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College of Chiropodists of Ontario

The College of Chiropodists of Ontario (COCOO) is the governing body for chiropodists and podiatrists in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the college to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a chiropodist or podiatrist in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2014

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

Reports / Applications

2014

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2014

Applications to Practise Processed by the COCOO in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received26040030
Applicants who became members26040030

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Chiropodists)

Applications to Practise Processed by the COCOO in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received33142040
Applicants who became members331420 40

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Chiropodists)

Applications to Practise Processed by the COCOO in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received300050 35
Applicants who became members250040 29

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Applications to Practise Processed by the COCOO in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received26116034
Applicants who became members26111029

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010

Applications to Practise Processed by the COCOO in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received261310040
Applicants who became members26001027

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009

For a description of all OFC-monitored developments for this profession for 2009, see the 2009-2010 Annual Report.

Applications to Practise Processed by the COCOO in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received23035031
Applicants who became members23023028

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

Applications to Practise Processed by the COCOO in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received3034n/a10
Applicants who became members3013n/a7

n/a = not available

2007


During the fall and winter of 2007-2008, the OFC undertook a study of the COCOO to understand its 2007 registration practices and establish baseline data and information. PDF

Exemplary Practices

The OFC gathers regulatory bodies' exemplary licensing practices so that they may learn from one another. Practices for the College of Chiropodists of Ontario are listed below.

  1. Ensuring objectivity in assessment of academic credentials

    This practice may be useful to regulators who rely...


Quick Facts

Number of Chiropodists654
Number of Internationally Trained Chiropodists126

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2014

Ontario526
Other Canadian Provinces2
USA85
Other International41
Unknown0
Total654
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)19%

The College of Chiropodists of Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the COCOO for further information about your ability to practise as a chiropodist or podiatrist in Ontario.