Our formal introduction to the CTCMPAO

Allan Mak, Registrar & CEO
College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario
705-55 Commerce Valley Drive West
Thornhill, Ontario L3T 7V9

Dear Mr. Mak:

RE: Traditional Chinese Medicine Ontario – TCMO

We would like to formally introduce ourselves to you and to the CTCMPAO. We are Traditional Chinese Medicine Ontario (www.tcmo.ca), an organization composed of seven board members who have been elected into leadership positions by our colleagues (R.Acs and R.TCMPs) in Ontario.

Our first public meeting was held in February 2016, and we proceeded to hold several more in the following months. The purpose of these meetings was to provide a venue in which R.Acs and R.TCMPs could express their ideas and opinions about the status of our profession. Our vision and mission (see attached) is a distillation of the ideas shared at these meetings, as well as the concerns which were expressed via an online survey which we disseminated in early 2016.

Despite the fact that we have yet to formally announce our existence and our plans, we currently have in excess of 130 College members who have actively opted in. Through our website and social media, our aim is to distribute information geared toward facilitating the requirements of College membership (ie. PLAR resources), QAP/CEU opportunities, as well as information pertinent to the general de-mystification and secure establishment of our profession in Ontario.

Although still in the fledgling stage of our organization, we are actively creating partnerships in the industry and we stand on a solid footing of support, interest and momentum. One of our goals is to maintain an open dialogue with CTCMPAO as well as with existing associations, while engaging the wider community in our vision to promote Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as suitable and viable complements to our current health care model in Ontario.

We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and the other council and committee members on October 3rd. We will call to confirm our attendance numbers.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Campbell GP-R.Ac (Co-Chair) Renee Pilgrim GEN-R.TCMP (Co-Chair)
Natasha Morley-Lissoos GEN-R.Ac (Secretary) Steven Shiran Li (Treasurer)
Seya Moosai-Maharaj GEN-R.Ac (Chair, Public Outreach Committee)
Renee Buchanan GP-R.TCMP (Chair, Communications & Procurement Committee)
Richard Kwan GEN-R.TCMP (Chair, External Liaison Committee)

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Have you been wondering over your morning coffee,

What’s the state of my profession in Ontario"?

Have you thought

Who will represent my interests to Insurance companies”?

and

How can we advocate to the Government” ?

Today, those answers are here!

TCMO (Traditional Chinese Medicine of Ontario) is pleased to announce that membership in the organization is now available, and affordable!

Now, you may be asking, “What is TCMO?”  We represent You! We are a responsive, membership-oriented association of professionals. Our interim board consists of four dedicated, interested individuals in the acupuncture and TCM fields who are volunteering their time and expertise to benefit the profession as a whole.

“But, isn’t that what the College does?” Simply put, No. The CTCMPAO represents the needs of the public, and TCMO represents the needs of the professional membership that serve the public.

TCMO is here to serve you. Benefits of membership include:

  • Recognizing and supporting the profession
  • Representing your interests to extended health care providers/insurance companies
  • Advocating on your behalf to the Government of Ontario
  • Educating the public about the benefits of Acupuncture and TCM
  • Connecting with the CTCMPAO to advocate for your interests
  • Access to CEU’s and distance learning course providers with member discounts
  • Access to a private forum of Ontario professionals in Acupuncture and TCM
  • Membership input into the direction of TCMO in a democratic, responsive and functional way

We are the voice of practitioners to other healthcare providers, to the Government, to the College and to the public.

TCMO is your voice.

Join now!