Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation

The Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) was established in 1976, and is Canada’s oldest, national chiropractic funding body. The CCRF Board of Directors is made up of elected representatives from across Canada. The organization is funded by chiropractic provincial associations, the CCA, foundation memberships, and ongoing fundraising events.

Research Chair Program

Over the past decade, the CCRF set-off on a revolutionary path for our profession. Under the direction of Dr. Allan Gotlib, the CCRF successfully established 19 chiropractic researchers in universities across Canada, 8 of which are tenured or tenure-track. Previously, less than 1% of the chiropractic profession was actively engaged in full-time health research. Establishing chiropractic researchers within universities was a game changer for our profession.

This esteemed achievement earned Dr. Gotlib an appointment as member of the Order of Canada. And today, our talented Canadian researchers are working around the globe, publishing 100’s of research papers, and receiving 100’s of National and International Research Awards and Honours.

CCRF Vision

A world leader in the chiropractic research community that expands the body of evidence and best practices for musculoskeletal health in partnership with clinicians for the benefit of patients.

CCRF Mission

Support the development of knowledge through chiropractic researchers in Canada.

National Research Priorities

Basic Science

What are the physiologic mechanisms contributing to the clinical manifestation and therapeutic responses in the chiropractic management of chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain?

Clinical Science

What is the effect of chiropractic management on clinical outcomes associated with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction?

Health Systems

Does the inclusion of chiropractic care into an interdisciplinary healthcare setting to address musculoskeletal conditions improve healthcare resource management and patient outcomes?

Population Health

What impact does chiropractic care have on the musculoskeletal health outcomes of specific sub-groups of the population, such as the elderly population and children/adolescents?

The Future of Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation

The CCRF is working towards the establishment of national research priorities. By establishing national research priorities, the Foundation can allow our researchers to study areas with the greatest impact on Canadian patient care, propelling the profession further towards integration and acceptance within Canada’s healthcare system.

Show Your Support: Donate to the CCRF

Both the public and BCCA members alike are encouraged to support research and education in BC through the CCRF to sustain better health delivery and outcomes. The CCRF receives donations directly through the CCRF Donation Form. Donations can also be made online at Canada Helps.