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What are the advantages of an AAQ membership?

NEWS FLASH - EXCLUSIVE  benefits for the members of the AAQ 
HEALTH AND DISABILITY INSURANCE
CPR  for health professionnals - ON DEMAND 


WHY JOIN THE ASSOCIATION

FOR YOUR PROFESSION: The AAQ, with the support and financial help of its members, can address and work on political and socio-economical aspects of our profession. 

FOR YOUR CLINICS: The AAQ offers a referral service for all your clinics via its public info-line, its website and its presence in numerous Health Fairs. The AAQ also publishes a bi-annual periodical, flyers, posters, promotionnal matérials and AAQ clinical receipts.

FOR YOUR CLIENTS: The AAQ promotes TCM and acupuncture in your communities and is available to answer their questions. The AAQ prepares flyers for specific cienteles and problematics based on demands received by clients and members. 

FOR YOU : As a member of the AAQ, you will gain access to a dedicated community of colleagues who have the same challenges as yourself. You will be able to participate in Health Fairs and public awareness activities to promote TCM. You will have access to an INSURANCE PLAN for you and your family. You will be elligible to benefit from competitive prices for certain continuing education activities and may obtain personalized assistance and legal aid (1 hour) should the disciplinary committee of the Order convocate you (certain conditions do apply).


ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES OF THE AAQ

Our activities and services are linked to our Mission as well as the needs and priorities determined by our members. Depending on our annual budget which is dependant on membership fees the AAQ can maintain, coordonnate or add activities or services in accordance to the identified priorties and needs. 

Disseminate and promote acupuncture and TCM in our communities.

Public Information service: The AAQ offers an information service to the general public, in conjunction with a platform used to refer members.
INFO LINE : 1-800-363-6567 or 514-982-6567 
Information and promotional materials: The AAQ produces for acupuncturists and their clients: leaflets, booklets, posters, promotionnal information brochures, official AAQ receipts.

OUR SUPPLIERS ARE : 
DISTRIBUTION LARIVIÈRE MEUNIER
LIERRE
MIKADAN

Media and public presence: The AAQ participates in various tradeshows, congresses, and conferences, publishes articles, and makes guest appearances on radio and television shows.
Advertising: Budget permitting, the AAQ develops and finances regional and national advertising campaigns.
Publication of TCM magazine: the AAQ publishes biannually a TCM periodical. It is free for members.

Défend our professionnal and socio-economique interests.

Referral service: Our members benefit from a referral service through different levels:
-- Public Info Line.
-- AAQ website.
-- Social média 
-- AAQ's participation in public and media events.

Continuing Education
The AAQ organizes accredited training sessions, but also prioritizes and participates in the development of affordable and dynamic training activities, such as plenary sessions and practical workshops.

CURRENT OFFER - CPR CLASSES given by FORMATION VITALE - on demand - 70$


Legal aid service
In the event of a disciplinary summonning by the « Ordre », the AAQ will cover the cost of the first hour of consultation with its legal team for its members. 

Member Assistance
As a professional organization, the AAQ has access to a more resources to assist its members. 

Representation, lobbying, consensus building
Through an independent group such as the AAQ, you can express your opinions and share your comments with the relevant authorities. Given the legislation to which it is subject, the «Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec» must maintain a certain degree of neutrality in a number of different matters. For this reason and in these circumstances, it is even more important to work together to ensure professional representation. The AAQ is well positioned to assume this role with the support and involvement of its members.

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MEMBERSHIP FEES :

ACTIVE STATUS – referral services available
only for registered acupuncturist with the Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec (OAQ)

  • ACTIVE - regular = 247.20 $
    215.00 $ + tps 10.75 $ + tvq 21.45 $ = 247.20 $ taxes included
  • NEW GRADUATE = 178.21 $
    155.00 $ + tps 7.75 $ + tvq 15.46 $ = 178.21 $ taxes included (first 2 years)
  • PARENTAL LEAVE = 132.22 $
    115.00 $ + tps 5.75 $  + tvq 11.47 $ = 132.22 $ taxes included (birth or adoption)

INACTIVE STATUS – no referral services - off duty

  • TEMPORARY INACTIVE = 86.23 $
    75.00 $ + tps 3.75 $ + tvq 7,48 $ = 86.23 $ taxes included 
    Membre acupuncteur en arrêt de travail temporaire. Retrait des listes de références. La réactivation par la suite au « statut ACTIF » est possible. Frais prorata s'appliqueront.
  • RETIRED = 75,00$
    65.23 $ + tps 3.26 $ + tvq 6.51 $ = 75.00 $ taxes included for retired acupuncturist
  • STUDENT - LONG = during studies = 75,00$
    65.23 $ + tps 3.26 $ + tvq 6.51 $ = 75.00 $ taxes included
    membership during formative years in acupuncture - proof of studies
  • STUDENT SHORT = one year = 50.00$
    43.49 $ + tps 2.17 + $ tvq 4.34 $ = 50.00 $ taxes included
  • SYMPATISER = 50.00$
    43.49 $ + tps 2,17 $ + tvq 4,34 = $ 50.00 $ taxes incluses
    Sympatiser to the AAQ mission and TCM in general (public, clients, etc.)

YOUR ASSOCIATION
Our members are our greatest strength. It is with their interests and support that the AAQ can offer and maintain its services. 

Become a member of the AAQ as of today.
Our profession, its challenges, your ideas, your passion.
Together, we can build the futur.

FOR MORE INFO ON THE AAQ CONTACT US: 
Association des Acupuncteurs du Québec
info@acupuncture-quebec.com
SIÈGE SOCIAL (514) 564-5115 ou 1-844-564-5115