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WFC Unveils New Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy. September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020


The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has today published its new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy. The policy, ratified by the WFC Board of Directors at its meeting on August 18, replaces the outgoing Equality and Diversity Policy and is the product of extensive consultation with a range of stakeholders within and outside the chiropractic profession.

Equity policy coverThe policy expands upon previous commitments to address discrimination and promote inclusivity in all areas of the WFC’s work. Importantly, it shifts its language from equality to equity, recognizing that different individuals and groups may need particular support in accessing services and benefiting from opportunities. By taking affirmative action, the WFC will work to ensure that those who are commonly subjected to discrimination and are under-represented will have their voices heard.

With a global mandate, the WFC is committed to ensuring that people from all regions, cultures and backgrounds can take part in, and benefit from, its projects and initiatives. The new policy sets out a series of commitments on issues of recruitment, appointments and promotional activities and undertakes to create an inclusive environment for all.

Discrimination occurs when people are treated less favorably on the grounds of race, age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Secretary-General Dr Richard Brown commented, “Events of 2020 focused the world’s attention on issues of racial inequity, prejudice and injustice. This policy reaffirms our commitment to tackling discrimination in all its forms and to ensuring that we positively embrace diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organization. By doing so, we can be an engine for growth and can foster innovation, creating thinking and problem solving.”

The new policy can be found at www.wfc.org/equity 



Back On Track Announced As 2020 World Spine Day Theme. July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

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WSD Back on Track logoToronto, July 21, 2020. World Spine Day, October 16 each year, is a global day of action to highlight the burden of spinal pain and disability and promote optimum spinal health. The theme for this year’s World Spine Day (#worldspineday) is “Back on Track” (#backontrack).

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in lockdown measures that have restricted people’s ability to undertake physical activity and keep mobile. Working from home has led to increased reports of back and neck pain. World Spine Day’s 2020 campaign will emphasize how people can get “Back on Track”, re-energize themselves with healthy spine habits and restore their activity levels.

Back pain is the largest single cause of years lived with disability. Proper prevention and ensuring a healthy spine – made up of 24 separate vertebrae and over 60 joints - is therefore of paramount importance. Evidence supports regular movement and activity so that the spine can function properly, keeping you upright and protecting your spinal cord and nerves.

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Logan University Announced as New WFC Premier Corporate Partner. June 19, 2020

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Toronto, June 19, 2020

Logan location prLogan University has signed a three-year agreement to become the Premier Corporate Partner of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC).

Announcing the partnership, WFC Secretary-General Richard Brown commented, “We have a longstanding relationship with Logan University and are delighted to be partnering in this way. As a strong supporter of our #BeEPIC campaign, we know that Logan is aligned with our vision, mission and values. The range of programs offered at the university reflects its commitment to interprofessional, collaborative care and their extensive history of delivering evidence-based, quality chiropractic education makes Logan an excellent fit for the WFC.”

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CORONAVIRUS: Advice for chiropractors. June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

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On March 11, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As of June 14, 2020, there have been over 7.69 million confirmed cases globally. There are currently over 427,000 confirmed deaths. Chiropractors are primary contact health care professionals and to protect themselves, their patients and their communities they must stay current with the latest scientific evidence, information and advice. In many countries around the world chiropractors have ceased providing direct, hands-on care to patients in response to governmental or health policy advice. The global situation regarding COVID-19 is evolving daily and advice may change over time pending developments and emerging scientific knowledge. This updated advice note is current as of June 14, 2020, based on WHO source material and has been produced with advice and guidance from the WFC Research Committee and WFC Public Health Committee.


Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the recently discovered severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections in humans. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. On January 30, 2020 the International Health Regulations Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern" and on March 11, 2020 it was officially declared a pandemic.


The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its advice on masks on June 5, 2020. It advises that masks should be worn as one part of a comprehensive strategy to suppress transmission and save lives. Masks are not sufficient on their own to prevent transmission and other measures, such as hand-washing and physical distancing, are equally important. Full WHO guidance on the use of masks can be found here.

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WFC Executive Officers 2020-2022 Announced. May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

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DSC 9659 Vivian Kil webToronto, May 15, 2020. At a meeting of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) held on May 7-8, 2020, the Board of Directors elected Executive Officers to serve two-year terms of office.

Dr Vivian Kil M.Chiro, DC, of Beek, The Netherlands was elected WFC President. Dr Kil is a graduate of AECC University College in the UK and practices full-time in a multidisciplinary clinic, where she is the owner and clinic director. She is the youngest elected President in the WFC's 32-year history and its first female leader. Before her election to President, Dr Kil served in the capacity of Interim President from May 2019. She is a past president of the Netherlands Chiropractic Association and a former vice-president of the European Chiropractors?Union. Dr Kil has
represented the WFC's European region on the WFC Board of Directors since 2016.

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WFC issues statement of solidarity with WHO. April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

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At a time of significant threats to global public health, the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) stands in solidarity with World Health Organization (WHO) in its role of promoting health for all and in protecting population health in all nations.

WHO is the United Nations' specialist agency for health. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we consider that the role of WHO has never been more important in coordinating a unified, global response to the spread of COVID-19. In countries with strong health systems and in those whose health systems are fragile, the role of WHO is critical in bringing together scientific, epidemiological and clinical experts to guide the response of Member States and minimize loss of life.

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