Associations & Affiliates

We have spent many years creating and building connections with other leaders in osteopathy, to make our profession stronger, safer, respected, and effective.

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Graduates of the CAO are eligible to join the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA). This is because the CAO is an OOA approved education provider. To be be approved by the OOA means that the CAO’s curriculum has undergone a comprehensive audit to ensure best practices in its curriculum, clinical training, testing, faculty & more.

The OOA is a voluntary professional association that is know for its high standards in Education, Professionalism and Fraud Prevention. It is recognized across the board by the private insurance industry. All members have a minimum of 4 years and 4200 hours of education, are fully insured and vetted by police check, plus they are required to comply with continuing education requirements and ethical practice guidelines. The OOA stands by its membership and is committed to promoting the highest standards of osteopathic care while protecting the patient community. For a full list of osteopathic practitioners and interactive, searchable map, please visit the OOA website

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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.

Canadian Institute of Classical Osteopathy

The Canadian Institute of Classical Osteopathy (CICO) is a continuing education entity dedicated to the preservation of the original osteopathic principles that define the profession.

The CICO brings international historians and lectures to Canada every month with the goal of developing the practice of manual osteopathy while keeping with the founding principles that define the profession.

All CAO graduates are listed in the CICO’s National Registry of Classical Osteopathic Manual Practitioners; the most elite education listing in the profession.

International Institute of Classical Osteopathy

The International Institute of Classical Osteopathy (IICO) was formed in 2012 in an effort to unify the individual national Institutes of Classical osteopathy around the world and give them a unified voice.

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“The Osteopathyst” – Canadian Journal of Osteopathy is Canada’s professional Osteopathic Journal representing principles-based history, theory and treatment. This publication is presented by the Canadian Institute of Classical Osteopathy (CICO).

Japanese Institute of Classical Osteopathy (JICO)

Under the direction of the highly experienced Kazunori Matsuzawa, this association offers comprehensive educational courses and advanced study programs for osteopathic practitioners in Japan. Our Principal Robert Johnston, along with CAO Faculty, lectures for JICO several times a year in Japan. In addition, Mr. Matsuzawa and his staff, are frequent visitors to The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. As a classical institute, JICO is committed to sharing the founding principles of osteopathy as the pillars of osteopathic education. Check out photos from our visits from 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.