The goals of professional organizations in the massage, bodywork, and traditional medicine industry are usually rather broad, covering a range of topics.
In this post, we take a look at the associations and organizations in Canada that support Ayurveda wellness professionals and Ayurvedic Medicine as a whole.
Professional organizations and associations for Ayurvedic Medicine are about supporting and empowering the professional community; spreading, promoting, and sharing Ayurveda; establishing and maintaining standards of education, accreditation, certification, ethics, professional competency and licensing; safeguarding consumer interests; developing Ayurveda educational and training programs; assuring recognition and acceptance of the Ayurvedic profession; to name the most important aims.
Below then an overview of the Ayurveda associations and organizations in (or related to) Canada.
Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America
The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) aims at bringing the healing science of Ayurveda and its modalities to the forefront of integrative medicine in the West.
It’s a platform that unites Ayurvedic and integrative medicine health professionals, students, academic institutes, and corporations throughout North America and internationally.
The AAPNA also created the F.A.A.P.N.A., which is the Fellow of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. The AAPNA is located in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
Ayurveda Association Of Canada
The mission of the Ayurveda Association Of Canada (AAC) is to nurture the growth and presence of Ayurveda in Canada and empower the Ayurvedic community. The AAC is located in Mississauga, Ontario.
Canadian Ayurveda Members Alliance
The Canadian Ayurveda Members Alliance (CAMA) is a Not for Profit national organization representing the Ayurvedic profession in The Canada.
Its mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the philosophy, knowledge, science and practice of Ayurveda for the benefit of humanity. The CAMA is located in Ottawa, Ontario.
Canadian Ayurvedic Practitioners Association
The Canadian Ayurvedic Practitioners Association (CAPA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit, professional organization of Ayurvedic Practitioners. The CAPA is located in Brampton, Ontario.
International Council of Ayurvedic Physicians
The International Council of Ayurvedic Physicians (ICAP) is a registered Non-Profit Organization dedicated to Lord Dhanvantari (The Original Teacher of Ayurveda).
It’s an association of Ayurveda, Yoga, Abhyanga Massage Therapy, Astrology, Vaastu, among other treatments and therapies. The ICAP is located in Toronto, Ontario. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a website or social media page.
The Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners™ Canada
The mission of the Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners (EBNMP™) is the certification and registration of Natural Medicine Practitioners© and Practitioners of Natural Healing™ in order to deliver safe and effective options for Health Care.
The EBNMP Canada™ has also created guidelines for the safe and effective practice of Ayurveda in Canada, adhering to the Benchmarks of The World Health Organization. The EBNMP is located in Ajax, Ontario.