As the holiday season is approaching and 2021 draws to a close I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the year gone by. No question. 2021 was a challenging year for the world as a whole and for each of us as individuals. Rather than dwell on the negative I would like to highlight some of the many wonderful things that have transpired in the last year.
Firstly, we partnered with the University of Calgary for an exciting project called the Complementary Health Integration Project (C.H.I.P.) this year to help those in our community suffering from pain, mental health, and addiction issues. It not only allowed us to research the effectiveness of CAM on these conditions but allowed us to provide hundreds of treatments at no charge to members of the Calgary community. This could not have happened without the help of the University of Calgary – From the practitioners and the participants in CHIP, we thank you.
I can’t imagine a more difficult time to be a student with social distancing and being thrust into online learning and all the changes that have come with it. Despite all of that our students are displaying their resilience and adaptability and, not just surviving, but thriving. A big round of applause goes to all of our recent graduates who have successfully the grueling licensing exam to join our profession! You should be doubly proud of your accomplishments – I know we are.
With gratitude, on behalf of everyone at the ACATCM, I would like to send you all Season’s Greetings and warm wishes for a safe, healthy, and prosperous 2022!
2022 is an especially noteworthy year for us – it will be our 25th anniversary. We are looking forward to celebrating this milestone with you!
Dr. Benny Xu, Executive Director