Council Highlights

Winter 2019

CMTO held Council meetings on September 16 and 17 and November 25 and 26, 2019. Key highlights from the meetings are below:

September 16 and 17, 2019

  • Quality Assurance Program – STRiVE Presentation
    • Vicki McCoy, Director, Professional Practice provided Council with an overview of STRiVE, the new Quality Assurance Program which launched on September 5, 2019. STRiVE has three key components; an E-Learning Module, a Self-Assessment and a Learning Plan. It is built on 15 Career-Span Competencies that apply in all practice settings, with a framework for RMTs to manage their practice throughout their entire career. For more information on STRiVE visit:
  • Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation
    • Kathrina Loeffler, Executive Director, Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA), presented an overview of the accreditation process and an update on the status of accreditation of Massage Therapy education programs in Canada. Learn more about CMTCA.
  • Review of Governance Policies
    • Council reviewed and approved amendments to the Council and Registrar Limitations and Linkages policy and the Compensation and Expense Guidelines for Professional Council Members policy. The amendments reflect current practice, provide clarity and ensure financial accountability.
  • Committee Member Appointments
    • Council approved appointments of the new Public Appointees to the Colleges statutory Committees. Council also ratified the appointment of Lloyd White to Executive Committee. Learn more about the role of Committees and view a list of all current Council and Committee members here.
  • Management and Organizational Risk Workplan
    • Angela Bates of Signal Regulatory Solutions provided Council with an overview of organizational risk management. Due to the number of initiatives and transition currently underway at the College, Council agreed to move the completion date of the organizational risk management project to 2021, and to move the key performance indicators portion of the project (Phase 2) to the data management project. In the interim, the College continues to monitor, address and reduce risk through continuous quality improvements initiatives.

For full details about the September 2019 Council Meeting, review the Council meeting minutes.


November 25 and 26, 2019

  • 2020 Budget
    • Council reviewed and approved the 2020 Operating Budget and the 2020 Capital Budget.
  • Proposed Changes to Professional Misconduct Regulation
    • Proposed amendments to the Professional Misconduct Regulation were approved by Council for submission to the Ministry of Health. The proposed amendments were circulated for a 60-day consultation period, where CMTO stakeholders were invited to review the proposed changes, rationale and provide feedback. Find out how feedback was incorporated.
  • Approval of 2020 Certification Examination Content Outlines and Third-Party Exam Provider
    • Council approved the 2020 content outlines for the Certification Examination, effective January 1, 2020.
    • Council was informed that an agreement was signed with Prometric Canada Testing Services Inc. to develop and administer CMTO’s Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) and Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) Certification Examinations as of January 1, 2021. Learn more here.
  • Discontinuation of Wallet Cards
    • Council approved the discontinuation of registrant photo ID cards for initial registration and renewal effective January 1, 2021 (for the 2021 renewal year). The online public register is the go-to place for up-to-date and reliable information about every Massage Therapist in Ontario. The public register ensures that clients and employers have easy access to accurate, comprehensive information about Massage Therapists, including any practice restrictions and conduct issues. Stay tuned; more information about the discontinuation of wallet cards to follow in 2020.
  • IT Strategy 2019 – 2025
    • Council was updated on the IT Strategy and work accomplished to date. Phase 1 of the project is complete, and staff are moving forward with Phase 2. For more information on CMTO’s IT Strategy, click here.
  • Code of Ethics
    • Council approved the refreshed Code of Ethics & Glossary of Terms and rescinded CMTO’s Charter on Professionalism. Read how RMTs helped to develop the refreshed Code of Ethics.
  • Update to Practice Resource: Cannabis

Want more information on any of these items? Check out the Council package for full details.

The next Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Reserve your spot now.

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