Founded in 2010, the OCDO began as a few members. With a rich and diverse history in the healthcare industry all over the world. The founding practitioners wanted a platform to represent them and their needs for integration in the Canadian industry. Bridging the gaps between insurance, health, health benefits, regulated professions, and the public needs for quality healthcare, the OCDO set out to drive bylaws, create standards and criteria in education requirements to ensure the quality and integrity of its members and committee. While osteopathy is still not regulated in Ontario, the OCDO members practice as though it is and push for action toward regulation.
As the Ministry of Health, the RHPA and other governing bodies in the health sector are constantly evolving and adapting to the ever changing needs of the public. The OCDO strives to remain on the leading edge of these needs to ensure quality in practice and public safety. Our objectives are:
Members of the OCDO have met either Type 1 or Type 2 training programs as set out by the World Health Organization.
To become an active member of the Ontario Council of Drugless Osteopathy (OCDO), applicants must meet specific criteria including, police record checks, first aid certification, maintaining liability insurance, and meet specific requirements for continuing education.
The Board of Directors shall consist of no less than 5 members. All positions will be held for 2 years and will be elected at a vote every second year at the AGM.