Protecting the Public

The College of Naturopaths of Ontario is the governing body for the profession in Ontario. As a regulator, the College’s goals are to protect patients and support their right to safe, competent and ethical care. The College holds its Members – about 1,500 naturopaths across the province – accountable for their conduct and practice.

The roles and powers of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario are set out under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Naturopathy Act, 2007.  The main roles of the College are to:

  • Issue certificates of registration to naturopaths who have met the professional requirements, enabling them to practise.
  • Develop, monitor and update Standards of Practice and other Guidelines. These are the rules that every naturopathic doctor working in Ontario must follow.
  • Assist naturopaths to remain current with their practice and grow their knowledge throughout their careers. This includes setting out quality assurance and continuing education programs, and practice hour requirements.
  • Investigate complaints against naturopaths and conduct hearings as needed for possible professional misconduct or incompetence.

Citizen Advisory Group

Are you passionate about patient-centric care? Want to make a difference?

The Citizen Advisory Group was formed to bring the patient voice and perspective to health care regulation in Ontario. Its members provide essential feedback on a variety of topics including professional rules, standards and policies, strategic priorities and communications directed at the public.

If you or someone you know is passionate about patient-centric care, we encourage you to consider applying to join the Citizen Advisory Group. We need a broad range of patients to be represented and their experiences considered.

 Click here, for more information or to apply to be a member.

We Are One of Ontario's 26 Health Regulatory Colleges

These Colleges were established to protect the right of Ontarians to safe, competent, and ethical health care. All 26 organizations are members of the Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges in Ontario. Learn more about your rights as a patient and how Colleges can help you access a health care professional by clicking the button below.