What is COMPO?

The College of Osteopathic manual practitioners of Ontario (COMPO) is a voluntary organization established by the osteopathic manual practice profession to supervise osteopathic manual practitioners (OMP) in Ontario. COMPO is not a regulated health college, as defined under the Regulated Health Professions Act of Ontario. Membership in COMPO is voluntary. It was founded by the manual osteopathic profession (not the Ontario government) to protect the public.


The College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario has the following objects:
  • To supervise the practice of the profession and to govern members in accordance with its policies and codes of ethic.
  • To develop, establish and maintain standards of qualification for persons to be issued certificates of registration to practice as osteopathic manual practitioners.
  • To develop, establish and maintain programs and standards of practice to assure the quality of the osteopathic manual practice profession.
  • To develop, establish and maintain standards of knowledge and skill and programs to promote continuing evaluation, competence and improvement among the members.
  • To develop, establish and maintain standards of professional ethics for members.
  • To promote and enhance relations between the College and its members, key stakeholders, and the public.
  • To develop, establish and maintain standards and programs to promote the ability of members to respond to changes in practice, environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues.
  • Any other objects relating to human health care the College considers desirable.

Quality Osteopathic Manual Practice care for Ontarians

At all times, COMPO is acting in your – the public’s – best interests.
We’re here for you.
The College of Osteopathic manual practitioners of Ontario (COMPO) is the body that regulates osteopathic manual practitioners in Ontario to ensure that you receive quality care when you visit an osteopathic manual practitioner.

What else does COMPO do?

  • Sets entry-to-practice requirements
  • Establishes standards of practice
  • Requires osteopathic manual practitioners to participate in ongoing continuing education and a comprehensive quality assurance program
  • Investigates complaints about osteopathic manual practitioners and takes appropriate action.


The following acts are linked from the Ontario Government e-Laws website:

Regulated Health Professions Act
Health Care Consent Act
Statutory Powers Procedure Act