WNF By-laws February 2020

Currently the By-Laws are in English, but there are plans to have them translated into French and Spanish within the next few months.


Authority for all policy and other major decisions is vested in member associations meeting in Assembly, convened every year.

Executive Committee

The affairs of the WNF are directed by an Executive Committee elected for a term of three years with representation from the seven world regions – Africa, Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Pacific. The Council meets at quarterly.


Daily operations are managed by Officers consisting of four members elected by the Executive Committee and the Secretary-General, who manages the office or secretariat located in Toronto, Canada. The Officers meet quarterly by teleconference.

General Assembly

Held every other year, the General Assembly, comprises a business meeting of members hosted by a member conference or other naturopathic conference. Past meetings have been in Paris (2014), Calgary (2015), and the Phoenix, Arizona, USA (2017). In 2019 the General Assembly will be held in Australia.