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Strategic Plan 2016-2018

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario has invited all Council members, the College leadership, and external consultants to participate in a Strategic Planning session on March 7, 2016.

The overarching aim was to:

Establish strategic priorities and corresponding timelines & activities over the next 2 years’.

The group made strategic decisions about future priorities based on four criteria:

  1. Required for public protection (to increase safety; reduce risk)
  2. Must-have requirements for regulatory compliance or operations
  3. Evidence of need – addresses critical issue or trends that affects safe, effective and ethical practice by registrants
  4. Enables efficiency and effectiveness of the futures operations and activities
The College establishes four strategic directions and key activities for each, and recognizes eight organizational values that would help the College deliver on its mandate:

To regulate the profession in the publics’ interest.

Strategic Directions

Building the public and profession’s confidence in our governance and regulation of the profession.

Key Activities

  1. Fulfil mandate and commitments
  2. Enhance governance manual to include risk management framework and council information & decision making tools
  3. Approve annual budget & operational plan and confirm performance monitoring methods and frequency
  4. Develop and enact work plan for addressing the Doctor title
  5. Confirm and communication Acupuncture standards

Ensuring practitioners meet the entry-to-practice requirements and are competent to deliver safe, effective and ethical care.

Key Activities

  1. Oversee the completion of the PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition) process to assess if practitioners in the Grandparented class meet the entry-to-practice competencies to move to the General Class and to maximized the number of assessments completed by April 1, 2018
  2. Confirm and communicate English proficiency expectations
  3. Confirm work plan activities for implementing the Quality Assurance program
  4. Initially focus Quality Assurance activities on meeting the record keeping standard of practice.

Developing and sustaining effective relationships with the public, our profession and other regulators

Key Activities

  1. Create material for the public and profession that describes the College’s mandate and governance, including what it is unique about the College and profession
  2. Design and implement a communications plan for key stakeholder groups – outline communication materials, methods, frequency, etc.
  3. Confirm language policy in communicating with applicants and registrants
  4. Implement a collaborative initiative with other regulatory colleges

Creating a culture of shared core values that drive our activities and relationships

Key Activities

  1. Describe organizational values and outline implications for Council, Committees and College staff
  2. Revisit the Human Resource Policies to ensure alignment with values
  3. Utilize values in College activities and relationships