Regulated Professions in Canada
In Canada, the regulation of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) varies by province. In some cases, practitioners may be required to meet certain training standards and obtain licensing and/or registration required by a regulatory authority. It is your responsibility to be aware of these regulations and notify your students, where necessary. If your course does not meet the minimum requirements set forth by relevant regulatory body(s), practitioners may not be eligible for insurance in that region.
Special Note About Ontario
Complementary healthcare in Ontario is heavily regulated and professions such as Naturopathy, Massage, Psychotherapy, Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture require practitioners to obtain a license through a profession’s regulatory body.
In addition, all complementary therapy professionals (i.e. Reiki, Aromatherapy, etc…) in Ontario are required to obtain a holistic practitioner license, which requires practitioners to become a member of an approved Holistic Association listed in the Toronto Municipal Code TMC Chapter 545.