The Canadian Osteopathic Association (COA) represents Canadian graduates from Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).  Osteopathic physicians have been providing comprehensive medical care in Canada since the early 1900s.  The COA was established in 1926 and continues to represent the osteopathic medical profession in all provincial and federal matters regarding legislation and licensure.

Please note that the COA only represents osteopathic physicians (DOs) who have completed medical school and residency/fellowship. 
Be advised that currently there are various practitioners presenting themselves as Osteopaths or 'Osteopathic Practitioners', practicing outside of legislation in Canada, who do not hold the comprehensive medical, surgical, and musculoskeletal training required for registration with a provincial medical authority in Canada.


For more information about the COA, visit their website at


If you are a Canadian DO currently completing residency training in Canada or the US, you are eligble for COA registration and membership. Join the COA to advocate for Canadian DOs! Click HERE for more information.


Please visit the Schools and Representatives page for school-specific information

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