Vision, Mission and Accreditation


An academic institution recognised for creating leaders in spinal health


Deliver world class chiropractic education, research and patient care

Strategic Framework

The CMCC Strategic Plan framework, developed in consultation with the Board of Governors, staff, faculty, administration, students and stakeholders, establishes a roadmap to guide CMCC though its next phase of growth and development. It identifies six strategic themes/areas of excellence to shape the development of strategic goals and objectives. These are:

  1. Excellence in teaching and learning
  2. Excellence in support and service for students and employees
  3. Excellence in clinical care
  4. Excellence in collaboration and communication
  5. Excellence in institutional leadership and management
  6. Excellence in research, scholarship and innovation


Since 1986, the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College has been accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Canada (CCEC) of the Federation of Canadian Chiropractic (FCC). FCC is a member of the Councils on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI), whose other members are the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc. and the European Council on Chiropractic Education. Current CCEC accreditation has been awarded until 2030.

CCEI has established core Model Standards that comprise the essential elements necessary for chiropractic accrediting agencies around the world to ensure that each program they accredit provides quality education so that their graduates can serve as competent and qualified chiropractic practitioners.

In January 2022, the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College was awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 10105 E. Via Linda, Suite 103 – 3642, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480) 443-8877, Website:

In keeping with past practices on limiting the initial period of accreditation to no more than four years, CMCC has been granted accreditation with the CCE-US through 2025.

CCE is the national accrediting Agency for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs within the United States.  Accreditation provides assurances of educational quality and institutional integrity to governments, jurisdictional licensing and regulatory bodies, institutions, professional organizations, students, other accrediting agencies and the public at large. CCE maintains recognition by the United States Department of Education as the national accrediting body for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs and chiropractic solitary purpose institutions of higher education. CCE is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).

CMCC’s undergraduate program meets the educational requirements established for the practice of chiropractic and is recognised by regulatory bodies in all provinces in Canada, in US states and in many other jurisdictions around the world.

For more information:

Council on Chiropractic Education Canada (Federation of Canadian Chiropractic)
604-5657 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3R4
(902) 406-4351

Council on Chiropractic Education (US)
8049 North 85th Way
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258-4321
(480) 443-8877

Ministerial Consent

In 2005, CMCC became the first private institution to offer a profession oriented health care degree under the Government of Ontario's Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000. 

CMCC awards a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree, a second entry baccalaureate honours degree, to its graduates. This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities (MCU) until May 2030. 

Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing/regulatory bodies or other educational institutions).