About the British Columbia Naturopathic Association

What We Do

  • Patient Referrals

    Our unique doctor search engine gives patients access to over 400 doctors in BC.

  • Goverment Relations

    The BCNA is committed to advancing naturopathic care for its doctors and patients.

  • Continuing Education

    Providing our doctors with access to the most, cost affordable, continuing education in Canada.

The BCNA is the professional association for naturopathic physicians in BC. We act on behalf of and for the profession to promote the services provided by and the integrity and honour of the naturopathic profession.

At the BCNA, we make a meaningful difference in improving health care for British Columbians by working alongside our members to achieve quality patient care through engagement, collaboration, and naturopathic physician leadership.

Our goal is to promote a social, economic, and political climate in which members can provide the citizens of British Columbia with the highest standard of naturopathic health care, while achieving maximum professional satisfaction and fair primary care options.

With the help of our president and board, we help make sure the voices of naturopathic doctors are heard by government, health authorities, media, and the public. We pride ourselves on continuing to advocate for a fair health care system for all residents of British Columbia.

We are linked to the national naturopathic association, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. We support the annual national proactive health event, Naturopathic Medicine Week, during the first week of May.

Mission Statement
The BCNA advances naturopathic medicine in British Columbia. We conduct business which results in success for our members.

Vision Statement
The BCNA vision is to promote naturopathic medicine as well as improve the way health care is delivered in BC. We provide comprehensive and innovative tools to support the growth and success of our naturopathic doctors.

Value Proposition
BCNA advances the naturopathic medical profession: we create awareness and connection amongst naturopathic physicians, work with internal and external stakeholders (especially government and industry leaders). The BCNA is a team of licensed naturopathic physicians and skilled administrative staff with a commitment to enable members to create and maintain professional success.

Positioning Statement
The BCNA has a vested interest in advancing naturopathic medicine by acting as a credible unified voice for the profession, providing access to tools and resources to advance the clinical skills and business success of its members.

BCNA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of naturopathic physicians democratically elected by members of the BCNA. Directors set the strategic goals and priorities to meet the association’s mission.

The Board makes key decisions on behalf of the members to advance the interests of the naturopathic profession, and to promote positive change in our health care system – benefiting naturopathic doctors and  their patients.

Dr Victor Chan, President

Dr. Chan graduated in 2003 from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto, Ontario) where he was awarded the President’s Award of Excellence for his contributions. Prior to this, he obtained a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Pharmacology and a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Administration from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta).

His general practice has an integrated approach that identifies and treats the areas of nutritional deficiency, structural interference, toxicity, and mental/emotional integration. In addition to this, Dr. Chan has an interest in the treatment of pain and sports medicine and has specific training in prolotherapy, neural therapy, and IV nutritional therapy.

Dr Janine Fraser, President

Dr Fraser has completed nine years of formal post secondary education, including four years spent training at naturopathic medical college (www.binm.org). She has been licensed since the fall of 2007.

In addition to her N.D. credential Dr Fraser also holds a Chartered Herbalist Diploma from Dominion Herbal College (www.dominionherbalcollege.com ), an Associate of Science Degree (biology) from Camosun College (www.camosun.ca ) and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Victoria (www.uvic.ca), where she focused on life sciences, botany, and premed electives, graduating With Distinction in 2002.

Dr Jane Rohon O’Halloran, Vice President

Dr Glenda Laxton, Treasurer

Dr Dorothy Fairly

Dr Ashley Gordon

Dr Deidre MacDonald

Dr Loreen Dawson

Dr Aaron VanGaver

BCNA Staff

BCNA Executive Director: Glenn Cassie, MA

BCNA Executive Assistant: Marc Richard