Canadian Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners (CAAP) has been established with the aim:

  • To establish Ayurveda profession as a distinct, credible and relevant system of traditional medicine in Canada.
  • Educating target audiences about the safety and efficacy of the Ayurvedic system of medicine
  • To help create a regulatory environment in which the full range of Ayurvedic healthcare modalities can be authentically, safely and effectively practised
  • To empower Ayurvedic practitioners to deliver best practice solutions via a continuous programme of professional development

To deliver this, the CAAP is currently focusing on the following:

Statutory Regulation

Statutory regulation of qualified Ayurvedic practitioners as health care professionals registered with the NHPD and authorised to prescribe NHP

Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia

Operating and promoting to ensure that Ayurvedic remedies used by members of the CAAP are sourced, prepared and stored in safe and hygienic environments compliant with current standards and in accordance with Health Canada legislation.

Education and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Encouraging and supporting Canadian Ayurvedic educational institutions to comply with, and to maintain, high standards of education and training in order to produce competent Ayurvedic professionals in Canada.

Providing CPD programmes that enable Ayurvedic practitioners to maintain their registration with CAAP and to achieve the level of knowledge and professional expertise necessary to deliver best practice solutions in the prevention and treatment of disease

Promotion of Ayurveda

Highlighting Ayurveda’s uniqueness as a traditional system of medicine and the need for preservation of its authenticity in education and practice