The Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC) is an organization dedicated to advancing the chiropractic profession. It is governed by a council who is responsible for setting policy for the Alberta profession and ensuring regulations are met in regards to public safety.
Johnston Research was employed by ACAC to conduct a qualitative research assessment to gather feedback from ACAC members on a proposed Nomination Committee model that would expand on their current council nomination process, based on other nomination models used in regulated health professions and not-for-profit organizations.
This research engaged ACAC members through a focus group in Edmonton and a series of telephone interviews, with members in Calgary and rural Alberta, to gather feedback on the proposed nomination process.
The feedback gathered by Johnston Research during the focus group and telephone interviews allowed the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors to identify key issues and concerns with the current nomination process. The research also guided the ACAC in implementing immediate, short, and long-term changes to their committee nomination process.