As a part of its mandate, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario develops (or amends) regulations, policies, standards and practice
guidelines necessary to regulate the profession in the public interest.
The development process includes a consultation period during which we
seek the feedback of stakeholders, including Members of the profession,
the public, other health regulatory colleges, professional associations, and educators in order to understand the effectiveness and impact on the
public and the profession.
The feedback the College receives from these consultation processes
allows us to review the work that has been completed to-date to ensure
that we have met our public interest mandate.
Comments received during a consultation process are reviewed by the
appropriate Committee of the College and by the Council as part of the
decision making process. All feedback is carefully considered, even
that which is not reflected in the final regulation, policy, standard
The College Council is conducting a Governance Review to identify global governance trends and modern best practices that could further enhance public trust and safety in how the profession of naturopathy is governed. The Governance Review includes consulting with stakeholder organizations, the public, our Members, and other interested parties.
Learn more about the Governance Review