his dog Nearing graduation from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), Dr. Brett Lypchuk questioned his decision to become a chiropractor due to insecurities arising from his fear of being a gay chiropractor. He always wanted to help people feel their best and had worked hard during his four years of chiropractic school but why now was he questioning everything he worked so hard to achieve? “Someone made a comment to me right before graduation about finishing my clinical requirements in school sooner than others because I was gay and was chosen for ‘gay‐related’ outreaches,” Dr. Lypchuk says. Comments like this were not uncommon. However, this one stuck with him, making him feel like people only viewed him as, “the gay guy” instead of recognizing that hard work had helped him achieve his goals. Dr. Lypchuk would often brush off these microaggressions but he admits it impacted how he interacted with classmates. He would often try to be “the funny guy” due to insecurities early in his chiropractic journey and the person he portrayed in school to gain acceptance was not his true self. Dr. Lypchuk says his experience wasn’t unique. He learned through interactions with other gay students that some…

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How a chiropractor is helping to keep ‘another ambulance on the road’

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Paramedic Marivic Luchico can feel her back aching. She has answered six 9-1-1 calls during her 12-hour shift – more than her normal patient load of 4-5 calls. It has taken a toll. She is now on her seventh and last call for the day in Richmond Hill, ON. It comes from a low-rise apartment

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Why Dr. Debbie Wright is feeling optimistic about female leaders in chiropractic

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Dr. Debbie Wright became the CCA’s Board of Directors Chair in 2020 – with Canada and the world in the midst of a pandemic. She could never have expected to be leading the CCA through these turbulent times. Chiropractors across the country endured closures, uncertainties and constantly changing circumstances. But CCA members rose to the occasion, showing an unwavering commitment to help Canadians live the healthy, pain-free lives they want.

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HEAL: front line workers appreciation event

Friday, December 11, 2020

HEAL is hosting an appreciation event for health care and allied health care workers On behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health for the Government of Canada, HEAL invites you to attend an appreciation event for health care and allied health care workers. Please RSVP to Nada Nasri ( and select your region

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