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Musculoskeletal Health: A priority for Canadians and Canada’s Economic Recovery

The Canadian Chiropractic Association endorses the adoption of the following policy recommendations to promote active and healthy lifestyles for Canadians, and support an accelerated Canadian economic workforce recovery:

  1. Extend the mandate of the Canadian Pain Task Force (CPTF) by an additional year to focus explicitly on developing an implementation strategy to address the epidemic of musculoskeletal pain and disease.
  2. Ensure that chiropractic services are accessible by Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members by removing the requirement of physician referral and the cap on the number of treatment visits.

Read our 2021 Policy Recommendations here.

2021 Pre-Budget Submission: A Healthier Future For Canada: Responding to COVID-19 and Improving Access to Primary Healthcare

A healthier future for Canada requires urgent efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and an increased focus on reducing the burden of musculoskeletal pain and disease.

As one of Canada’s largest primary contact healthcare professions and experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as the management of pain caused by these conditions, Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to support efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Chiropractors can use their expertise to support vulnerable populations and address the impacts of one of the greatest healthcare burdens Canadians face: an epidemic of musculoskeletal pain and disease and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

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COVID-19 Recovery Phase Recommendations

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed severe strain on Canada’s healthcare system. In addition to the burden of the virus itself, the pandemic has intensified pre-existing issues such as limited access to primary care and an overreliance on opioids for pain management.

This submission offers three recommendations from the Canadian Chiropractic Association that the
Government of Canada should implement as part of its COVID-19 recovery efforts.

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Previous submissions

Joint Submission to the Subcommittee on Sport-Related Concussions in Canada


CCA Response to Consultation on Tax Planning Using Private Corporations: October 2017

Pre-Budget Submission: 2017

CCA Submission to Join Action Plan to Address Problematic Opioid Use: 2017

A Better Approach to Pain Management: Responding to Canada’s Opioid Crisis: 2017

Pre-Budget Submission: 2016

Pre-Budget Submission MSK Health: A Priority for Canadians: 2015

Presentation to the Standing Committee on Health: 2015

Written Brief to the Standing Committee on Health: 2014

Submission to the Standing Committee on Health – Best Practices and Federal Barriers Related to the Scope of Practice of Canadian Health Professionals: March 2015 

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