Our Goals

Mission Statement

The Natural Health Products Protection Association is federally incorporated as a non-profit organization with the sole object of:

Protecting access to Natural Health Products and Dietary Supplements.

By limiting its purpose to protecting access to Natural Health Products and Dietary Supplements, the NHPPA will focus on identifying and responding to threats facing the Natural Health Product and Dietary Supplement industry. In essence, the NHPPA will act as an industry watchdog.


Best of Canada Award for the person or group whose lobbying or organizing efforts have made the natural health sector safer and/or more accessible to the public.

Regulatory Goals

The NHPPA’s mandate is to protect our access to natural health products. Our current regulatory goals to pursue our mandate include:

  • Preventing Health Canada’s current plan to repeal the Natural Health Product Regulations and to replace them with Self-Care Product regulations that will regulate natural products and non-prescription chemical drugs under a single set of regulations. See the NHPPA Discussion Paper on these changes to understand the NHPPA position on the proposed changes
  • Having the Charter of Health Freedom adopted as law, and
  • Having the Food and Drugs Act amended so that the powers and penalties brought in under Vanessa’s Law will not be applied to natural products by the upcoming regulatory changes (in line with Parliament’s express intention in Vanessa’s Law that the powers and penalties were meant solely for chemical pharmaceutical drugs).

The Need for the NHPPA

The NHPPA has an enviable track record in being correct in its analysis of legal changes and proposals.

The NHPPA has an enviable track record in being able to educate and motivate citizens to take action when needed.

The NHPPA provides the best analysis of legal changes and proposals of any NHP group in Canada. The industry needs a watch-dog that speaks the truth without concern for upsetting government contacts.