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Strategic Plan 2018-2021

In March 2018, the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario held a session to update its inaugural strategic plan.

The overarching aim of the day was to establish strategic priorities and key activities over the next 3+ years.

The group agreed to make strategic decisions about future priorities based on three criteria:

  1. Public Protection – Activities that advance public safety, government direction and public expectations
  2. Compliance – Activities that are a must-have requirement for regulatory compliance
  3. Realistic – Activities that can be achieved given capacity, resources and timing

The College established four strategic directions with key activities, and recognizes seven organizational values that would help the College deliver on its mandate to regulate the profession in the public interest.

Strategic Directions

Ensuring policies and practices are consistent with good governance and adaptable to changes in the regulatory environment

Key Activities:

  1. Keep abreast of and participate in provincial regulatory modernization activities
  2. Introduce governance & organizational performance measures and monitoring process
  3. Enhance Council / Committee training & evaluation processes

Ensuring practitioners are able to effectively work in collaborative environments and competent to deliver safe, effective and ethical care

Key Activities:

  1. Develop standards of practice including professional ethics and prevention of sexual abuse
  2. Find opportunities for inter-college & inter-profession collaboration at point of care and organizational levels
  3. Enhance Quality Assurance Program and continuing education opportunities

Enhancing information and communications to ensure ongoing effectiveness in understanding or participating in College activities and processes

Key Activities:

  1. Continue to educate members about College requirements, standards and activities
  2. Engage public in determining information needs & respond accordingly
  3. Reach out & engage with students, academic institutions, other regulatory colleges and provide relevant information

Enhancing the public’s awareness and knowledge of TCM to ensure they seek and access appropriate services from a regulated TCM practitioner and/or acupuncturist

Key Activities:

  1. Identify program approval criteria & initiate process to ensure education of competent practitioners
  2. Define & communicate what is meant by TCM acupuncture and competent practice
  3. Implement a class of members that can use the Dr. title – ensure excellence in competence