The Examining Board of Natural Medicine
was first formed as The Examining Board of Natural Medicine
Practitioners Inc., founded in 1998, to service the need of an ever
growing demand for natural medicine health care in Ontario. The founding
directors adopted the
principles and model of the WHO sanctioned Medicina Alternativa
Institute - Alma-Ata 1962 Accord.
In 2003, the
founding directors established The Examining Board of Natural
Medicine Practitioners™ Canada, affectionately known as EBNMP™ Canada, a
Not-for-Profit Corporation #4138929. As a result of this new
Not-for-Profit Corporation, all other entities that would resemble or
bear the name of EBNMP™ were closed. Furthermore, in order to safeguard
the identity and services of our members, we established
trademarked and protected titles.
The World Board of Natural Medicine (WBNM) retains all trademark,
certification mark, and other ownership rights and written permission
must be obtained before usage.
Since 2008, EBNMP™ Canada has functioned as an
for Natural Medicine Practitioners© who are identified by the
WBNM titles. It maintains its high standards
of professionalism and its mandate is to support and protect
Divisions adhere to strict guidelines on the standard
of natural medicine practice as well as the use of World Board of
Natural Medicine trademarked titles and designations. The structure of
the EBNMP™ Canada Association is a committee comprised of the Chairman,
the President, the Secretary General and Regional Directors who are
tireless in their support of the natural medicine movement and are
versed in provincial issues.
The EBNMP™ Canada Association
registers members by the Province in which they practice and keeps a
record of the same membership information as the official Registration document (WBNM
Certificate). It is only valid as long as the WBNM registration is
active. Renewal stickers are not needed for this certificate.
Why Should You Register
EBNMP™ Canada Association believes that the
resurgence of interest in Natural Medicine should and will encounter
close scrutiny from individuals in and outside of the profession of
Natural Medicine. Some Natural Medicine Practitioners are still
unregulated and this has led to a number of untrained individuals in the
field of Natural Medicine. The public, for the most part, has no way of
differentiating between trained or untrained Natural Medicine
Practitioners. EBNMP™ Canada Association is seeking to create a greater awareness of
professionalism, ethics, research and educational standards, to protect
the public and to satisfy the growing need for an ever increasing,
well-rounded health care system. EBNMP™ Canada Association believes that if we do
not set standards for ourselves, OTHERS will set standards for us that
are not in accordance with our philosophy and training as Natural
EBNMP™ Canada Association's qualified registrants
must meet a specific standard of education to assure the public that
they have met the educational, ethical and upgrading standards of a
registering body to which they are accountable. EBNMP™ Canada
Association does not
represent any one particular Natural Health Profession; it is comprised
of a multidisciplinary group whose members are Naturopaths, Homeopaths,
Acupuncturists, Osteopaths, Dentists, Holistic Medical Doctors,
Chiropractors, Nutritional Medicine Practitioners, Eastern Medicine
Doctors and Lifestyle Management Practitioners.
Individuals interested in becoming
registered must pass qualifying examinations prior to registration and
must agree to abide by the Code of Professional Ethics as set out by
EBNMP™ Canada Association.
EBNMP™ Canada Association Objectives
To develop and maintain standards
of education and practice for Natural Medicine Practitioners©
according to WHO Benchmarks for Training.
To promote Natural Medicine as a
viable option for individuals in Canada, through affiliations and
To adhere to and maintain a strict
Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct for the protection and
rights of the practitioner.
To maintain a registry of members
who meet the standards for Natural Medicine practice, as determined
by the WBNM or Government Regulations, as appropriate.
To support ongoing practitioner educate by
circulating a newsletter, hosting a Natural Medicine
Conference and encouraging research to further the development of
Natural Medicine in Canada.
To foster co-operation between
Natural Medicine Practitioners© and other Health Care
To work towards the establishment of a regulated College of Natural Medicine.
The profession of natural medicine is
not new to Canada however the classification by which it is defined is
still in a process of change.
EBNMP™ Canada Association represents professionals of varying skills which all fall
under the classification of Natural Medicine Practitioners and
Therapists. EBNMP™ Canada Association has made the very first step in
working towards the establishment of a regulated College by identifying the titles and
developing the Scope of Practice under the
Government of Canada’s Trademark Laws. In this way members can be
recognized by various health Organizations, Insurances and Government