Career Opportunity – Interim Executive Director

Position Title:
Interim Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
Location:    Richmond, BC

About us:

The British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) is the voluntary professional organization that represents BC’s chiropractors. We are dedicated to advancing the chiropractic profession through public awareness, advocacy to government, and collaborating with other health professionals to improve the lives of British Columbians.

Spine, muscle, nervous system and related conditions affect 8 out of 10 British Columbians at least once during their lifetime. Chiropractors are experts trained to diagnose the cause of pain, treat that pain, and help prevent it from coming back allowing people to lead healthy, active lives.


The British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) is seeking a temporary Executive Director to fulfill a maternity leave, beginning approximately April 16, 2018, and expiring January 7, 2019, with the possibility of up to a 1-month extension at the beginning and end of the term (March 19, 2018 to February 2, 2019) for the purposes of training and transition.

Reporting to the Board, The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the affairs of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA), its staff and its facilities. These responsibilities are intended to support the success of the mission and strategic directions of the BCCA and to assist in positioning the BCCA as a recognized leader in the field of chiropractic and regulated health professions. The ED actively seeks opportunities to be an ambassador for the profession and in coordination with the activities and guidance of the Board, Committee Chairs, and members in general, identifies opportunities to actively promote the chiropractic profession.


You are an articulate communicator and have a demonstrated political savviness in building and enhancing relationships with a broad group of stakeholders and professionals. You have a proven track record of creating and maintaining a positive working environment, building a culture of trust, respect, and professionalism. You are an empathetic leader, who leads by example and are able to effectively deal with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner. You are a passionate role model and advocate who works to engage the team and harness their passion and commitment. You have extensive experience leading and managing operations and an understanding of governance in member driven and/or multi-stakeholder organizations. Previous experience in not-for-profit management an asset.

How to apply:

If you’re passionate about health and improving lives, and this position fits your career plan, send your resume and letter of interest to BCCA’s Executive Director at 

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BCCA is thrilled to introduce our new webinar series: Understanding and Managing Pain

Did you know that here in BC, 20% of the population suffers from some form of chronic pain? Chiropractors have a significant opportunity to play a larger role in BC’s healthcare landscape. One of the ways in which BCCA is working to integrate chiropractors into this landscape is through our partnership with Pain BC.  

As a lead-up to the Pain Management Program, which is being developed in partnership with Pain BC, and which will be available to BCCA members in the fall, we are thrilled to present our members with a free webinar series: Understanding and Managing Pain. This series serves as an introduction to some of the concepts, which will be explored more in depth during the program.

Beginning March 30, BCCA will offer 3 free lunch-hour webinars. Webinars will last 45 minutes (30-minute presentation and 15-minute Q&A). Webinars are free but we do ask for pre-registration in order to reserve limited spots.


Webinar 1: “Putting the Science of Pain into Practice” with Dr. Richard McIlmoyle 

Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Richard McIlmoyle, DC, Chiropractor at Achieve Health Clinic and Instructor at West Coast College of Massage Therapy

In this webinar Dr. McIlmoyle will present:

  • An overview of pain from a biopsychosocial viewpoint vs. a pathomechanical viewpoint
  • Understanding the generation of pain (Placebo/Nocebo effects)
  • Applying these concepts in practice: managing patient expectations in order to help them have better outcomes, and the role of adjustment in chronic pain.
 *If you missed this webinar, a recording of it will be available to BCCA members in May/June, after the 3rd live webinar*

Webinar 2: “Chiropractic: A Key Piece of the Chronic Pain Puzzle”
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 12:15 – 1:00 pm. 
Presenter:  Dr. Demetry Assimakopoulos, DC, Clinical Coordinator at the UHN Comprehensive Pain Program and Chiropractor at Centre for Fitness Health and Performance.  

In this webinar Dr. Assimakopoulos will discuss the complex puzzle of chronic pain, how chiropractors provide an essential piece in that puzzle and how they fit with the other health professionals on the team. He will examine the burden of chronic pain, and what has been tried and what has failed to relieve this burden. Finally, he will discuss the tools at a chiropractor’s disposal, as well as what can be added to the chiropractors’ toolbox to help ease the burden for their patients

*If you missed this webinar, a recording of it will be available to BCCA members in May/June, after the 3rd live webinar*

Webinar 3:
 “Chronic Pain & CBT: A Treatment Tool for Chiropractors”

Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 12:15 – 1:00 pm. 
Presenter:  Judy Le Page, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist, Adjunct Professor, Division of Rheumatology, University of British Columbia.

In this webinar, Dr. Judy Le Page, Registered Psychologist, will provide a brief description of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), some of the key principles behind CBT, and how CBT has been used to treat anxiety and depression. She will also discuss some of the key cognitive and behavioural factors associated with chronic pain, and how CBT skills can be incorporated into a chiropractic practice in order to engage the chronic pain patient in treatment, and help facilitate their rehabilitation process.

 Register Now