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Our Story

This year, 11 million Canadians will suffer with neuromusculoskeletal (NMSK) related pain and disability.

This isn’t just a statistic. These are our mothers, brothers, children, colleagues, and friends. Careers cut short. Families disrupted. Dreams unrealized. Promises broken. Lives made small. Sleepless nights. Breath stealing pain. Reliance on prescription medication. In fact, the direct and indirect effects of chronic impairment eclipses $56 billion a year – in Canada alone!

The Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) is here to help change that.

CCRF’s forty-year commitment to alleviating pain has made it Canada’s trusted source for quality chiropractic research. With the support of generous funding partners, our foundation established research chairs and professorships at all major Canadian universities. Embedding chiropractic researchers within multi-disciplinary healthcare teams was a perfect starting point for our work, as it encouraged cross-functional knowledge exchange that led to valuable advancements for patients and professionals alike.

Today, CCRF remains a world leader in chiropractic research, changing the trajectory of public health care by investing in projects that make a difference. By assisting our dedicated research community, we help to provide answers to today’s most pressing healthcare questions while simultaneously offering essential evidence to inform public policy. We respect research, we respect science, we respect our health care partners. 

Together We Prove. To Improve.

Our Mission

CCRF brings together resources to fuel breakthrough research.

Our Vision

To perpetually fund research that improves musculoskeletal health and related areas of well-being.

Great Moments in Canadian Chiropractic Research

At CCRF we’ve been investing in research that responds to the needs of Canadians and the chiropractic profession, since 1976. Since then we’ve seen incredible advances in NMSK related research. Here are some of our favorites.


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