Gender Identifiers with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario

Posted On: April 11, 2022

As legislated through the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (the College) collects data from you, the Registrant, both at initial registration and annually at renewal, to support the Ministry of Health (the Ministry)’s, health human resources planning and research.

While previously restricted to collecting ‘sex’ (male or female only) in adherence to the Ministry’s Health Professions Database, we are pleased to inform you that the Ministry has recently amended their data element ‘sex’ to ‘gender’, allowing for all of Ontario’s regulatory health colleges to provide their registrants the option of an unspecified gender identifier.

In support of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Registrants who would like to have their gender identifier on file with the College amended to ‘unspecified’, are invited to contact

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