Membership in the Canadian Society of Homeopaths is open to anyone with an interest in homeopathy. Although Benefits of Membership vary according to membership category, all members of CSH share a common bond of participating in the advancement of homeopathy in Canada.
There are two broad levels of membership: Registered Members and Supporting Members.
1. REGISTERED MEMBERSHIP
Registered membership represents our largest group of members,
comprised of professional homeopaths who have fulfilled the requirements
of Registration. Only members in this group have voting privileges or may
be nominated for the Board of Directors.
There are two subcategories of registered membership. Associate members are candidates for registration and Retired members are former registered members who are not practicing at this time.
A. Registered Members
Registered membership is open to all professional homeopaths who:
a) are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants;
b) fulfill the registration requirements set down by CSH;
c) agree to practice according to the Society's guidelines.
Registered members receive full membership benefits, plus access to
the CSH professional liability (malpractice) insurance plan; a certificate
and credentials; listings on the CSH Directory (website and printed
versions); and inclusion in our Referral Service.
Registered membership needs to be renewed annually within the first
three months of the calendar year. Other than in extraordinary
circumstances that will be considered on an individual basis, failure to
complete the renewal process will result in termination of the registered
status. Individuals who let their Registered membership lapse will be
required to re-apply according to the Application for Registration process
currently in effect.
The basic renewal fee for Registered Members is $195.00. As of last
year, Registered members who are entitled to use the designation CCH
(indicating certification from the Council for Homeopathic Certification) will
receive a $25 reduction.
Registered members are required to submit a Registered Member
Annual Renewal form and the accompanying and PDC Calculation Summary
Individuals intending to apply for Registered membership should first
review the Requirements for Registration and Steps to Registration
before completing the form for Application for Registered Membership.
B. Associate Members
Individuals who have satisfied the education requirements for Registered
membership are granted Associate membership until they have
successfully completed the registration process. Associate membership
is available for up to 24 months, although it will need to be renewed
every calendar year.
Associate members receive full membership benefits, plus access to our
liability insurance group plan and a listing on the
Directory of Associate Members.
C. Retired Members
Registered members who have either temporarily or permanently ceased
to practice may elect to retain their Registered status as a Retired
Member. Details are available from our Membership Secretary at
2. SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP
A. Student Members
This category is available to non-practicing students attending formal
education of actively studying through correspondence.
Annual Student membership dues are $50.00. See Application Form
Student members who graduate during the calendar year can apply to
upgrade to Registered member at reduced fees. Details are
available from our Membership Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
B. Friends of Homeopathy
This category is available to individuals who want to support CSH and
stay connected with the homeopathic community. They are often
patients, home-users, independent students, and homeopaths living in
Canada who do not meet the citizenship requirements.
Annual Friends membership dues are $50.00. See Application Form
C. Sustaining Members
We welcome businesses and organizations wishing to support CSH and
our activities to contact us at email@example.com
for details about Sustaining membership.