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Alternative Health Care includes: acupuncture, cupping, alexander technique, aromatherapy, ayurveda, chiropractic, healing touch, natural health products, homeopathic, massage or massotherapy, naturopathic, reflexology, reiki, therapeutic touch.

 
PROVINCIAL
 
Business Registration:       
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Central Production and Verifications Branch
375-393 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
416-314-8880
https://www.ontario.ca/business 
 
FEDERAL
 
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST):
Canada Revenue Agency
1-800-959-5525
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/
 
Registration for HST is optional if you are earning less than $30,000 of sales revenues for the year.  You may not charge HST to clients unless you are registered with Canada Revenue Agency.
 
Some types of health/medical care are HST exempt.
 
Health Canada-Natural Health Products Directorate
(Regulates use of Natural health products)
1-888-774-5555
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodnatur/about-apropos/index_e.html
 
The Food and Drugs Act and Regulations set requirements for the production and sale of food and drug products: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/hpfb-dgpsa/tpd-dpt/index-eng.php
 
Health Canada-Health Products and Food Branch
1-866-225-0709
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
 
For a list of regulations on starting an Alternative and Complementary Health Care Business in Ontario, please visit: http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/starting/how-to-start-a/how-to-start-an-alternative-and-complementary-healthcare-business-in-ontario/ 
 
MUNICIPAL

Municipal Operating License:
Municipal Licensing & Standards Division      
850 Coxwell Avenue, 3rd floor
416-392-6700     
https://bit.ly/2GEG6Vp
 
Most businesses will require a “Holistic Practitioners License”. Type of license will depend on services offered.Some alternative therapies are in the process of being regulated by the Municipal Licensing & Standards Division. To get more information as to whether or nota particular alternative therapy is being licensed, please contact the Municipal Licensing & Standards Division.
                   
Zoning Requirements and Sign Permits for your location:                              
(All inquiries are made in person - contact closest district)
North:  5100 Yonge St., 1st Fl.
West:   2 Civic Centre Court, 1st Fl.
South:  100 Queen St. W., 1st Fl.
East:    150 Borough Dr., 3rd Fl.
https://bit.ly/2GDon4X
 
USEFUL WEBSITES
 
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