Our Mandate

Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN) believes that adherence to the highest international standards will result in Canadian osteopathy receiving its due respect and recognition. For those reasons, OSTCAN’s mandate is to ensure that Canada’s educational and professional standards are based on the highest international standards.

Our Mission

Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN) represents provincial osteopathic associations that adhere to the highest standards in education and professionalism. As its national council, OSTCAN represents provincial member organizations in seeking Canadian regulatory standards of the highest international standards, including those in the United Kingdom and Australia.


OSTCAN requires that its member associations uphold a membership requirement that meets the Type 1 standard as outlined by the World Health Organization Benchmarks for training in Osteopathy.


OSTCAN engages private insurance stakeholders in discussions relating to the importance of adhering to internationally recognized standards when approving Canadian osteopathic practitioners as recognized health care providers for group benefit holders.


To become an OSTCAN approved educational institution, all educational providers must complete a full and comprehensive audit of their curriculum, testing, and viability. This is completed by OSTCAN’s independent academic consultants.

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Our Provincial Member Organizations

British Columbia
Nova Scotia

More coming soon…

Contact Us

Email:  communications@ostcan.ca

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