The Canadian Chiropractic Affiliation examines members’ attitudes in direction of variety, fairness, and inclusion

A groundbreaking survey will help improve access to health care for all Canadians

TORONTO, May 12, 2021 / CNW / – Today the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) launched a research study to explore members’ attitudes, knowledge and awareness of Diversity, Justice and Inclusion (DEI) and their views on DEI in their profession and in their own practices to collect and understand.

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“Our goal is to improve access to safe, non-invasive treatments that can help Canadians lead healthy and active lives, especially in underserved communities,” he says Alison Dantas, CEO of the CCA. “We will use the findings to develop evidence-based strategies to combat inequality and discrimination.”

The CCA recognizes that systemic racism and discrimination exists for blacks, indigenous people and people of color (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ2S + community, people of different religious backgrounds, people with disabilities and women.

“We believe that embracing diversity, equity and inclusion is the best way to address these inequalities,” he said Alison Dantas. “Our goal is to create an inclusive and equitable environment in which patients, chiropractors, board members, CCA staff and members of the public at large are valued for their differences.”

This research project is part of the CCA’s DEI strategy, which was started in October 2020This includes a national DEI task force and free DEI training for members.

“Eliminating health inequalities starts with awareness,” says DEI expert Rima Dib, curriculum and training director at Harmony @ Work. Rima has led the CCA’s DEI training for members, board members and staff. “Understanding what practitioners think of DEI is an important step towards a more inclusive society.”

Researchers from the Center for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation at CMCC, Ontario Tech University and McMaster University conduct the survey and analyze the data.

As part of its DEI strategy, the CCA is committed to the following successes:

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  • Improving access to chiropractic care by ensuring that underrepresented groups have value and access to chiropractic care to lead healthy and active lives;

  • Empowering CCA staff, board members and members to counter and reduce systemic racism and discrimination;

  • Promoting innovation, excellence and integrity in its work by increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in leadership roles in the profession;

  • Promoting open and caring environments where dialogue on diversity, equity and inclusion can take place; and

  • Assessment and promotion of the competencies of cultural agility at all levels of the CCA, with interest groups and with the profession.

Via the Canadian Chiropractic Association

The Canadian Chiropractic Association represents chiropractic doctors across Europe Canada Treat and treat the musculoskeletal disorders that affect the health of millions of Canadians. Each year, at least 4.7 million Canadians rely on chiropractors to help manage the severe burden of musculoskeletal pain and disease. As one of Canada Chiropractors are the greatest primary contact care professions, providing evidence-based, non-invasive, drug-free manual therapies.

SOURCE Canadian Chiropractic Association



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