Board Of Directors
The Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists is guided by up to eight energetic elected volunteer board members (elected from within our membership) and several dedicated volunteer committees. We are composed of both Canadian and international members. A non-profit association, the CFA is sponsored by membership fees, fund-raising events and contributions. We are committed to our goals of providing exceptional continuing educational opportunities to our members, to fostering growth and high standards for practice within the aromatherapy profession, and to providing current and relevant information to both our members and the public. We publish a quarterly publication, Aromatherapy on the Record, for our members, and we provide public online access to a directory of professional practitioners who have fulfilled the CFA’s exemplary/rigorous educational requirements.
Our wonderful board of Directors 2017. I so greatly appreciate their work, time and effort.
Attendees from our Aromatic Therapies and Australian Aromatic Spring Program 2017 with Mark Webb. What a lovely group!
A Bit of History
The CFA was established in 1993 by a group of individuals in the complementary wellness industry who recognized the need for a governing body. The goal was to establish and maintain
high standards of practice as well as educational guidelines for aromatherapist certification in Canada, and to provide current and accessible product and practice information to both members and the general public.
The first CFA Education Committee was formed in 1999 and over the years it has set high standards for certification, safety, and professional conduct. A core curriculum has been established and all CFA-approved schools meet or exceed these requirements and administer the CFA National Exam. In 2009, the CFA updated the national curriculum for education to the highest standards practiced anywhere. To graduate from a CFA-approved program, students must complete 400/425 educational hours and pass the standardized national CFA exam. [VISIT CFA SCHOOL DIRECTORY PAGE] In addition, to maintain a membership in good standing, all CFA members must complete ongoing educational programs and be active in aromatherapy work. Our CEU’s (Credit Education Units) are applied to a large variety of courses, retreats, workshops, and lectures across Canada and internationally ensuring that CFA members are continually increasing their breadth of knowledge. [VISIT MEMBERSHIP PAGE]