MAHCP – A BRIEF HISTORY
- On October 22, 1970, the founding meeting was held at the Winnipeg General Hospital of the Manitoba Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (MAMLT); 74 members.
- By 1975, membership had grown to 500 and the First Executive Director is hired – Lorne Renaul.
- June 12, 1975, we changed our name to The Manitoba Paramedical Association (MPA) to reflect our membership, which now included Physiotherapists, Radiology Technologists, Respiratory Therapists, EKG Technologists and Technicians.
- In 1985 the Association once again changed its name to better reflect its diverse membership to the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals (MAHCP). Membership had grown to 948.
- The Association continued to grow, attract new disciplines and occupations to its fold such as Medical Sonographers, Occupational Therapists and Pharmacists.
- 1995 the membership had grown to 1,300 in over 30 disciplines.
- By 1997, representation rose to approximately 1,400 members in thirty-three professions, in twenty-nine individual health care facilities.
- By the year 2000, MAHCP membership has grown considerably to approximately 2,100 members in over 60 professions including Audiologists, Dietitians, Case Coordinators, Resource Coordinators, Mental Health Workers, Pastoral/Spiritual Care Workers, Psychologists, Recreation Therapists and Social Workers in both the community and institutional settings.
- Urban votes in 2002 increased membership to 3,400 members.
- October 2005 at the AGM; full-time President carried.
- Currently the Association represents over 3,600 health care workers in over 160 professions.
This page was last updated on July 19, 2012