ND (Naturopathic Doctor)
The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) has been the national voice of the Canadian naturopathic profession since 1955. The CAND membership consists of over 2,000 Canadian naturopathic doctors and naturopathic medical students. All are graduates of, or students in, an accredited four-year, post-graduate level, naturopathic medical program. The CAND is instrumental in positioning naturopathic medicine at the forefront of Canadian health care. It promotes naturopathic medicine to the public, corporations, insurance companies and the federal government. It also facilitates communication within the profession and represents the interests of qualified naturopathic doctors throughout Canada. The CAND is a not-for-profit professional association. Its membership consists of naturopathic doctors, naturopathic medical students, suppliers of natural health products for professional use, and supporting members. The CAND works collaboratively with all the provincial naturopathic associations in Canada. The vision of the CAND is to be a strong voice in Canadian healthcare and to ensure the optimal health of Canadians through the active promotion of the art and science of naturopathic medicine and the advancement of its practice.