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Aligning the Association with the Profession: The OMTA Becomes the RMTAO

For over 70 years, the OMTA has been a source of information and education for, and has advocated in the interests of the massage therapy profession in Ontario. Over this time, we have seen the profession grow both in its size and stature within Ontario. We continue our focus in these areas as part of our commitment to advancing the profession and improving the health of Ontarians.

Update #3 on Inter-jurisdictional Competency Profile

The Consortium of Massage Therapy Regulators for Inter-jurisdictional Competency Development (British Columbia, Newfoundland & Labrador and Ontario) met for the third and final time in this phase of the project. Friday and Sunday meetings were for the Consortium members and Saturday May 1st was an open session with invited representatives from Associations and Educator Groups.

Fraud in Massage Therapy

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario is the governing body for Ontario’s Registered Massage Therapists. Only registered members of the College are entitled to hold themselves out as Registered Massage Therapists, Massage Therapists or to use the designation RMT.

Jenny Tran Illegal Practitioner

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario received information from Durham Regional Police Services Major Fraud Unit in relation to a month long investigation of Ms. Jenny Tran and Ajax Unisex Salon and Spa, located at Westney Road in Ajax, that has resulted in the arrest of Ms. Tran for posing as a qualified healthcare provider in the areas of massage therapy, acupuncture and other services. Ms. Tran was charged with Fraud over $5000, 2 counts of Attempted Fraud over $5000, Forgery, Uttering Forged Documents, 2 counts of defrauding the public and Attempt to obstruct Justice.

Update to OSCE 2010 content outline

  I am pleased to be writing to you to announce that the content outline for the College’s Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) has been revised to reflect our most … Read More

Alleged Sex Offender not a Registered Massage Therapist

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, the organization entrusted by government and the public of Ontario to regulate the nearly 10,000 massage therapists in the province, was distressed to hear of the alleged abuse of a 15 year old female by an individual claiming to provide massage therapy. The College clarifies for the public that Sedat Ozdemir is not a registered massage therapist in Ontario.

Election Results

Darren Stevens, MT of District 3 has been elected to Council. Alois Nikodym, MT of District 4 has been elected to Council. Nancy Engstrom, MT of District 8 has been elected to Council.