In Canada there are various institutions offering T/CM courses but there is no universal system or standardization. Training programs are provided mostly by private institutes, universities and community colleges independently. There also is a component of T/CM training in allopathic courses but mostly as very short lectures (1).
Because of this lack of a regulatory system, accreditation is largely either done by T/CM associations or the respective institutions based on their own criteria and standards.
Organizations involved for this country’s accreditation of courses currently in our database:
- Massage Therapists’ and Wholistic Practitioners’ (Association of Maritimes) – http://www.mtwpam.com/
- Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) – http://www.aanmc.org/
- Private Training Institutions Branch – https://www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca/
- Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) – http://www.binm.org/
- The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) – http://www.cnme.org/
- North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners – https://www.nabne.org/home/
- Legal Status of Traditional Medicine and Complementary/Alternative Medicine: A Worldwide Review. World Health Organization, 2001, (http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/42452/1/WHO_EDM_TRM_2001.2_eng.pdf, accessed June 2007)