Board Elections

In accordance with By-Law No. 2 s.8 (A) and s.41(B), the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) recently held Board elections in Districts 2, 5, 7, and a by-election in District 4 to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Ian Vining, RMT. 

The districts are defined as follows: 

  • District 2, composed of the territorial district of Nipissing, the counties of Renfrew, Hastings, Prince Edward, Frontenac and Lanark, the united counties of Lennox and Addington, Leeds and Grenville, Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and the regional municipality of Ottawa-Carleton; 
  • District 4 is composed of the City of Toronto, west of Yonge Street, excluding the postal codes that are in District 9 (M2M, M2N, M2P, M4N, M4P, M4S, M4T, M4W, M4Y, M5B, M5C, M5E); 
  • District 5, composed of the counties of Simcoe, Dufferin, Wellington, Halton and Peel; 
  • District 7, composed of Academic members. 

CMTO partnered with Simply Voting to administer the elections online. The results of the elections are as follows.

District 2 Result 

At the close of the Board election in District 2 on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Dawn Oehring, RMT was re-elected to the Board. CMTO congratulates Dawn for being re-elected to the Board for a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2024. 

District 4 Result 

At the close of the Board by-election in District 4 on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Robyn Libby, RMT was elected to the Board. CMTO congratulates Robyn for being elected to the Board for a one-year term, beginning January 1, 2024. 

District 5 Result 

At the close of the Board election in District 5 on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Tammy Contois, RMT was elected to the Board. CMTO congratulates Tammy for being elected to the Board for a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2024. 

District 7 Result 

At the close of nominations in District 7, Ravara Van Vliet, RMT was re-elected by acclamation to the Board. CMTO congratulates Ravara for being re-elected to the Board for a three-year term beginning in January 2024. 

What is the Board?  

The Board is the governing body of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. All Board members share a fiduciary duty to serve and protect the public interest.  

Board members support the College in fulfilling its role to serve the public interest by setting the College’s strategic direction, making decisions about how RMTs are regulated in Ontario, and using their knowledge of Massage Therapy to ensure the development of standards and policies help ensure safe, competent, and ethical practice. 

If you have any questions about the election process, please call 416-489-2626/1-800-465-1933 ext. 4189 or email chevanne.simpson@cmto.com 

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