Council met twice in September and November. Highlights from the meetings are summarized below.
September 20, 2022
- Council decided to renew CMTO’s contract with the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA) for 2023.
- Council approved exploring a pilot project with the Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal (OPSDT). The project, if approved, will involve the appointment of experienced adjudicators to the Discipline Committee to conduct active case management and chair complex hearings. These enhancements are expected to streamline hearings and deliberations and achieve more separation between Council and the Discipline Committee.
- Council also:
- received an overview of an updated Refresher Course that comes into effect in January 2023.
- approved the 2023 certification examination content outlines.
- approved updates to the Acupuncture Education and Authorization Policy.
November 28-29, 2022
- Council approved updates to CMTO’s Funding for Therapy and Counselling Policy to strengthen the program and ensure it remains equitable, transparent, and accessible.
- Council approved the 2023-25 Strategic Plan. The new Plan focuses on sexual abuse prevention, strengthening engagement and partnerships, regulatory excellence, and building on CMTO’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Council received a progress report from the DEI Ad Hoc Committee. The Committee provided a summary of the strategic goals and priorities relating to equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Council approved an increase to the one-day hearing tariff rate to $8,772 to account for inflation and the addition of HST to prosecution, legal and court reporting fees. Council also introduced a new half-day tariff rate of $5,852.
- Council received an overview of the changes that will impact RMTs in the new Bill 106: the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022.
- Council approved the proposed 2023 budget.