Council Meetings & Materials

In the past, the Council has met four times a year. However, due to a recent Governance Review from the Council, it will meet six times a year starting in 2021. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required, which opens approximately two weeks prior to the meeting date.

Some portions of a meeting may be closed to the public due to the topics discussed. For example, discussions about staff performance are closed in the interests of privacy. When a portion of the meeting is closed, an explanation will be provided and observers asked to leave temporarily.

Due to COVID-19, the Council is currently meeting virtually by video conference. Observers are still welcome.

Observing a Meeting

Given the public interest and safety role of the College, and the authority of the Council to govern its activities, Council meetings must be held in a way that ensures they are not unduly influenced by outside organisations or individuals.

To achieve this, the Council has set rules governing the conduct of observers, including the rule that observers are not entitled to speak to the Council or with its members. These rules have been augmented to accommodate virtual meetings.

Information for Observers – Virtual Edition

Zoom Protocol

Upcoming council meetings

The next Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 27 at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in observing this meeting is invited to pre-register at any time up to January 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

An agenda and supporting materials will be available here seven days prior to the meeting on January 20, 2021.

Pre-register for the next Council meeting here.

Previous Council Materials

Below are agendas and materials for College Council meetings (posted approx. 2 weeks before each meeting date) and the approved minutes of the previous meetings of the Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Council Meeting Materials – Oct. 28, 2017: Please note that a portion of the materials has been redacted in order to ensure that the comments provided cannot be attributed to individual Members of the College.  While it is doubtful that this might occur, the redaction has been made out of an abundance of caution and to reflect the College’s commitment to protecting personal information of individuals.