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 etc.

Current Consultations


By-law Consultation - October 2020


In July 2020, the Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario completed a Governance Review that was initiated in April 2019 by approving a final report entitled Governance Report: A Mandate for Change. The Council also accepted the Governance Report Implementation Plan presented by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College.

Both the Report and the Implementation Plan laid out the Council’s desire to seek meaningful changes to implement those aspects of the Report that could be implemented without legislative change. This consultation document sets out those changes, both in general terms, as well as within the specific sections of the by-laws.

This consultation is being undertaken by the CEO of the College in advance of presenting final proposed changes to the Council at its January 2021 meeting. At that time, the final changes will be presented and the Council will be provided with information learned through the consultation process.

Proposed Changes

The proposed changes include:

- Changes in terminology/nomenclature;
- Changes to the Governing Council;
- Changes to the fees for the Prior Learning and Recognition Program; and
- Housekeeping amendments.

Consultation Timing

The consultation begins on October 7, 2020.  All submissions need to be received no later than end of business on December 10, 2020.

By-law Consultation Document

Send your feedback 

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