Who We Are

A World Leader in Chiropractic Education and Research

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) is regarded as a world leader in chiropractic education and research. CMCC is a fully accredited, limited enrolment, professional academic institution offering a four year Doctor of Chiropractic degree, as well as post graduate programs in specialist areas such as Clinical Sciences, Radiology and Sports Sciences.

Applicants require at least three years of undergraduate university study with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. Based on academic assessment and a personal interview, applicants are rank ordered and close to 200 are offered admission each year.

CMCC emphasizes critical thinking and the use of the scientific method throughout its academic programs. The curriculum draws from the biological sciences necessary to understand the body in health and disease; the clinical sciences necessary for diagnosis and the practice of chiropractic; and the philosophy and skills that make chiropractic unique.

Innovation and rigour are fundamental principles that drive our research division, comprised of two centres of excellence. The Centre for the Study of Mechanobiology, Injury and Health focuses on the role of connective tissue - bone, joint, ligament, muscle or nerve - in health and disease. The Centre for Interprofessional Health Dynamics investigates practice dynamics, public health policy and interprofessional care, continuing the momentum created by past research by CMCC graduates and faculty.

Since CMCC opened its doors in 1945, it has been a self-supporting institution funded by the chiropractic profession in Canada. It receives no direct government funding and relies on membership, tuition and donations for support.

CMCC Philosophy

At CMCC we base our teachings on the philosophy that the human body has restorative processes to maintain its natural state of health, and that the role of the chiropractor is to assist the individual’s natural curative abilities.

CMCC Model of Care

Chiropractic is a primary contact health care profession emphasizing differential diagnosis, patient-centred care and research, with expert knowledge in spinal and musculoskeletal health.


CMCC students are some of the brightest in the country. They are dedicated and enthusiastic community members who become friends and colleagues. From across Canada and around the world, they bring educational backgrounds in health sciences, physical education, nursing, teaching, engineering, physiotherapy, and performing arts and must have completed at least three years of university undergraduate education. Each is driven by a desire to help people be well and stay active.

Students are invited to participate in many extra-curricular activities and a wide range of sports teams while at CMCC. Recreational facilities available to students on campus include fully equipped exercise and training rooms, a large multipurpose gymnasium, a swimming pool and the student lounge. On campus special interest clubs encourage self-development, social responsibility, environmental awareness, and support faith and culture. 


Our faculty members are leaders in their fields of expertise and include anatomists, biologists, lawyers, chiropractors, medical doctors, psychologists and radiologists. Our chiropractic faculty are widely known for their active contribution to the enhancement of patient care, service to professional organizations and regulatory boards, and advancement of knowledge through scholarly publications and presentations. Many have attained additional qualifications, such as graduate studies or specialty designations. Others bring an enriched perspective drawn from running their own private practices apart from CMCC.


The campus has a modern training facility equipped with multimedia lecture halls, closed circuit TV, and wireless Internet. One building encompasses all of our education and research facilities – including laboratories, a radiology department, a teaching and rehabilitation clinic and the CMCC Health Sciences Library, which houses the largest collection of chiropractic resources in Canada.

It is also home to the CMCC Supply Centre and Bookstore, one of the largest suppliers of chiropractic and rehabilitation products in Canada. The Supply Centre carries all textbooks and manuals for classes as well as reference and general interest books.

The campus sits beside designated park land in north Toronto. Trails behind the building are maintained by city park staff, used during our Backs In Motion run/walk, and enjoyed year round by CMCC staff, students and surrounding community residents.