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Alberta Podiatric Medical Association
The Alberta Association Podiatric Medicine represents podiatrists in Alberta who all have a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree. The Alberta Podiatric Medical Association is a team of highly trained doctors who specialize in the alignment of the foot and ankle.

Association of Alberta Podiatric Surgeons
The Association of Alberta Podiatric Surgeons strives to increase the quality of care Albertans receive through providing public education around foot and ankle conditions and treatment, promoting best practices in foot and ankle care and furthering collaboration between physicians, specialists and health care institutions in Alberta.

College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta
CPPA is an association that brings together experienced podiatrists specializing in sports medicine, senior disorders, children’s foot problems, diabetic foot care, joint and bone disorders, and surgery. The college serves as the governing and regulatory body for Alberta’s 69 members, who all have a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree.

British Columbia Podiatric Medical Association
The British Columbia Podiatric Medical Association (BCPMA) is the body that represents or speaks for the doctors of podiatric medicine, DPM – otherwise known as podiatrists or foot doctors in B.C.

Manitoba Podiatry Association
Manitoba Podiatry Association is a non-profit organization promoting the Podiatry Profession and representing the Podiatrists of Manitoba.

New Brunswick
The New Brunswick Podiatry Association strives to promote an increase in awareness for the podiatry profession and for better foot health among our community.


Nova Scotia Podiatry Association
The Nova Scotia Podiatry Association is a non-profit organization representing the profession in NS and dedicated to providing the highest standards and practice of podiatric medicine for Nova Scotians.

Ontario Podiatric Medical Association
The Ontario Podiatric Medical Association is a voluntary professional association established to protect and advance the interests of their members and of the podiatry profession in Ontario.

Association Des Podiatres du Quebec
The Quebec Association of Podiatrists aims to study, defend and develop the economic, social, and moral interests of its members…

Canadian Council on Podiatric Medical Education
The Canadian Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CCPME) is an autonomous accrediting body for podiatric medical education in Canada. It derives its authority from its recognition by the 10 Canadian provinces, 3 Territories and the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association. The CCPME is empowered to develop and adopt standards and policies as necessary for the implementation of all aspects of accreditation, approval, and recognition of podiatric medicine.

Canadian Diabetes Association
The human foot is often the first place to detect initial signs of severe medical conditions such as diabetes. And, if you are diabetic, minor or ordinary foot problems can lead to serious complications. For more information about diabetes, visit the Canadian Diabetes Association’s website.

Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine
The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine, CFPM, is a non-profit professional organization comprising duly qualified foot care practitioners (chiropodists and podiatrists) who are committed to the code of ethics of the CFPM.

College Of Chiropodists Of Ontario
The College of Chiropodists of Ontario (COCOO) is one of Ontario’s 23 self-regulated health profession Colleges in the province of Ontario established through the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA). The College regulates both Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

College of Podiatrists of Manitoba
COPOM or the College of Podiatrists of Manitoba is a regulatory body tasked with overseeing the practice of medicine in the province. The main goal of the body is to ensure that healthcare professionals act in a manner that meets the standards of practice and serve the public interest. Patients are welcome to share concerns and complaints about the way podiatry is practiced in Manitoba.

Ordre des Podiatres du Quebec
The College of Podiatrists of Quebec’s main mission is to protect the public who uses the professional services of a podiatrist. To fulfill its mission, the College of Podiatrists acts on several levels, including overseeing the practice of the podiatrist profession, an exclusive profession.

Ontario Society of Chiropodists
The Ontario Society of Chiropodists are dedicated to enhancing the profession and increasing awareness among Ontarians about the importance of great foot health care!

Saskatchewan Podiatry Association

Saskatchewan College of Podiatrists
The Saskatchewan College of Podiatrists set standards of practice and conduct to ensure that everyone receive competent and safe care. All podiatrists who work in Saskatchewan are required to be licensed by them, and are responsible for meeting their standards.

The Michener Institute
Discover Michener – the only institution in Canada devoted exclusively to applied health sciences education, The Michener Institute is a leading academic partner for the healthcare system in Ontario and beyond.

Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres
Universite du Quebec offers a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. The podiatric program is offered each year, and 25 students are admitted.

Wounds Canada
Established in 1995, Wounds Canada is a charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of wound prevention and management.

Outside Canada

American Podiatric Medical Association
Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the American Podiatric Medical Association represents its member podiatric physicians across the United States. The Association also has component societies in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the federal service. As well, the APMA has more than 20 affiliated and related organizations. These organizations focus their attention on education, research, and specialty areas of interest, such as dermatology, pediatrics, radiology, and sports medicine, among others.

Federation Internationale des Podologues

The FIP began in 1947 as the Federation Internationale des Podologues. A group of French-speaking national organisations in Belgium, France, and Switzerland were responsible for its creation. Madam Decosterd of a Swiss organisation was the first President, and the first Congress was held in Zurich in 1953.

In the next two decades, the Federation grew to include other national organisations within Austria, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Individuals from the United States of America also became involved but never formally. Leonardo Escachs of a Spanish organisation became the second President. Around this time the Federation became registered in Spain and the offices of FIP also moved to Spain.

International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF)
The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) produces international, multidisciplinary, evidence-based Guidance documents to inform health professionals all over the world on the prevention and management of diabetic foot disease.