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.

Osteopathy Canada

The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy is recognized by Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN). The National organization representing complete Type 1 Osteopathic education in Canada. OSTCAN is recognized across the country by the private insurance industry for its extremely high standards in education, professionalism and fraud prevention. It has affiliate professional associations in several provinces, and more affiliates in the works! OSTCAN stands by its members and is committed to promoting the highest standards of osteopathic care while protecting the patient community.

OSTCAN British Columbia

CAO graduates who wish to practice in British Columbia and be recognized by Private Insurance Benefits, are eligible to apply for entry into the OSTCAN BC, an affiliate member association under OSTCAN.

OSTCAN Alberta

CAO graduates who wish to practice in Alberta and be recognized by Private Insurance Benefits, are eligible to apply for entry into the OSTCAN Alberta, an affiliate member association under OSTCAN.

Ontario Osteopathic Association

CAO graduates who wish to practice in Ontario and be recognized by Private Insurance Benefits, are eligible to apply for entry into the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA), an affiliate member association under OSTCAN.

OSTCAN Quebec

CAO graduates who wish to practice in Quebec and be recognized by Private Insurance Benefits, are eligible to apply for entry into the OSTCAN Quebec, an affiliate member association under OSTCAN.

OSTCAN Nova Scotia

CAO graduates who wish to practice in Ontario and be recognized by Private Insurance Benefits, are eligible to apply for entry into the OSTCAN Nova Scotia, an affiliate member association under OSTCAN.

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

“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! 

Is A Rewarding Career In Osteopathy Right For You?

If you’re interested in learning more about a career in osteopathy and exploring whether the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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