Founded in 2008, the Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Colleges of Canada (FTCMCC) represents members of FTCMCC across Canada, and is the national voice of traditional Chinese medicine education in this country.
September 28, 2008, in BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, 8 presidents and educators of Colleges of Traditional Chinese Medicine across Canada, gathered together, to discuss the desire and the opportunity to create a platform to promote professionalism, standardization, and high quality education. The meeting considered the establishment of recognized standards imminent in current education system. The discussion led to the instituting of the Federation of Colleges of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Canada. Although the FTCMCC focused on training Acupuncturists, TCM practitioners and TCM doctors, but may also play the role of bridging differences between Canada and China in the field of traditional Chinese medicine education.
FTCMCC aims to establish a national standard for the training of competent acupuncturists, TCM practitioners, and doctors of TCM. We strive to advance excellence in education, research and service through partnership among member colleges, and through collective leadership, expertise and advocacy.
- To promote and advance the interests of Canadian colleges of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture
- To provide programs and services to Canadian colleges of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture,
- To represent Canadian colleges of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture to licensing and regulatory bodies, the public, governments, news media, educational institutions, other associations of health care colleges, and the health care industry,
- To develop and promote standards of education, training, accreditation, ethics, and conduct amongst Canadian colleges of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture,
- To conduct and support scientific research into traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture,
- To co-operate with governments, and with other registered charities in furtherance of these purposes.
Bylaws and Policy
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