Welcome to SoCaTO

The Canadian Society for Traditional Osteopathy

On our site you will find:

  • information about the profession of osteopathy, its history and the philosophy of its practise
  • an interactive database useful for finding a qualified osteopath near you
  • details about Socato and its stringent membership criteria (see Our Members  &  Socato Regulations)
  • suggestions on continuing education offered to our members

The Board of Directors
The Canadian Society for Traditional Osteopathy


The Canadian Society for Traditional Osteopathy aims to:

  • promote and enhance the practise and the recognition of osteopathy in Canada;
  • ensure the practise of ethical osteopathy, for the public good;
  • inform the public of exemplary osteopathy, for the public good;
  • provide a strong organization acting also in the interest of osteopaths.


The Canadian Society for Traditional Osteopathy (SoCaTO) is a not-for-profit organization which was founded in 2001.

SoCaTO is a governing body, independent from, and not affiliated with any osteopathic school.

In order to help facilitate osteopathy’s recognition, SoCaTO was founded by a group of four volunteers.  Its strength has increased significantly, and continues to grow.

Latest News

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Information

Dear members, Like you, Socato is very aware of the situation surrounding the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.  Protecting the public is of course of paramount importance. These next few…
April 3, 2019

Continuing formation at EPOQ

The École Professionnelle des Ostéopathes du Québec (EPOQ), in Brossard, is offering continuing formations for osteopaths. Some of them are given by world renowned osteopaths in English, look on their…
January 1, 2010

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Human Dissection course (CAM-HD) at Queen’s University. 

Don't miss out the unique dissection or prosection experience in the New Medical Building of Queen’s University in Kingston. The course is given by Craig Harness MSc, DO(Q) http://dbms.queensu.ca/home/camhde Please…