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Acupuncture & Shiatsu:
News and Updates

 

November 2013

Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists recognized in the HCAI system effective November 4, 2013: Read more

New Jurisprudence Course Test Date Here

Upcoming Dates for the Safety Program Tests: Here


March 2013

Application for Registration with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario

The transitional Council is ready to receive applications for the following classes of registration:

- Grandparented
- General (Provisional)
- General (LabourMobility)


The Guide to Applicants and Application Forms are available for
downloading from our website: www.ctcmpao.on.ca
.

General (Provisional) Registration
The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario have now added Provincial requirements for download. Please read the Guide to Applicants for General (Provisional) Registration carefully to learn the details regarding the application process. Click here
 

February 2013

Grandparented Registration Application Form

The Grandparented Registration Application Form is now available. Please read the Guide to Applicants for Grandparented Registration carefully to learn the details regarding the application process. More Details Here


September 2012

Students can now download the: Jurisprudence Course Handbook  for Self Study. Candidates are encouraged to start studying the handbook immediately on their own or with peers in small study groups.


February, 2012

The Shiatsu School of Canada was recently at the Supreme Women's show in Peterborough, Ontario.  Watch the video here!  Also be sure to look for our new classes coming to Peterborough soon.


February, 2010
The Regulatory College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario are starting to finalize acupuncture competence standards within Ontario with the hopes of implementing a national standard based on the British Columbia Acupuncture Regulations.

Visit this link for further information from British Columbia's Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture Regulatory College Committee: http://www.ctcma.bc.ca/validation.asp

Regulation within Ontario will be based on learning competencies (topics covered in training), full clinical training hours and years of experience.

Please stay informed, a lot of misinformation is out there.
Visit the Regulatory College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario for the most accurate information on this topic, public meeting dates and other useful information.

Or, call The Shiatsu School of Canada Inc. & SSC Acupuncture Institute to arrange a meeting either over the phone or in person to discuss further: (416) 323-1818 ex.25 or Toll Free 1-800-263-1703 ex.25.


July, 2008
Highly anticipated; the Council for the Regulatory College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario has been decided:

Transitional Council Members

Cedric K.T. Cheung (executive and communications committees) - President
Lynn Bowering (executive and finance committees) - Vice-President
Ian Eng (executive and communication committee)
James Fu (executive, professional practice/standards and communication committees)
Joanne Pritchard-Sobhani (executive and registration committees)

David Bai (finance and professional practice/standards committees)
Kristin Bulmer (registration committee)
Zhao Cheng (finance and registration committees)
Richard Dong (registration and communication committees)
Ellen Hanna (communication committee)
Sharon Lam (finance committee)
Henry Maeots (registration committee)
Ruth Pike (professional practice/standards committee)
Catherine Elizabeth Wilson (professional practice/standards committee)
Mary Wu (finance and professional practice/standards committee)

The Regulatory College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario is a government body which will govern the practices and educational standards within Ontario. Those practicing acupuncture and/or TCM must register with this regulatory college (http://www.ctcmpao.on.ca/) in order to practice within the province of Ontario.

 The practice and educational standards have yet to be determined. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SSC at (416) 323-1818 ex.22 or ex.25 or call our toll free number at 1-800-263-1703. Or, check back here for ongoing updates.

 The following link details the current by-laws developed by this new regulatory college: http://www.ctcmpao.on.ca/regulation_of_tcm.html

 To contact the Regulatory College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario please view this link: http://www.ctcmpao.on.ca/contact_us.html


April, 2008
The Registrar for the Transitional Council of the new College TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario announced the development of a new website for the new regulatory college. More updates to follow.


January, 2008
Ongoing discussions taking place between The Shiatsu School of Canada and Emily Cheung from the Registrar for the Transitional Council of the new College TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. More updates to follow.


October 10, 2007:
B.C. to add acupuncture as a supplementary benefit
Acupuncture treatments will be included for the first time in Canada as a supplementary benefit for Medical Services Plan (MSP) in British Columbia. This has set a milestone in the history of TCM in Canada and it opens the door  for future integration of TCM into the Health Care System. For details, please click here to read the news release.


August 31, 2007
McGuinty Government Announces Registrar Of The College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Appointment of Registrar a Major Step in the Development of the College

Emily Cheung has been named as the Registrar for the Transitional Council of the new College TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

The McGuinty government is moving forward with the development of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario by appointing Emily Cheung as the Registrar to provide guidance and support to the Transitional Council of the College, Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman announced today.Click here for the press release.


May 7, 2007
The Ontario Government posted the positions for members of Transitional Council for the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario this past weekend. 

"The Transitional Council exercises the powers of a council of a health regulatory college to carry out the statutory objectives of a college to serve and protect the public interest."
www.pas.gov.on.ca

Formation of the Transitional Council is the next step towards the creation and implementation of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

Transitional Council Posting can be found on the Public Appointments Secretariat Web Site under Advertised Positions.

The Shiatsu School of Canada Inc and SSC Acupuncture Institute is following development closely in regards to the interests of their students and graduates. To discuss how this may affect you as an acupuncture student or graduates, please feel free to contact Enza Ierullo, Executive Director of the school.


May 4, 2007
Register for the May 27/28 Acupuncture 101 course and receive $50 off. Now only $75. This is a great way to see if acupuncture is the right career path for you. Click here for more details.


April 15, 2007
Kate Kent, Director of our TCM and Acupuncture programs, will be teaching a one day facial acupressure without needles workshop this May. For more information, click here.


December 12, 2006
New:
  The Shiatsu School of Canada is pleased to announce an early start date for the shiatsu diploma program. Students are now able to start their first course in April '07. This will allow students to:

         ease in or back in to the classroom environment

         lighten the course load in September

         start the program while continuing to work (the first class if offered one evening and half a day Sunday per week)

         ensure your position in the September start program

For more information about this option, please contact our admissions office at  416.323.1818 x25  admin@shiatsucanada.com .


December 8, 2006
New:
 With the passing of Bill 50 (the bill that will regulate acupuncture in Ontario), the Shiatsu School of Canada Inc. and the SSC Acupuncture Institute have launched their first ever full time acupuncture program. Students will be able to start their training in September '07 and complete their 1600 hour diploma program in just over 1 year. Healthcare professionals with course exemptions will be able to complete their training in even less time. For more information about this option, please contact our admissions office,  416.323.1818 x25 admin@shiatsucanada.com.


November 24, 2006
News:
On November 23, 2006 Bill 50 (the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006) passed third reading in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. For a copy of the amended bill, please click here.

The Shiatsu School of Canada Inc and the SSC Acupuncture Institute is committed to meeting the requirements as outlined by the new College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. For more information on our acupuncture diploma program, please click here.


November 15, 2006
Reminder:
  Applications for the alumni scholarship for students entering any diploma program at the Shiatsu School of Canada Inc and the SSC Acupuncture Institute from high school is February 15, 2007. This $500 scholarship is a great way to finance your post secondary training. For an application or more information, please contact our admissions office at 416.323.1818 x25  admin@shiatsucanada.com.


November 2, 2006
Special Offer:
We are now offering a special student rate ($50 off) for our Shiatsu 101 course. This introductory course is a great way to learn the basics of shiatsu therapy and to determine if shiatsu is a potential career path for you. For more information, please speak to your guidance department or contact our admissions office at 416.323.1818 x25  admin@shiatsucanada.com.