Ontario Herbalists Association

Promoting safe & natural healing with plants since 1982

The Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA) is a not for profit, volunteer organization representing associations of herbal practitioners that unifies, promotes and serves herbal practitioners through active communication with government, the public, and between all herbalist associations in Canada.

We help unite Herbalists across the country, and it is absolutely vital that our voices as professional herbalists and herbal advocates be heard. To help the CCHA to voice concerns and advocate at upcoming meetings with Health Canada, we need your help!

Many of you are already aware of the ongoing negotiations surrounding the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Database (NNHPD) and the dialogue with representatives of practicing herbalist associations throughout Canada. The CCHA and affiliated provincial herbalist associations have been advocating for a number of years to ensure that NNHPD legislation is fair to our profession and the public whom we serve. You can find more on the NNHPD here: herbalccha.org/ccha-public-statement

Our dilemma is this: the federal government is now implementing a policy that requires stakeholder representatives to be present in-person at consultation meetings for the continuing development of NNHPD legislation. The costs associated with travel (flights, accommodation, etc.) are high, and often there is very little notice given as to the dates of these meetings.

To ensure we have a voice at the NNHPD meetings, we need your help! Please consider donating… every amount helps!
We will also accept Air Mile donations. Please contact us with any questions or for alternate ways to donate.

A statement regarding COVID-19

During these unprecedented and stressful times the CCHA would like to provide support and guidance to our membership and greater community as a whole.

Although the CCHA does not endorse any claims of treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of COVID-19 by natural health practitioners, we do recommend that those seeking guidance on using herbs and other natural medicines contact a professional herbalist or provincial herbalist association for advice. Please contact us for more information if needed.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.

Stay well and support one another!