Currently we are the only regulatory body for WDs in Canada, and self-regulate our professional members (as yet, without any government or legal statutory recognition). Details on our Board of Directors can be found here.
Witch Doctors registered with the CAWD must abide by both our professional code of ethics and code of conduct. The CAWD Code of Ethics and Professional Code of Conduct can be found in pdf format here:
Witch Doctors may gain Canadian accreditation in one of two ways:
a) They must successfully complete our rigorous 4 year doctoral preparation program at the Canadian College of Witch Doctory. See our education page for details.
b) They must successfully complete our challenge examination and demonstrate they have undertaken 1200 hours of supervised WD practice in another jurisdiction. Details of the challenge examination may be found here.
It is a travesty of justice that currently WDs are not officially recognized in by any Canadian province or territory, whilst other health practitioners advocating magical and metaphysical therapies, with less history and no official theme song, are. We intend to remedy this situation and once funding has been acquired (as WDs do not charge for their services) apply for equal status in those provinces already recognizing other practitioners of non-scientific and magical healthcare.
British Columbia: There is no official recognition of WDs. We too wish to prescribe magic water for our clients so this will be one of the first ministries we approach for recognition.
Alberta: There is no official recognition of WDs in Alberta. we will soon follow in the pioneering footsteps of other non scientific CAM practitioners to bring alternative non-scientific healthcare to the masses.
Saskatchewan: There is no official recognition of WDs despite this province being the home of the mythical Sasquatch. A beast well known by WDs.
Manitoba: Sadly there is no official recognition of WDs in Manitoba. We will be asking for a full scope of practice, including the right to give orders to established science-based healthcare professionals who have more clinical experience than us, after all, we are doctorally prepared practitioners.
Ontario: There is no official recognition of WDs in Ontario. This will be another province we will target early on for equal recognition rights, in order to o prescribe, dispense, compound or sell certain drugs and magical potions.
Quebec: There is no official recognition of WDs in Quebec, where they foolishly continue to deny the power of magical healthcare in favour of science based healthcare.
New Brunswick: There is no official recognition of WDs in New Brunswick but, as in other unregulated jurisdictions, WDs maintain an out-of-province registration with the CAWD. As none of our therapies actually work we hold the advantage that we do not require require malpractice insurance.
Newfoundland and Labrador: There is no official recognition of WDs here,but we hope they will soon see the benefits of non-scientific and magical healthcare in a province desperately in need of healthcare interventions that do not actually do anything.
Nova Scotia: There is no official recognition of WDs here. We will be seeking the rights for WDs patients to claim ND services as an income tax deduction.
Prince Edward Island: There is no official recognition of WDs on Prince Edward Island, but will engage in discussions with the Minister on the importance of moving forward with WD regulation.
Yukon: There is no official recognition of WDs currently in Yukon, but will continue to pursue WD recognition there. As yet legally unregulated in Yukon there is a need for WDs to practice in the beautiful north.
North West Territories: There is no official recognition of WDs currently in NWT, but many people there sing our official theme song. We will continue to pursue WD recognition there too.