Dr. Val has been teaching at CSNN Mississauga since 2010. She teaches Pathology and Nutrition, Chemistry and Biochemistry and part 1 of the Mind Body Spirit course. Dr. Val teaches some of the Advanced Nutrition workshops, as well as practicals.
Dr. Franc received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph in 1996 and furthered her education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she graduated in 2000. Upon graduating Dr. Val was awarded the Leo-Boucher award for excellence in Clinical Nutrition. She currently maintains a family practice in both Toronto and Aurora where she combines her passion for holistic health and wellness with over 17 years of clinical experience working as a Naturopathic Doctor.
In addition to her family practice, she teaches Nutrition at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and supervises interns during clinical rotations at the Sherbourne Health Center. Dr. Val furthered her complementary skill-set by pursuing certification in hypnosis, becoming a certified yoga instructor and acquired additional training in Acupuncture and Traditional Asian Medicine at Zhejiang Hospital in Hangzhou China.
Her extensive public lecturing has involved various organizations and support groups including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Mental Health Association. She has also been a guest speaker at the annual conference for the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Val has published articles in Upper York and Living Well magazines. She’s also been featured in Life Peak and Esteem magazine.