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Council Of The College Of Massage Therapists Of Ontario

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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)

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.


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.


There is no limitation in legislation.

• 4 (two day) Council meetings plus 1 Council retreat, 2 Council professional development days and a 2-day orientation for new Public Appointees o Discipline Committee: 40+full day hearing dates plus pre-hearing conferences, deliberations and committee meetings (panels may be scheduled over consecutive days and duration of pre-hearing conferences, deliberations and committee meetings can be half to full day.) o ICRC: 25-30 full-day panel or committee meetings. o Patient Relations Committee: 4-6 half-day meetings o Registration Committee: 8-10 half-day meetings o Quality Assurance Committee: 8-10 full-day committee meetings plus 10 full-day panel meetings o Executive Committee: 4 (two day) committee meetings plus 8 half-day meetings o Fitness to Practice Committee: 4-6 full-day meetings • Preparation time could take up to one day for each full day meeting.Public members may be appointed to 2 or 3 committees and may serve as chair of 1 or more committees • Public members appointed to the ICRC or QA Committee will also be assigned to 1 panel of those committees. • Days above include orientation.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) MARLENE KESLER
20-Jun-2019 - 19-Jun-2022
2. Member (Part-Time) CAROLYN WATT
29-Aug-2019 - 28-Aug-2022
3. Member (Part-Time) SOHAIL MALL
29-Aug-2019 - 28-Aug-2022
4. Member (Part-Time) LLOYD WHITE
21-Feb-2021 - 20-Feb-2023
5. Member (Part-Time) JAY MATHERS
05-Mar-2021 - 04-Mar-2024
6. Member (Part-Time) JALPA PATEL
16-Sep-2021 - 15-Sep-2024
7. Member (Part-Time)
8. Member (Part-Time)
9. Member (Part-Time)