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 for the period of 2017 to 2021. It identifies six strategic themes/areas of excellence to shape the development of stategic 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


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. Our program leads to a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree. 

The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College is 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.

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. 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.

In February, CMCC received notification from the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) in the United States, which has a level of autonomy,  that CMCC has met the eligibility criteria for pursuing accreditation by that organization. 

The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) is currently engaged in the process of seeking programmatic accreditation by the Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480) 443 -8877, Website: During this application process, the program does not hold accredited status with the agency, nor does the agency ensure eventual accreditation.

Ministerial Consent

CMCC awards a Doctor of Chiropractic 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 for the period from March 2011 to March 2023.

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).