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How we make a difference

CCA How we make a difference

Chiropractors help ease Canadians’ pain, enabling them to live the healthy, active lives they want. Since 1953, the CCA has been the national voice for chiropractors, Canada’s trusted professionals for spine, muscle and nervous system health. We do that by promoting the unique value and expertise chiropractors offer.

We work with other healthcare professional associations, governments and private health insurers to make chiropractic care accessible to all Canadians who want it within a robust healthcare system that emphasizes care through integrated healthcare professional teams.

Achieving impact


Chiropractors will be an integral part of every Canadian’s healthcare team by 2023.


As a visionary organization, the CCA is the leading advocate for the muscular, skeletal and nervous system health of all Canadians.

  • We promote high quality research, excellence, integrity, and innovation in chiropractic care that upholds the public trust.
  • We provide an exceptional member experience and create an engaged work environment for our employees and volunteers.
  • We support strong professional chiropractic association relationships and lead on issues of national impact.
  • We foster strong relationships with our Canadian and international healthcare and educational partners.


CCA Core Values

  1. Collaboration
  2. Courage
  3. Leadership
  4. Foresight
  1. Visionary
  2. Excellence
  3. Agility
  4. Inclusion

Our 2020-2023 action plan

Become Canadians’ trusted healthcare profession for spine, muscle and nervous system problems and health

We work with the public to improve the patient experience and to increase awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care. We are making a special effort to help early career chiropractors be successful. We fund research and help move evidence into best practice guidelines.

Improve the healthcare system’s approach to spine, muscle and nervous system health

We advocate for provincial chiropractic regulatory bodies to standardize their regulations and clarify standards on issues of concern to the public. We publish best practices on issues that impact the profession and our patients. We work with the federal government to innovate how healthcare is provided—partnering to develop policies; addressing national healthcare crises; and improving access for indigenous peoples, refugees and veterans.

Partner with the health benefits insurance sector to improve chiropractic coverage

We build strong partnerships with the health insurance sector and other healthcare professionals to sustain and increase chiropractic coverage. We also educate employers and unions about the burden of spine, muscle and nervous system problems and offer solutions.

Read Keeping Canadians healthy and active – our 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.

Canadians need spine, muscle and nervous system care

11 million Canadians suffer from disorders of the musculoskeletal system CCA how we make a difference: 7.3 million Canadians suffer from chronic pain.
$56-60 billion estimated direct and indirect cost of chronic pain in Canada each year 4.7 million Canadians - 16% of the adult population - visited a chiropractor.

Read our 2017-2019 Strategic Report to learn more of our shared achievements.

BackMatters.ca online publication

Join us to make a difference

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DONATE to support the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation.

LEND your voice to campaigns to make the Canadian government aware of how chiropractic care keeps Canadians healthy and active.

VOLUNTEER your time to help the Canadian Chiropractic Association achieve our vision and goals. Email us at info@chiropractic.ca

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