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The OICC is a not-for-profit regional centre of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).

CCNM logoSince 1978, the CCNM has been Canada's premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine. As a charitable educational institution, the CCNM offers a rigorous four-year, full-time doctor of naturopathic medicine program. The College educates, develops and trains naturopathic doctors (NDs) as primary health-care practitioners through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind, body and spirit.

CCNM is also home to the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC).  Interns at the RSNC improve their patients’ health by identifying and treating the underlying causes of illness, employing therapies such as lifestyle counseling, nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture/Asian medicine, manipulation, homeopathic medicine, and hydrotherapy/massage. The RSNC is a dynamic naturopathic teaching clinic where senior clinicians and ND supervisors conduct more than 26,000 patient visits per year.

The CCNM is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME),  the accrediting agency for naturopathic colleges and programs in Canada and the United States.  The CCNM is one of seven accredited naturopathic colleges in North America.


Since naturopathic medicine plays such an important role in cancer care, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians has created a board certification process for NDs who specialize in cancer.

 “The CCNM is committed to a healthier tomorrow.  We have positioned ourselves to change the future of health care in Canada. I invite you to work with us in driving this change.” 

Bob Bernhardt, CEO and President, CCNM


Voices of Support


“I applaud the OICC’s commitment to being a leader in integrative oncology research. From interactions with mutual patients, I realize that the clinical care provided by the OICC has real value to the people under our care, and that this care can and should be expanded to others. With the research that we’ve done together already and the approach you take in science and clinical care, I believe the OICC will achieve great prominence as a valuable resource for patients.”

Andrew J.E. Seely, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Associate Scientist, Ottawa Health Research Institute
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa
Research Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Critical Care Medicine of The Ottawa Hospital

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