Community Outreach Clinics

Community Outreach Clinics

CCATCM provides outreach clinics to those in need of services or those who are unaware of the healing benefits of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Once a month, the CCATCM provides treatments free of charge to specific groups in need. These clinics serve as an opportunity for clients to receive treatments they may not otherwise be able to access or afford.
If you are a non-profit organization, nursing home, self-help group, school, etc. that has clients in need of our services, please contact us at . We would be happy to arrange an outreach clinic to assist you. 


Fairview Family Resources Centre
Parent n’ Tot Meeting Place
Program Evaluation
Date: February 14, 2012

Facilitators: Students of the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

What service(s) did you receive, and did you enjoy the service(s)?
Approximately 10 parents participated in scalp, face, neck and shoulder massages. All of the participants enjoyed the service(s) and some stated it was their first time having a massage.

The students who provided the services were…
Knowledge about the services they offered, very friendly and welcoming, punctual, neat in appearances and dressed appropriately, (all wore white coats and sported name tags). The students were all very culturally aware and sensitive to newcomers needs. All students were of a professional calibre and explained the steps to the participants as they were providing the service.

What benefit has this service provided you?
Several participants expressed their enjoyment of the service. Benefits included: the opportunity to relax, the opportunity to have a free professional massage (many of our participants would not usually indulge in such a luxury as they live on fixed incomes) The convenience provided (as they did not have a to worry about finding childcare) and the stress relief if provided them.

Based-on your experience today and the free service provided to you, if the student providing this service was established in their own business, would you feel comfortable referring a friend to them?
Most of the participants said they would refer their friends to the student providing the service.
Reasons being: Very professional, thorough in the message, made me feel comfortable and important, and was eager to please.

In closing, on behalf of the participants and staff at the centre, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to both you and your students for offering such a fantastic service to us.

Many of the parents attending our centre are living on fixed incomes, without medical insurance and would most likely not be able to afford this type of service. You and your students helped them to have a Valentine’s Day I am sure they will remember for some time to come.

Thank you for sharing your time and talents with the community!


Ruth Power-Byrne
Resource Worker
Fairview Family Resource Centre