WATERLOO, ON, July 22 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Podiatric
Medicine says the labour mobility agreement is a perfect fit for the
profession of chiropody and podiatry in Canada.
"Foot care is an integral part of healthcare," says Stephen Hartman, CEO
of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine. "The agreement will allow
qualified individuals that have been trained in Canada and beyond, to move to
areas of the country that are in desperate need of foot specialists, currently
restricted by provincial regulation."
According to Hartman, "Foot disorders are treated the same in every
province and it is unfortunate that provincial barriers have restricted those
individuals in need of care to be limited to where and by whom they can be
With the aging population and diabetes epidemic in Canada the need for
footcare from a regulated chiropodist or podiatrist is increasing
exponentially. "Because there are only two schools that train chiropodists and
podiatrists in Canada, in Ontario and Quebec, reciprocity is vital to allow
graduates to work in all provinces," adds Hartman.
With all provinces moving in the same direction with respect to labour
mobility, Canadians across the country will benefit greatly by these
The CFPM represents chiropodists and podiatrists from across Canada in
the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New
Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
For further information:
For further information: Stephen Hartman, CEO, Canadian Federation of
Podiatric Medicine, at 1-888-706-4444, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org; The CFPM
is located at 200 King Street, in Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 1P9, Phone
1-888-706-4444, Fax (519) 888-9385, www.podiatryinfocanada.ca