Toronto, Ontario – March 23, 2017 - Humber College and the Tzu Chi Foundation Canada are partnering to open Canada’s first postsecondary, on-campus Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinic in 2017. Humber is the only publicly funded college in Ontario to offer a comprehensive TCM program, which launched in 2016.

“Together, Humber and Tzu Chi will implement a comprehensive Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic at our North Campus, which will serve both the college and local communities, providing access to alternative care for Ontarians who wish to add TCM to their healthcare plan,” said Jason Powell, dean of Humber’s School of Health Sciences. “Every day our TCM learners will have access to a high quality training facility and living laboratory in which to develop their skills while working with actual patients, giving them valuable real-life experience, while providing healthcare access to the local community.”

Set to open in 2017, the clinic will provide services such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. Tzu Chi will fund the clinic’s construction and operations in Humber-provided space.  The clinic will also support research into TCM efficacy. Tzu Chi will be providing entrance and ongoing scholarships for TCM students at Humber.

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About The Tzu Chi Foundation Canada

Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Canada (also known "Tzu Chi Canada" for short) is founded by its CEO, Mr. Gary Ho, in 1992 under the inspiration of Dharma Master Cheng Yen to inaugurate Tzu Chi’s good works in Canada.  From the national head office in Vancouver, BC, Tzu Chi Foundation Canada’s regular donors and volunteers have expanded their unconditional love and contributions across the nation through the missions of charity, medicine, education, culture, international relief, and environmental care.  Currently, Tzu Chi Canada has over 40,000 regular donors and over 2200 volunteers with 11 offices coast to coast including Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Calgary, Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Montreal, and Ottawa.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 29,200 full-time students and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 150 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit

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For more information, please contact:

Nadia Araujo
Communications Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5479