About the Council

In health care, self-regulation is a partnership between the public and the profession.  Each regulatory college is run by a council, which is like a board of directors, and is made up of members of the profession (elected by their peers) and members of the public (appointed by the province).  Council sets out the strategic and policy direction, while a staff team led by a Registrar carries out a regulatory college’s day-to-day work.  Under the Naturopathy Act, 2007 and the By-laws of the College, the Council will have eight professional members elected across the province and public members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Public representatives sit on every committee and hearing and are part of every Council decision, so the public voices and interests are always heard.  As part of transparency, meetings of the Council are open to the public.