The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine offers Canada's only four-year, full-time professional program in naturopathic medicine, in addition to a broad range of professional development, general interest and certificate programs.
CCNM is committed to being the profession's college sin Canada, producing excellence in naturopathic medical education, clinical practice and research.
Naturopathic medicine is a complete and co-ordinated approach to health care. It is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies and gentle techniques.
Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine are specialists in natural medicine and preventive health care, integrating scientific knowledge with traditional healing wisdom. They are health-care professionals who use safe, gentle, non-invasive therapies to assist the whole person in maximizing the body's inherent self-healing capacity.
THE PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
The following tenets govern the practice of naturopathic medicine:
1. Identify and Treat the Causes <Tolle causam>
2. First Do No Harm <Primum non nocere>
3. Doctor as Teacher <Docere>
4. Treat the whole person
5. Emphasize prevention
6. Support the healing power of the body <vis medicatrix naturaae>
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is officially recognized in North America by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). In 1995, it attained candidate for accreditation status. This is the first step toward full accreditation. It means CCNM has met the eligibility requirements of the accrediting council and complied with its standards.
Candidacy affords CCNM the same rights and privileges as an accredited institution. The process takes approximately five years and CCNM is exactly on schedule. The college still has to fulfill further requirements for full accreditation and is very optimistic about attaining this level in early 2000. In the interim, CCNM graduates are eligible to write licensing exams in all Canadian and American jurisdictions with regulatory legislation.
Tuition for the current 1997/98 academic year is $12,750 Cdn.
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is located in Metropolitan Toronto, at the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. A location map is available, outlining major transportation routes to the College.
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