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Council of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

Ministry
Health
URL
www.cmto.com
Address
SUITE 810, 1867 YONGE STREET
TORONTO
M4S1Y5
Phone
(416) 489-2626
Fax
(416) 489-2625
Background
Massage Therapy Act, S.O. 1991, C. 27, S. 4 (opens a new window)
Regulated Health Professions Act, S.O. 1991, c. 18, Sched. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

The college regulates the profession of Massage Therapy in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to services provided by competent health professionals, and that individuals are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Massage Act, 1991, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of practice, entry to practice requirements, standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the College of Massage Therapists function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocations of certificates of registration to practice in Ontario.

Membership

Between six and nine members are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college. Between five and eight members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not members of the college, members of a college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or members of a council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The council elects annually a president and a vice-president from among the members.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
• Public members spend an average of 79 days per year on College activity. • Meetings via videoconference during regular business hours: in-person meetings required on occasion. Some meetings/hearings scheduled over consecutive days. • Public members serve on both the Fitness to Practise and Discipline Committees and are appointed to 1-2 additional committees (Registration, Client Relations, Quality Assurance or ICRC). • Council and Committees require meeting preparation up to 1 full day per meeting. Committee meetings and hearings range from a half-day to a full day. • Council: 18 days (4 meetings, retreat, education, orientation, prep) • Discipline and Fitness to Practice: 30-60 days (orientation, education, meetings, hearings, deliberations) • Inquiries, Complaints and Reports (ICR) Committee: 24–36 days (orientation, meetings, panels, prep) • Executive: 8 days • Client Relations : 4 days • Quality Assurance: 19 days • Registration : 6 days

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) LLOYD WHITE
21-Feb-2021 - 20-Feb-2023
whitby
2. Member (Part-Time) HOWARD SHEARS
17-Nov-2022 - 16-Nov-2023
london
3. Member (Part-Time) JAY MATHERS
05-Mar-2021 - 04-Mar-2024
toronto
4. Member (Part-Time) JALPA PATEL
16-Sep-2021 - 15-Sep-2024
hamilton
5. Member (Part-Time) MIRIAM NAVY
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2025
thornhill
6. Member (Part-Time) MARLENE KESLER
20-Jun-2022 - 19-Jun-2025
barrie
7. Member (Part-Time) CAROLYN WATT
29-Aug-2022 - 28-Aug-2025
pembroke
8. Member (Part-Time)