The College of Veterinarians of Ontario licenses approximately 4,500 veterinarians and accredits over 2,100 veterinary facilities in Ontario.
Category: Regulatory Bodies
The College of Psychologists of Ontario is the governing body for Psychologists and Psychological Associates in Ontario. Its mandate is to monitor and regulate the practice of psychology.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is the body that regulates the practice of medicine to protect and serve the public interest.
The College of Naturopaths of Ontario is the governing body for the profession in Ontario. As a regulator, the College’s goals are to protect patients, and support their right to safe, competent and ethical care. The College holds member professionals – about 1,200 Naturopathic Doctors across the province – accountable for their conduct and practice.
The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) is the governing body for over 9,300 dentists in Ontario. Its mission is to protect the public’s right to quality dental services by providing leadership to the dental profession in regulation.
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) regulates the practice of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and promotes excellence in practice.
The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), incorporated in 1871, is the registering and regulating body for the profession of pharmacy in Ontario. The College’s mandate is to serve and protect the public and hold Ontario’s pharmacists and pharmacy technicians accountable to the established legislation,standards of practice, code of ethics and policies and guidelines relevant to pharmacy practice.
An umbrella association of the pharmacy regulatory authorities. NAPRA provides a platform to discuss issues and to take a national approach in addressing common issues in the practice of pharmacy in Canada.
The College (CTCMPAO) is the governing body established by the government of Ontario, under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006, to regulate traditional chinese medicine practitoners and acupuncturists.
The role of the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) is to regulate the practice of Respiratory Therapy and govern the Members of the College in the public interest.
The mandate of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) is to regulate Registered Psychotherapists in the public interest, striving to ensure that practitioners are competent, ethical and accountable.
The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario is the regulator for the profession of physiotherapy. The College regulates and ensures the ongoing improvement of the practice of physiotherapists, also known as physical therapists, to protect and serve the public interest.
Since 1919, the College of Optometrists of Ontario has been the self-regulatory authority responsible for registering (licensing) and governing optometrists in Ontario.
The College of Opticians of Ontario is the registering and regulating body for opticianry in Ontario.
The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is the regulatory body that, in the interest of public protection, supports registered occupational therapists to ensure that they are competent, ethical and accountable.
The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is the governing body for registered nurses (RNs), registered practical nurses (RPNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in Ontario, Canada.
The College of Midwives of Ontario’s (CMO) main functions are registering midwives; ensuring the quality of midwifery care; setting standards; and investigating and responding to any issues about midwifery care.
The College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO) is the regulatory body for medical radiation technologists (MRTs) in Ontario. MRTs use radiation or electromagnetism to produce diagnostic images of a patient’s body or administer radiation to treat patients for certain medical conditions, on the order of a physician or other authorized health professional.
The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) is the regulatory body for the more than 7400 medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) practising in Ontario who conduct lab tests across the province.
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) protects the public and creates a better understanding of the college and the regulation of massage therapy.
The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO) is the regulatory body for the profession of kinesiology in Ontario. The scope of practice of kinesiology, as stated in the Kinesiology Act, 2007, is as follows: “The assessment of human movement and performance and its rehabilitation and management to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance.”
The College of Homeopaths of Ontario was established to allow self-regulation of the homeopathy profession within the framework of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Homeopathy Act, 2007.
The College of Dietitians, the only regulated nutrition profession, exists to regulate and support all Registered Dietitians in providing safe, ethical and competent nutrition services to the public of Ontario.
The mission of the College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) is to regulate and govern the profession of denturism in the public interest.
The College of Dental Technologists of Ontario (CDTO), created under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 , Statutes of Ontario, 1991, has as its mandate to protect the public interest by regulating and guiding dental technologists. Dental technologists are regulated health care professionals whose scope of practice includes the design, construction, repair or alteration of dental prosthetic, restorative and orthodontic devices.
The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) is the regulatory body for over 12,500 registered dental hygienists in Ontario.
The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) is the governing body established by the provincial government to regulate chiropractors in Ontario. Every chiropractor practising in Ontario must be a registered member of the College.
The College of Chiropodists of Ontario (COCOO) regulates chiropodists and podiatrists in Ontario and, sets standards of practice and conduct to ensure the public receive competent and safe care.
The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) supports over 3700 audiologists and speech-language pathologist members in their delivery of high-quality ethical care.