Information for NDs
The College of Naturopaths of Ontario one of many health system partners that are involved in regularly scheduled teleconferences with the Ministry of Health and that receive daily Situation Reports on COVID-19’s impact on Ontario.
This webpage as well as our Information for the Public page and COVID-19 updates page will be updated whenever new information becomes available. We encourage you to check back.
We have also created a set of FAQs and answers on COVID-19 as it relates to the practice of naturopathy in Ontario.
COVID-19 is a designated disease reportable under Ontario’s public health legislation. Naturopaths have a responsibility to report suspected cases of COVID-19 to their local public health unit.
Registrants Advertising & Claims About COVID-19
Any statements by naturopaths about the prevention and/or treatment of COVID-19 (beyond the information that is available from public health authorities) are inappropriate, potentially harmful, and likely to violate the College’s Standard of Practice for Advertising. When brought to the attention of the College, such statements will be forwarded to the Inquiries, Complaints & Reports Committee for investigation.
The College’s Standard of Practice for Advertising prohibits marketing and/or advertising that is false, inaccurate, reasonably capable of misleading the public, unverifiable, or contrary to the public interest in the practice of the profession.
Read the latest blog post from our Manager of Professional Practice’s on Providing immune support to patients during COVID-19.
Ontario Health Workforce Portal
The Ontario government is taking further action to stop the spread of COVID-19 by actively recruiting health care workers to increase the frontline capacity of hospitals, clinics and assessment centres.
The government’s Health Workforce Matching Portal enables health care providers with a range of experience to join the province’s response to COVID-19. The portal will match the availability and skillsets of frontline health care workers to the employers in need of assistance to perform a variety of public health functions, such as case and contact management.
There are many resources available to Registrants about the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Ontario that offer updated information, guidelines and more.
- The Ministry of Health provides regular updates on the status of cases in Ontario for health professionals, and updates for the public. This dedicated web page will be updated every weekday at 10:30 a.m. ET with the most current information on the status of cases in the province. The Ministry’s website also provides specific guidance for health care providers.
- Public Health Ontario offers a resource page for health care providers professionals, including best practices.
- The Government of Canada’s website provides daily updates on COVID-19 in Canada as well as information about the federal government’s response.
- Public Health Ontario recently hosted a webinar about COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control for Regulated Health Professionals. Click here to view the webinar recording.
Find all the latest COVID-19 updates on this page.