Research Foundation

The Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) is the profession’s national research funding organization. Its primary objective is to improve the health of Canadians through research and innovation into spinal health care.

The CCRF has been instrumental in establishing chiropractic Research Chairs and Professorships at universities across the country. Its financial grants also assist doctors of chiropractic to obtain their Masters and PhD degrees and to establish themselves in multi-disciplinary research positions. This is one of the ways in which the profession continually nurtures a research culture that informs quality, evidence-based, patient care.

Meet Some of Our Leading Researchers

  • Dr. Greg Kawchuck

    Through research, Dr. Kawchuk is working to uncover the science behind this pain in an effort to provide better treatment and prevention methods for the benefit of all Canadians.
  • Dr. Mark Erwin

    Dr. Erwin is a Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Professor who is conducting vertebral disc stem cell research. His findings cast new light on spinal conditions such as degenerative disc disease and could soon lead to more effective treatments.
  • Dr. Jean-Sébastien Blouin

    Dr. Jean-Sébastien Blouin discusses his spine research at the University of British Columbia.

Become a Member

Being a member of the CCRF gives you the benefit of online research update bulletins. Your membership dues go directly to support CCRF researchers.

Request membership information.

Support Research

Supporting spinal health research is just a click away. Your contribution can make a difference to the quality of life of many Canadians suffering from chronic back pain and spinal conditions. Donate online at Canada Helps, a secure donation website for not-for-profit organizations.

CCRF Directors and Officers