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Canadian Chiropractic Association helping class of 2020 graduates

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

When COVID-19 shut down Canada and the world in early 2020, chiropractic students set to graduate suddenly faced unique challenges, the largest being their inability to get licenses until December 2020 at the earliest. For Junmo Lee, a 2020 Canadian Memorial Chiropractic graduate, this has been a year of uncertainty. “We lost the last two months of clinical internship and wouldn’t have known where to look for help,” he says. “But the CCA is looking out for new graduates – providing resources and advocating for us. It’s been reassuring during these difficult times knowing that someone has our backs. “The Class of 2020 was graduating during such an unprecedented time with so much uncertainty,” says Alison Dantas, CCA CEO, “We had to reach out and help them, whether they were from a Canadian program or overseas, and let them know they’re part of the chiropractic family.” The CCA identified four areas where we could make a difference. Recent graduate,  Junmo Lee Emotional Support The Class of 2020 needed a meeting place to feel connected and supported. We created a CCA Responds: Private Class of 2020 Facebook Group that allowed real-time interaction. Graduates posted messages, got questions answered and discussed what was on their minds. Two hundred…

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An inside look at the CCA with Dr. Ayla Azad

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dr. Ayla Azad has been a CCA member since 1999. In April 2020, she joined the association as its Director of Professional Practice. In this role, she brings her clinical, research and teaching experience to inform programs and strategies that will best support chiropractors across Canada. We asked her what she has learned about the

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From nurse to chiropractor – to pandemic nurse

Friday, July 24, 2020

From nurse to chiropractor – to pandemic nurse Montreal chiropractor Dr. Viet Nguyen graduated from nursing school in 1997 but could never have imagined using those skills 23 years later during a global pandemic. Dr. Nguyen’s chiropractic journey started during a nursing placement in a pain clinic where he prepared medications and solutions to inject

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Member spotlight: Dr. Cassandra Laleye

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, companies, organizations and people around the world shared images of black screens on social media with #BlackoutTuesday to reflect on racism and police brutality. The CCA posted on Instagram. But we didn’t expect what happened next: One of our members, a Black chiropractor, urged us to do more. Dr. Cassandra Laleye

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