The Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine (also known as Tzu Chi Clinic or just TCC) is a not-for-profit organization born out of a collaboration between Tzu Chi Foundation Canada and Humber College. Opened in September 2018, TCC’s mission is to elevate the standards of practice in the field by making high-quality Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) accessible to the community, and through collaboration in education, research, and practice.
Tzu Chi Clinic is operated by Tzu Chi Foundation Canada (also known as Tzu Chi Canada or TCFC), the Canadian arm of Taiwan’s Tzu Chi Foundation. TCFC is a registered charity that was founded in 1992 by Mr. Gary Ho, who was inspired by Dharma Master Cheng Yen to bring Tzu Chi’s Four Major Missions — Charity, Medicine, Education, and Culture — to the Great White North. From the national head office in Vancouver, Tzu Chi Canada’s volunteers and donors have brought their unconditional love and contributions to communities across the nation. Currently, Tzu Chi Canada has over 40,000 regular donors and over 2,200 volunteers with 9 offices in cities coast-to-coast, including Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Calgary, Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Montreal, and Ottawa.
Located within Humber College’s North Campus, TCC also hosts the Humber TCMP Student Clinic. Treatment is provided by the students of Humber’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner advanced diploma program as part of their clinical placement requirements, under the care of Humber-selected supervisors with valid CTCMPAO* membership.
*The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) is the governing body established by the government of Ontario, under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006. The College governs the practice of traditional Chinese Medicine in Ontario in the public interest. For more information, please go to www.ctcmpao.on.ca.