Alternative medicine clinic closes – Health – Tzu Chi Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine clinic closes – Health – Tzu Chi Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – Brief Article

VANCOUVER — The Tzu Chi Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, will close at the end of March, its board decided. In the spring of 2002 the Ministry of Health cut its operating grant for Tzu Chi and other funding partners followed suit, eliminating half the operating budget. The organization attempted to increase its revenues from new services, memberships and charitable donations, which did not materialize. The institute was initiated in 1996 with a a $2 million gift from the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Canada. The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation were among the supporters of Tzu Chi. 604-875-4769

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