Dr. Marissa Canning, ND


Dr. Marissa is committed to offering exceptional Naturopathic Care, so that you and your loved ones can live your most abundant, vibrant lives. She guides each individual along their health journey to co-create health, not just treat disease.


Dr. Marissa Canning, ND attended Wilfrid Laurier University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology. She then went on to complete four years at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor.  Her background in Kinesiology, the study of the human body, combined with the principles of Naturopathic medicine helped her to develop a deep understanding and appreciation for the human body. Her knowledge and understanding of the biomedical aspects of the human body extends far beyond the physical. Dr. Marissa has also expanded her knowledge to the realm of energetic medicine. She began practicing Reiki in 2015, and has since become a Reiki Level Two Practitioner. She continues to explore energetic medicine and is constantly seeking to learn more.
During her clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, Dr. Marissa was selected to be part of the Pediatric Focus Shift. The Pediatric shift is dedicated to providing Naturopathic care for baby’s, kids and teens to promote optimal physical, mental and emotional development, while supporting the entire family. Dr. Marissa received additional training during her clinical internship at the Zhongfang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in China. Her and nine of her colleagues traveled to China for one month to study and advance their knowledge of the beautiful culture and wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Dr. Marissa is currently practicing out of Lakeside Naturopathic, a general family practice treating patients of all ages. She works one on one with patients to help them meet and excel past their health goals. She uses a wide variety of modalities and customizes your treatment plan based on your individual needs. She works deeply with the innate wisdom of the human body to harness and facilitate the self-healing process. She is extremely passionate about Naturopathic medicine, and she holds a strong passion for working with the pediatric population. Her goal is simple: to help families raise happy, healthy children. She enjoys working with families to promote positive mental, emotional and physical health while fostering resilience in children and teenagers. She is committed to guiding families through the maze of health care decisions. She works with families to naturally treat children’s acute or chronic health concerns, as well as provide guidance to families to prevent health concerns before they even arise.

Interested in learning more?

Dr. Marissa offers a complimentary 15 minute consultation as an opportunity for you to meet her, ask any questions you may have, and see if this is the right fit for you and your health goals. Click here to be redirected to our booking page.