In 1999-2000 two exceptional ladies, Susan Hamilton RPN and Irma Bubolic RN, had both a vision; to develop the Therapeutic Touch Network of Québec. These two devoted teachers were passionate to see that the network grew and blossomed into a full-blown flower. Taking their guidance from the Ontario Network, they structured the Québec Network in a similar pattern. A new network was born !
In February 2005, the Therapeutic Touch Network of Quebec was incorporated with the Government of Quebec as a non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote the practice and acceptance of the Krieger-Kunz Therapeutic Touch method and to assure the public of the quality of the treatment given by its members.
It aspires to give access and to promote public awareness of Therapeutic Touch in Hospitals, Palliative Care Centres, Hospices and Senior Residences.
In addition, members are given an opportunity to maintain their skills by providing training, workshops and practice groups located in NDG Montreal, Kirkland in the West Island. All members of the Therapeutic Touch Network of Quebec benefit from discounts on all workshops and practice day events and retreats.
The Order of Nurses of Quebec recognize Therapeutic Couch as a self-development course for those nurses who are applying for their licence.
In 2007 Therapeutic Touch was taught at the John Abbott College as part of the Continuing Education program.
In 2010, The Quebec Practitioner’s Workbook was designed and published in English and in French based on the workbooks of the Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario and the Therapeutic Touch Network of the Atlantic Provinces.
The Therapeutic Touch Network of Quebec website www.ttnq.ca was created in 2011. The TTNQ also created a new permanent pamphlet in 2012.
Therapeutic Touch is a modality being offered at the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre.
The Therapeutic Touch Network of Quebec is a member of the Therapeutic Touch Networks of Canada.
A Liability insurance has been set-up for all practitioners of Therapeutic Touch by the Therapeutic Touch Networks of Canada. Details may be obtained from their website at www.ttnc.ca