The OHA is gathered on the traditional territory of the Canadian First Nations peoples.
The OHA recognizes that for thousands of years, indigenous people have walked on the land we call Ontario; their relationship with the land is at the centre of their lives & spirituality. They walked gently on this land and offered assistance and shared knowledge to the first European travellers in what was at times a harsh climate.
We acknowledge and thank them for their stewardship of this land throughout the ages and seek a new relationship with them based on honour and respect.
We need to follow their example.
As a token of respect and gratitude for Indigenous peoples and the enormous influence they have on herbal medicine, we would like to encourage all of our members to consider enrolling in this free online course.
Expanding our knowledge and understanding of Indigenous issues, culture and history may help us all on the path towards reconciliation.
Professional, Student and General memberships are open for registration.
With your membership you can:
- Support herbalist advocacy in Ontario
- Access educational resources for students
- Have access to articles and publications including the Canadian Journal of Herbalism archives
- List your Professional practice on the Herbalist Index for professional members
Welcome to the Ontario Herbalists Association
The Ontario Herbalists Association promotes safe and natural healing with plant medicines. We provide standards of education and practice for professional herbalists, and we encourage public understanding of herbs and herbalism.
Whether your interest in herbs is culinary, medicinal, practical, or horticultural, there are many opportunities to learn and enjoy!