Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is committed to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) through recognition and acceptance of individuals’ unique lived experiences.

As part of our 2023 – 2025 Strategic Plan, CMTO included a dedicated goal on EDI. CMTO has committed to:

  • embedding EDI into our organizational programs and processes; and
  • reporting publicly on EDI progress.

In addition to supporting CMTO’s EDI efforts through our strategic commitments, we also actively participate in the Health Profession Regulators of Ontario (HPRO) Anti-Racism Steering Committee. The group is composed of nine health regulatory colleges that work together to identify systemic racism and implement tangible solutions that help build health systems and practices that reinforce EDI.

In late 2022, we collaborated with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario on a two-part learning series that held space for healthcare professionals to build their understanding of how to effectively foster anti-racist workplaces and relationships with their clients.

Annually, we also identify and report on CMTO’s EDI progress to the Ontario Ministry of Health through the College Performance Measurement Framework (CPMF) tool.

We will continue to learn about EDI and improve our processes to help build a more inclusive organization and healthcare system going forward.

If you would like to offer your perspective related to EDI and Massage Therapy, please email communications@cmto.com to share your comments or questions.

EDI Resources

CMTO compiled a list of helpful resources for RMTs, clients and others who want to learn more about EDI. The resources are not produced by CMTO, but are provided as reference material.

Implicit Bias

Gender Equality


Visible and Invisible Disabilities


Indigenous Peoples and Communities

Identifying Racism in Health Care

Anti-BIPOC Racism

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