Chiropractic Milestones in Canada
Birth of D.D. Palmer in Port Perry, Ontario.
The first chiropractors enter Canada from the United States.
Robbins Chiropractic College in Sault Ste. Marie opens.
Toronto Chiropractic College opens.
Alberta passes the first Chiropractic Act in Canada.
Ontario passes the Drugless Practitioners Act.
British Columbia passes a Chiropractic Act.
The Workman’s Compensation Board of Ontario includes chiropractic benefits in treatment provided for injured workers.
Saskatchewan passes a Chiropractic Act.
Manitoba enacts chiropractic legislation.
The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College opens in Toronto at 252 Bloor Street West. It was established by the Dominion Council of Canadian Chiropractors under a separate charter grated by the province of Ontario.
The Henderson building, featuring modern classrooms, laboratories and an auditorium, opens in September.
CMCC first graduation.
The Anatomy Act of Ontario is amended allowing CMCC to teach human dissection, along with only six other universities and colleges.
By this time, the Workman’s Compensation Boards in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba have added chiropractic care to include coverage. Saskatchewan and New Brunswick follow soon after.
The Dominion Council of Canadian Chiropractors receives its charter from the Government of Canada changing its name to the Canadian Chiropractic Association. All provincial associations become divisions of the new national organization.
The Canadian Chiropractic Association opens its offices in Toronto.
Entrance requirements for CMCC are raised from four years of high school to five.
The Canadian Chiropractic Journal is established.
The City of Toronto expropriates a strip of land through CMCC’s assembled properties for the new Bloor subway.
Subway construction interferes with teaching at CMCC and laboratories are relocated to facilities in nearby buildings.
The Hall Commission is appointed “inquire into…the need for health services for the people of Canada and the resources to provide such services”.
The Canadian Chiropractic Association, its provincial divisions and CMCC present a brief to the Hall Commission.
The Lacroix Commission releases its report which finds chiropractic is a valuable method of treatment. The report is accepted by the Hall Commission.
British Columbia includes chiropractic in its Medicare plan.
Chiropractic services are included in the Medicare plan for Alberta.
The Government of Canada amends Medicare to include chiropractic treatment.
The CMCC Board of Directors appoints a special committee to locate a new campus at 1900 Bayview Avenue.
CMCC moves into its new campus.
The Ontario Council of Health appoints a Task Force on Chiropractic. Its recommendations include that CMCC should be affiliated with a university.
The Chiropractic Act is passed by the Government of Quebec.
Nova Scotia passes a Chiropractic Act.
A presidential system of governance is adopted by CMCC. Dr. Don Sutherland becomes CMCC’s first president.
CMCC recommends to the Council on Chiropractic Education that an international system of reciprocity for accreditation of chiropractic colleges be established.
The Council on Chiropractic Education (Canada) receives its charter from the Federal Government.
CMCC completes expansion to provide additional office space for administration and faculty and a new student lounge.
CMCC joins the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges in Washington, DC.
CMCC achieves status as a Recognised Candidate for Accreditation with the Council on Chiropractic Education (Canada) and the Council on Chiropractic Education (United States). This permits CMCC graduates to apply for licence in Canada and most of the United States.
Dr. Ian Coulter becomes the first president appointed from outside the chiropractic profession.
CMCC receives a 3 year accreditation from CCE (Canada).
CMCC receives reaffirmation of accreditation for five years.
Newfoundland and Labrador passes a Chiropractic Act completing legislated recognition of chiropractic in all ten provinces.
CMCC appoints Dr. Jean Moss as its first female president.
CMCC acquires additional space from CNIB to accommodate the library, administrative offices, graduate studies and research and Bookstore.
CMCC receives reaffirmation of accreditation for seven years.
Year long celebration of the 50th anniversary of CMCC.
Centennial celebration of the chiropractic profession.
150th anniversary of D. D. Palmer’s birth.
Dr. Jean Moss assumes a second term of her presidency.
CMCC’s first off campus clinic associated with another health care institution opens at St. Michael’s Hospital.
CMCC develops the Institutional Plan.
CMCC opens clinic within St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital.
Homecoming 1999. CMCC celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class – the Class of 1949.
Implementation of the new Integrative Curriculum.
On January 31, CMCC becomes owner of a new campus to be built at 6100 Leslie Street.
CMCC starts a campaign to raise funds for the new campus.
Ground Breaking Ceremony at 6100 Leslie Street campus.
Construction in progress.
CMCC faculty become chiropractors-on-staff at St. Michael’s hospital – a first in Canada.
New campus is ready for the academic year starting August 30.
Official Opening Ceremony and celebration September 18.