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The Canadian Naturopathic Association (CNA)


The Canadian Naturopathic Association (CNA) has been the national voice of the naturopathic profession since 1955. The Association’s mandate includes promoting the profession across the country and facilitating communication within the profession.

The Canadian Naturopathic Association advocates for regulatory change at the federal level to ensure the availability of botanical and homeopathic medicines, and dietary supplements for effective patient treatment. It ensures that the expertise of naturopathic doctors is utilized on Health Canada’s regulatory advisory committees. At present, the CNA’s advocacy focus is on reform of the current regulation of natural health products under the Food and Drug Act, and in obtaining practitioner status for naturopathic doctors.

Naturopathic doctors registered in British Columbia must complete four years of professional training at a recognized college of naturopathic medicine. Pre-admission requirements include three years of pre-medical studies at a university. Training includes basic, medical, and clinical science; diagnostics; naturopathic principals and therapeutics; and extensive clinical experience under the supervision of licensed naturopathic doctors. Graduates receive the title "N.D." or Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.

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