Our Mandate

Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN) believes that to secure Canadian osteopathy its due respect on a global level, it is critical that Canadian osteopathy be defined in keeping with the highest international standards. It is imperative to align with what is being done in countries that are regulated at the highest educational and professional standards around the world.

Our Mission

The purpose of the Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN) is to represent those osteopathic associations in each province that represent the highest standards in education & professionalism. This national council represents their member organizations as they seek regulation and aim to model the regulation standards after countries, where osteopathy has been regulated at the highest international standard, like the UK 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 interfaces with private insurance stakeholders on the importance of adhering to internationally recognized high standards when approving Canadian osteopathic practitioners as recognized providers for group benefit holders.


To become an approved educational institution with OSTCAN all 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

OSTCAN Provincial Associations-03
British Columbia
OSTCAN Provincial Associations-02
OSTCAN Provincial Associations-01
OSTCAN Provincial Associations-05
OSTCAN Provincial Associations-04
Nova Scotia

More coming soon…

Contact Us

Email:  communications@ostcan.ca

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