Non-Statutory Committees


The following are brief descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of each of the Non-Statutory Committees of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.  Complete terms of reference for each of the Committees are available for download from the Resource Centre.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is a non-statutory committee of the Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is established pursuant to section 12.02 of the by-laws the Committee Terms of Reference Governance Process policy (GP06).  

The Audit Committee shall review and make recommendations to the transitional Council for approval with respect to:
  • the annual financial statements, having discussed them with the Auditors;
  • the Auditor’s Report on the annual financial statements, and related issues including accounting practices and financial controls;
  • the appointment of the auditors and their fees; 
  • the reasonableness of estimates included in financial statements;
  • the adequacy of disclosure of major transactions and issues;
  • any areas of disagreement between management and the Auditors;
  • the adequacy of the systems of internal control;
  • the financial Executive Limitations policies to ensure compliance;
  • such other matters that are within the scope of the Audit Committee in accordance with legislation.
Examination Appeals Committee

The Examination Appeals Committee is a non-statutory committee of the Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is established pursuant to section 12 of the Registration Regulation and the Committee Terms of Reference Governance Process policy (GP06).  

The Examination Appeals Committee shall:
  • Develop policies and procedures governing the process for filing and hearing appeals of results of the clinical examinations of the College;
  • Receive, review and dispose of appeals of the clinical, intravenous infusion therapy and therapeutic prescribing examinations filed by candidates who have sat and failed a clinical examination.
Nominations and Elections Committee

The Nominations and Elections Committee is a non-statutory committee of the Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is established pursuant to section 12.02 and section 10 of the bylaws and the Committee Terms of Reference Governance Process policy (GP06).  

The Nominations and Elections Committee shall:
  • Review and make a final ruling on any disputes regarding a Member’s eligibility to vote in an election (s.10.07 of the bylaws);
  • Review and make a determination on the acceptability of the biography and personal statement submitted by a candidate for election (s. 10.13 of the bylaws);
  • Upon the request of the Registrar, assist the Registrar in the supervision and administration of elections of candidates for the Council (s. 10.16 of the by-laws);
  • Upon a referral from the Executive Committee, shall hold an inquiry into the validity of the election of the member of Council referred by the Executive Committee and shall make a report and recommendations to the Council.
Scheduled Substance Review Committee

The Scheduled Substances Review Committee is a non-statutory committee of the Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is established pursuant the Committee Terms of Reference Governance Process policy (GP06).  

The Scheduled Substances Review Committee will review submissions made to the Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario for amendments to, including but not necessarily limited to deletions, alterations or additions of drugs or substances to Schedules of the Controlled Acts Regulation.

The specific duties of the Committee are as follows:
  • To develop and review, from time-to-time, and submit to Council for approval the forms for use by stakeholders who wish to make a submission for a change (addition, deletion or alteration) to the schedules of substances established under the Controlled Acts Regulation;
  • To review submissions from Stakeholders on merits and where appropriate make recommendations for acceptance of the amendment to the Council;
  • To review and analyze feedback received from Stakeholders under the mandatory consultation process and present the findings to the Council;
  • To undertake any other duties with respect to the Schedules of Substances under the Controlled Acts Regulation as assigned by the Council.
Complete terms of reference for each of the Committees are available for download from the Resource Centre.