Our Vision and Mission

Our Values

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is committed to reflect the following values in its deliberations and actions:

  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation and adaptability
  • Respect for equity, diversity, inclusion

Our Vision

CCNM will make naturopathic medicine an integral part of health care through preeminent education, research and clinical services.

Our Mission

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine will:

  • Demonstrate excellence in education to our students, supporting them throughout their careers;
  • Provide a working environment that allows our faculty and staff to excel;
  • Expand our knowledge of naturopathic medicine through high quality research;
  • Excel in delivering naturopathic medicine to our patients;
  • Forge a strong relationship between allopathic and naturopathic medicine with a focus on affordable, accessible and effective health care;

…and so make the practice of naturopathic medicine widely acknowledged as key to maintaining patient health.


To drive CCNM in its pursuit of excellence in naturopathic medicine, CCNM’s Board of Governors has developed five “Ends” or goals:

Excellence in Education

Educate naturopathic doctors on the basis of clear and focused curriculum, delivered by the most competent faculty, and graduate high-quality naturopathic doctors.

High-Quality Clinical Services

Provide high-quality naturopathic care in a clinical setting, resulting in positive educational experiences for students and positive outcomes for patients and clients.

Excellence in Research

Conduct and disseminate research relevant to naturopathic medicine and help develop skills among faculty, students, and graduates that foster research activity and a culture of evidence-informed clinical practice.

Leading Voice

Increase the awareness and trust of CCNM as a leading voice for naturopathic medicine.

Change Agent

Be a leader and advocate of naturopathic medicine as positive change to our health, our environment and our health-care system.