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"Lighting the Path to Health Naturally"...

Using those words as a guide, Dr. Joe Boucher ND and his colleagues created the Canadian Research and Education Society (CNERS) back in 1987. The name was eventually changed to the Canadian Naturopathic Foundation (CNF) to better reflect the work of the charitable foundation in supporting naturopathic medicine. 

Dr. Joseph Boucher ND 

Dr. Joseph Boucher was a well-loved naturopathic physician who lived and practiced for many years in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. His love of naturopathic medicine was evidenced by his untiring service to his patients and profession.

Joe Boucher was a founding father of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, where he taught Naturopathic Medicine and served for years as President and Secretary of NCNM's Board of Trustees.

Dr. Boucher served as President of the Association of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. (1981-1982), was Secretary for many years and participated on every committee. He also served in all these roles for the national Canadian Naturopathic Association.

Joe Boucher was a paragon of health, fitness, positive mental attitude and love of service. His practice was truly holistic, blending psychology with natural medicines and exercise. He was a true Hippocratic Physician who taught correct living.

The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, in New Westminister, BC, was named after Dr. Boucher. While he did not live long enough to see this school's inception, he was a respected and inspiring advocate for naturopathic medicine and high standards of naturopathic medical education.  
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