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Member Updates



Click HERE to access the CAND support documents

and to view the recent CAND Submission Letter to Health Canada

The 2023 CAND AGM took place virtually on Saturday, June 24, 2023 @ 11am Eastern.


For those members who were not able to attend, the webcast is available for viewing here on the ND Portal.  Just look under Knowledge Tools>Publications.

Reminder of changes to

membership renewal dues.

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Updated June 28, 2023

Vaccine Injury Support Program

Canadians who experience a side effect following vaccination with a COVID – 19 vaccine should contact their healthcare provider, including NDs, or their local public health unit who can then report it to Health Canada.


See the CAND Government Relations  Health Canada  page for more information.

Reporting Adverse Reactions

Health Canada tracks all reported adverse reactions/side effects for all health care products.
See the CAND Government Relations Health Canada  page for more information.


Important Information on COVID-19 from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

While Health officials continue to advise that the risk to Canadians is low, Naturopathic Doctors should inform themselves of the information available from the following credible organizations and be prepared to report and/or advise patients accordingly.


See the CAND Government Relations PHAC page for more information.

Emergency Rent Subsidy  and Emergency Wage Subsidy Programs

(CERS)                                                   (CEWS)


See the CAND Government Relations  Government Programs page for more information.

Government announces extension of Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Launched on April 9, 2020, CEBA provides interest-free loans of up to $60,000 to small businesses, to help cover their operating costs—such as rent, utilities and insurance—during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced.


See the CAND Government Relations  Government Programs page for more information.

Posted: February 23rd, 2020.

Government of Canada Proposes Increase to Number of Weeks for Recovery Benefits and EI Regular Benefits


See the CAND Government Relations  Government Programs page for more information.


Posted: November 20th, 2020.

Government Passes Legislation Adopting New Rent Support (CERS), Lockdown Support and Extension of the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

See the CAND Government Relations  Government Programs page for more information.

Posted: October 15th, 2020.

New Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Expansion of the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Canada Relief Benefit (CRB) now open for Application

On Friday, October 9, Deputy Prime Minster and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced new targeted support for businesses and organizations hardest hit by the pandemic.
See the CAND Government Relations  Government Programs page for more information.

Posted: October 5th, 2020.

Application Process for CRSB and CRCB Now Open

As of today, October 5, eligible individuals can apply for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) and/or the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit(CRCB)

See the CAND Government Relations  Government Programs page for more information.


Posted: September 25th, 2020.

New Recovery Benefits Announced by Federal Government

On September 24, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced the introduction of Bill C-2. The bill will create three new temporary recovery benefits to support Canadians who are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19.

See the CAND Government Relations  Government Programs page for more information.




Posted: July 2nd, 2020.

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Extension

ON June 30, Finance Minister Morneau announced that the CECRA is being extended by one month to cover eligible small business rent for July. In addition to simplifying the application process, the government is removing the requirement to claw-back insurance proceeds and provincial rent supports from the CECRA forgivable loan amount for both existing and new applicants. Existing applicants who are affected will be notified and will have any previously clawed-back amounts restored to their forgivable loan. Applications will continue to be processed through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website  (CMHC).
  • Those who already qualified for the CECRA will be able to apply soon for the additional one month based on having a 70% revenue decline for April, May and June, i.e., without reassessing whether they continue to have a 70% revenue decline in July. Participation in the one-month extension is voluntary. Both existing applicants to CECRA and new applicants are able to opt for the July rent reduction.
  • CECRA provides forgivable loans to qualifying commercial property owners, whether they have a mortgage on their property or not. The loans cover 50 per cent of three or four monthly rent payments that are payable by eligible small business tenants who have and are experiencing financial hardship during April, May, June and July.
  • The loans will be forgiven if the qualifying property owner agrees to reduce the small business tenants’ rent by at least 75 per cent under a rent reduction agreement, which will include a term not to evict the tenant while the agreement is in place. The small business tenant would cover the remainder, up to 25 per cent of the rent.
  • Existing applicants need to reapply for the month of July and have until September 14, 2020.
  •  New applicants have the choice of applying for the three-month initial period or four months, but need to do so by the original date of August 31, 2020.
  • Impacted small business tenants are businesses that are paying less than $50,000 per month in gross rent in a given location, with annual revenues of less than $20 million (at the ultimate upper level), and who have experienced at least a 70 per cent drop in pre-COVID-19 revenues on average for April, May and June.
  • The government is removing the requirement that the forgivable loan amount paid to property owners exclude non-repayable proceeds received by the property owner or tenant from existing rental support programs or other abatements, provided by any level of government, and insurance proceeds, if applicable.
Additional information can be found at: COVID-19: CECRA for small businesses


Warning Regarding Phishing and Fake Calls

Unfortunately during this pandemic Canadians have been subjected to an increase in online scams, phishing emails, and fake telephone calls. NDs are no exception. The CAND reminds members to be vigilant and take precautions to eliminate the potential for entrapment from questionable emails and phone calls. NDs and their staff should be cautious when answering requests for treatments, tests, or therapies that may or may not be within an NDs Scope of Practice. Examples of suspicious requests include:
  • Calls from a hidden number, or an email asking specifically if care within an NDs Scope “does something” i.e. “boosts” the immune system, or “treats” cancer.
  • Calls from a blocked number, or an email, with questions about IV or Ultra Violet IV treatment or IV light treatment
  • Requests for the ND to treat a group of people at the same time on specific dates.
Any suspicious emails should be deleted. When receiving questionable telephone calls NDs and/or their staff should simply say “no” or have a standardized answer such as: “Naturopathic Doctors base treatment on an assessment and diagnosis of a patient using evidence based and evidence informed decisions for care”.