TORONTO, ON - The Tzu Chi Foundation is opening a new, first-of-its-kind Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic at Humber College’s North Campus. The clinic will be open to the public and offer integrated and personalized protocols of TCM. 
“The clinic is a living laboratory to provide applied, work-integrated-learning and clinical placement opportunities for our students that they couldn’t get anywhere else,” said Chris Whitaker, Humber president and CEO. “Working with the Tzu Chi Foundation, we will also provide the community with access to regulatedhigh quality Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies and elevate the standards of practice in the field.”  
Gary Ho, CEO, Tzu Chi Foundation Canada and Chris Whitaker will formally launch the partnership and open the clinic on Friday, October 5 at Humber’s North Campus.
“We are committed to continually improving the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and providing more members of the community with access to highly-trained and experienced TCM practitioners with different expertise from Canada or other parts of the world,” said Mr. Ho, CEO, Tzu Chi Foundation Canada. “We look forward to doing so alongside students in the first-ever publicly-funded Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program.”

Event:                          Opening of the Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Date:                            Friday, October 5, 2018
Time:                           12 p.m.
Location:                      Humber College North Campus, Room C105
Interviews/Photos:         Speakers and Humber’s TCM students
About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber College is a global leader in polytechnic education. Combining in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber provides career-focused education to 33,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students across three campuses. The college offers a comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, postgraduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit
About the Tzu Chi Foundation
Established in 1966 and headquartered in Hualien, Taiwan, the Tzu Chi Foundation is an international charitable organization with Special Consultative Status awarded by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The Tzu Chi Foundation Canada (TCFC) was established in 1992. In the past 26 years, volunteers have extended Tzu Chi’s missions in support ofcharity, education, medicine, culture, humanity, international relief, and environmental protection to communities in Canada.
“Guarding health, guarding life and guarding love” are the core values of Tzu Chi’s Mission of Medicine. In Canada, Tzu Chi’s team of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners have been providing not-for-profit medical services and humanitarian medical assistance, as well as promoting public awareness of preventive care.
For information on the activities of TCFC in Eastern Canada, please visit

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For more information, please contact: 
Nadia Araujo
Media Relations and External Communications Specialist
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
416.675.6622 ext. 5479;
Irene Tse
Public Relations Officer
Tzu Chi Foundation West Toronto Office