The Canadian Herbalist Association of British Columbia is an Organization
of Herbal Practitioners and Enthusiasts Founded in 1973 to Provide Leadership and Direction for Herbal Medicine in the 21st Century.
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The purpose and goals of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of BC is to:
To form an Association which provides standards of education, codes of ethics and standards of practice, and certification for duly qualified Herbal Therapists who will practice under a code of ethics and regulations as set by the Association.
To raise funds for all purposes of the Association by fees from its members, by private or public subscriptions, and any other ways or means which the Association may determine.
To collaborate with other organizations having similar objectives. To advocate for a vibrant, unified community based on the commitment of continued learning and the practice of herbal medicine.
Advance the understanding and knowledge of the practice of Herbalism.
To increase the acceptance of herbal medicine through public awareness and the promotion/ cultivation of research and preservation of the diverse ethnic, ethnobotanical and traditional approaches to the use of western herbal medicine.
Provide a collective voice for our membership at the government level.
To unite herbal professionals worldwide; enhance communication and networking among professional registered herbalists and herbal enthusiasts.
To protect the character and status of the profession.
To safe guard and advance the high standards of herbal education, professionalism, standards of practice and prudent ethics in the practice of herbal medicine.
To advocate for the continued public awareness of herbalists and the use of herbal medicine as viable options for optimal maintenance of good health.
To educate on the importance of herbal conservation and advocate for protected medicinal plant species and awareness of respectful, sustainable cultivation and harvesting.
To maintain and support the ethical research of herbal medicine.
To provide solidarity through prudent leadership and inclusive direction for herbal medicine in the twenty first century and beyond.
The CHAofBC also works to unite herbal professionals worldwide; assisting in the protection of the character and status of all herbalists