Our Partners And Affiliates
Since the beginning, the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy has dedicated time and resources to creating and building connections with leaders of the highest standards in osteopathy–to make our profession stronger, safer, more respected, and increasingly effective.
Ontario Osteopathic Association
Graduates of the Canadian Academy of osteopathy are eligible to join the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA). This is because the CAO is an OOA approved education provider. The OOA is a voluntary professional association that is well-known for its high standards in education, professionalism, and fraud prevention. It is recognized across the board by the private insurance industry. The OOA stands by its members and is committed to promoting the highest standards of osteopathic care while protecting the patient community.
The CAO is a proud member of Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN). OSTCAN believes it is critical that Canadian osteopathy is defined in terms of the highest international standards in order for Canadian osteopathy to secure their due respect on the international scale. 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
All CAO graduates are listed in the Canadian Institute of Classical Osteopathy’s National Registry of Classical Osteopathic Manual Practitioenrs– the most elite education listing in Canada. The Canadian Institue of Classical Osteopathy (CICO) is a continuing education entity dedicated to the preservation of the original osteopathic principles that define the profession. As part of this goal, the CICO brings international historians and lecturers to Canada every year.
The International Institute of Classical Osteopathy
In an effort to unify the individual national institutes of classical osteopathy, the International Institute of Classical Osteopathy (IICO) was founded in 2012. This allows the institute and its affiliates to act as a unified whole, focusing on the education and promotion of classical osteopathy around the globe. At the CAO, we are proud to be an affiliate of the IICO!
“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). Many of our graduates and faculty members have made contributions to the Journal.
Japanese Institute of Classical Osteopathy
Under the direction of Kazunori Matsuzawa, this association offers comprehensive educational courses and advanced study programs for osteopathic practitioners in Japan. Along with faculty members of the CAO, Principal Robert Johnston lectures for JICO several times a year. In addition, the CAO is lucky to host Mr. Matsuzawa and his staff as frequent visitors. JICO is committed to sharing the founding principles of osteopathy as a classical institute. Visit our Facebook page for photos from our past visits to JICO!