About Us


Over half of people living with cancer seek complementary medicine, and this is increasing as they become more aware of the benefits of an integrative approach to care. Ottawa and surrounding neighbourhoods, has the highest rates of cancer per capita in Canada, and demand for care at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) is rapidly growing.

The OICC helps cancer patients improve their quality of life and reduce recurrence by providing integrative, complementary care alongside hospital-based cancer therapies.


Mission and Vision

The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre Foundation raises funds to support subsidized patient care, specialized patient programs, and innovative research at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre.


Dugald Seely is Founder and Executive Director of the OICC. As a naturopathic doctor and researcher, he is playing a leading role in the development of integrative cancer care in Canada.

Seely comes from a family of movers and shakers who have made significant pioneering advancements and contributions in the Ottawa medical community. His greatest inspiration comes from his father, the late Dr. John F. Seely, an internationally recognized and revered clinician who passed away from cancer in 2009. John Seely is highly regarded in our community for his depth of compassion and devotion to patient care. He was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and developed the palliative care program for The Ottawa Hospital.   See Ottawa Life Story: “The Seely’s – A Family of Medical Pioneers”

“My father was greatly supportive of the vision for the OICC and joined the board of governors of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine before his diagnosis. He fully believed in and exemplified whole-person, patient-centred care. A medical doctor like many in my family, my father was wholly supportive of integrative medicine and an approach to care that benefits the patient the most.” – Dr. Dugald Seely, ND


Photography credits to http://karsh.org/

Foundation Team

Dr. Dugald Seely, ND, MSc

President, OICC Foundation
Founder & Executive Director, OICC

Heidi Vincent

Public Relations

Foundation Board of Directors

John Kelly


Dr. Dugald Seely, ND


Keith Pownall


Bob Bernhardt


Dr. Barb Weiss, ND


Laura DaRe


OICC Community Advisory Board


John Kelly, Chairman

Co-founder of Murphy Business Ottawa; Co-owner of Comfort Keepers

Sandra Harvey

President, Murphy Business Ottawa Inc.

Jackie King

Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

David Nostbakken

President of N + N

Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka

Spiritual Leader of Congregation Machzikei Hadas

Richard Patten

Former MPP

Kyle Braatz

CEO, Fullscript

Colleen Kanna

CoKanna Designs

Terry Vida

Partner, ConversArt Consulting Ltd.

Max Keeping

Member in Memory