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College of Chiropractors of Ontario

The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) is the governing body for chiropractors in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the college to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a chiropractor in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2014

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

Reports / Applications

2014

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2014

Applications to Practise Processed by the CCO in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received13614160184
Applicants who became members13614160184

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by the CCO in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received12633580172
Applicants who became members12633580172

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Applications to Practise Processed by the CCO in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received14764840205
Applicants who became members14744840203

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Chiropractors)

Applications to Practise Processed by the CCO in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received16415840227
Applicants who became members16415840227

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010

Applications to Practise Processed by the CCO in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received15513510192
Applicants who became members15513510192

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009

Agreements on the Recognition of Qualifications: The CCO met with all chiropractic regulatory bodies across Canada to discuss the implications of the Agreement on Internal Trade. This meeting identified barriers to labour mobility, proposed ways to overcome these barriers, and created consistency and predictability across Canadian jurisdictions.

For a description of all OFC-monitored developments for this profession for 2009, see the 2009-2010 Annual Report.

Applications to Practise Processed by the CCO in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received23035031
Applicants who became members23023028

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

The CCO submitted proposed changes to its registration regulation to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for review. These changes relate to its registration requirements and conditions.

As of March 31, 2009, the ministry was still reviewing these proposed changes.

Applications to Practise Processed by the CCO in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received15705920218
Applicants who became members15104920202

2007


During the fall and winter of 2007-2008, the OFC undertook a study of the CCO to understand its 2007 registration practices and establish baseline data and information. PDF

Exemplary Practices

The OFC gathers regulatory bodies' exemplary licensing practices so that they may learn from one another. Practices for the College of Chiropractors of Ontario are listed below.

  1. Allowing flexibility for documentation of qualifications

    This practice helps regulatory bodies accommodate applicants...

  2. Developing strategies to ensure consistent decisions

    This practice explores strategies to ensure consistency...

  3. Providing comprehensive information on registration requirements

    The practice will interest regulators who wish to present...


Quick Facts

Number of Chiropractors4,712
Number of Internationally Trained Chiropractors1,297

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2014

Ontario3,404
Other Canadian Provinces11
USA1,256
Other International41
Unknown0
Total4,712
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)28%

The College of Chiropractors of Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the CCO for further information about your ability to practise as a chiropractor in Ontario.