CMAAC, the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada is a non-profit, charitable organization registered with the Federal Government. From its inception in 1983, its mandate has been to lobby for regulation of TCM and Acupuncture for the best interests of the public and to protect the high repute of the TCM community. There are eight chapter offices across Canada along with chapters in Hong Kong. In 1987, CMAAC became a member society of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) which is the only international acupuncture organization recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
In all these areas, we have achieved great success. TCM and Acupuncture is now a valuable part of mainstream culture thanks in part to the efforts of our members who have united behind a code of ethics. CMAAC has fostered alliances with the provincial and federal governments, and assists the Ministry of Health on many assignments.
Our Objectives Include:
- Collaborating practitioners of Eastern and Western Medicine,
- Accepting only high standards of education and training for TCM/A practitioners,
- Promoting TCM and Acupuncture as an integrative and primary healthcare
- Attending international conferences to participate in the scientific exchange of research
- Acting as an educational vehicle for the public, and
- Working in partnership with organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund and the Canadian Health Care Anti-Fraud Association