News: RMT Conduct

 

Masoud Zhian – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, August 13, 2021 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating Masoud Zhian, who has been charged with sexual assault.

Masoud Zhian practises in Markham, Ontario.

Please see Masoud Zhian’s details on CMTO’s public register for more information. CMTO is currently cooperating with York Regional Police on this matter.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:

Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Rolando Arango – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charges

TORONTO, January 18, 2021 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating Rolando Arango (also referred to as Rolando Arrango Larrinaga in the media), who is facing one count of sexual assault.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, CMTO has issued an interim suspension order that prohibits Rolando Arango from practising Massage Therapy in Ontario. Please see Rolando Arango’s details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

CMTO will provide updates on this matter and is currently cooperating with Toronto Police Services.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com  

Michel Sarkis – Update: CMTO Confirms Investigation into Additional Criminal Charges

TORONTO, October 14, 2020 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating former Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) Michel Sarkis (formerly Michel McSayghis), who was charged with four (4) additional counts of sexual assault. Details about the additional criminal charges are available on CMTO’s public register.

Michel Sarkis is not currently able to practice Massage Therapy in Ontario. He resigned his Certificate of Registration on October 2, 2020 (while under investigation). CMTO’s investigations regarding Michel Sarkis’ conduct remain ongoing.

CMTO is cooperating with the York Regional Police on this matter.

Please see Michel Sarkis’ details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com  

Michel Sarkis – Update: CMTO Confirms Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Abuse

TORONTO, September 18, 2020 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating new allegations of sexual abuse made against Michel Sarkis (formerly Michel McSayghis) by two (2) clients.

As a result of the ongoing investigations, CMTO has issued an interim suspension order that prohibits Michel Sarkis from practising Massage Therapy in Ontario. Please see Michel Sarkis’ details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

CMTO is cooperating with the York Regional Police on this matter.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com  

 

Michel Sarkis – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, September 15, 2020 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating Michel Sarkis (formerly Michel McSayghis), who has been charged with one count of sexual assault. CMTO is cooperating with the York Regional Police.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, CMTO has imposed several terms, conditions and limitations (TCLs) on Michel Sarkis’ certificate of registration. Please see Michel Sarkis’ details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com  

Grigori Tabak – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Abuse Charges

TORONTO, February 19, 2020 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating Grigori Tabak, who is facing two counts of sexual assault.

Grigori Tabak is practicing in Vaughan, Ontario.  

Please see Grigori Tabak’s details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com  

Gerard Rodrigues – Update: CMTO Confirms Investigation into Additional Charges

TORONTO, January 24, 2020 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating one of its registrants, Gerard Rodrigues, who has been charged with six (6) additional counts of sexual assault. Details about the additional charges are available on CMTO’s public register.

Gerard Rodrigues is not currently able to practice Massage Therapy in Ontario. As the result of ongoing CMTO investigations, Gerard Rodrigues’ Certificate of Registration was suspended in January 2020. CMTO is continuing its investigations, and is cooperating with the Peterborough Police Service.

Please see Gerard Rodrigues’ details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)

CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

 

Gerard Rodrigues – Update: CMTO Confirms Investigation into Further Charges

TORONTO, January 10, 2020 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating one of its registrants, Gerard Rodrigues, who was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault (on December 11, 2019, and January 6, 2020). Gerard Rodrigues was practicing in Peterborough, Ontario, and was also charged with one count of assault on January 6, 2020.  

CMTO is cooperating with the Peterborough Police Service. Gerard Rodrigues cannot currently practice as CMTO has suspended his Certificate of Registration. Please see Gerard Rodrigues’ details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)

CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

 

Gerard Rodrigues - CMTO Confirms Investigation into Further Charges

TORONTO, January 7, 2020 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating one of its registrants, Gerard Rodrigues, who was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault (on December 11, 2019, and January 6, 2020). Gerard Rodrigues practises in Peterborough, Ontario, and was also charged with one count of assault on January 6, 2020.  

CMTO is cooperating with the Peterborough Police Service. Gerard Rodrigues’ bail conditions include a restriction on his practice. Please see Gerard Rodrigues’ details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)

CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Gerard Rodrigues - CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, December 13, 2019 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating one of its registrants, Gerard Rodrigues, who was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault on December 11, 2019. Gerard Rodrigues practices in Peterborough, Ontario.

Gerard Rodrigues’ bail conditions include a restriction on his practice. Please see Gerard Rodrigues’ details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)

CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Andrew Prosperi - CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charges

TORONTO, December 13, 2019– It has recently come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Andrew Prosperi, former Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), has been charged with five counts of sexual assault.

Andrew Prosperi is not currently able to practice Massage Therapy in Ontario. As the result of an ongoing investigation, Andrew Prosperi’s Certificate of Registration was suspended in December 2019. CMTO is continuing its investigations, and is cooperating with the York Regional Police.

Please see Andrew Prosperi’s details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Andrew Prosperi - CMTO Confirms Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Abuse

TORONTO, December 11, 2019 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is investigating new allegations of sexual abuse made against Andrew Prosperi by three (3) clients. Andrew Prosperi practised in Aurora, Markham and Toronto, Ontario.

As a result of the ongoing investigations, CMTO has issued an interim suspension order that prohibits Andrew Prosperi from practising Massage Therapy in Ontario.

Please see Andrew Prosperi’s details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Jessica Jones – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Criminal Charges

TORONTO, December 3, 2019 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating Jessica Jones, who is facing multiple criminal charges of fraud and related activities.

Jessica Jones is not currently able to practise Massage Therapy. As a result of an ongoing investigation, Jessica Jones’ Certificate of Registration was suspended in October 2018.

Please see Jessica Jones’ details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com  

 

 

Nathaniel Porter-Gowan - CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, October 4, 2019 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating one of its registrants, Nathaniel Porter-Gowan, who was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault on May 25, 2019.

CMTO is investigating these allegations and is cooperating with Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP.

Please see Nathaniel Porter-Gowan’s details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com  

Jeffrey Pitts - CMTO Confirms Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Abuse

TORONTO, August 29, 2019 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is investigating allegations of sexual abuse made against Jeffrey Pitts by four (4) clients. Jeffrey Pitts practised in Brantford, Ontario.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, CMTO has issued an interim suspension order that prohibits Jeffrey Pitts from practising Massage Therapy in Ontario.

Please see Jeffrey Pitts’ details  on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

 

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Loreto (Loris) Colasanti - CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, March 22, 2019 – It has recently come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Loreto (Loris) Colasanti, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) practising Massage Therapy in Mississauga, Ontario, has been charged with one count of sexual assault.

CMTO is investigating these allegations and is cooperating with Peel Regional Police. Please see the Peel Police news release for further information.

Please see Loreto (Loris) Colasanti’s details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

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For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

John Ackerman - CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charges

TORONTO, January 31, 2019 – It has recently come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that John Ackerman, former Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), has been charged with three counts of sexual assault.

Mr. Ackerman is not currently able to practice Massage Therapy in Ontario. As the result of an ongoing investigation, Mr. Ackerman’s Certificate of Registration was suspended in October 2018. CMTO is continuing their investigations and will commence a new investigation into the additional two criminal charges. CMTO is cooperating with the Ottawa Police Service.

Please see John Ackerman’s details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.
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For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Chatelain Jean – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault and Criminal Harassment Charges

TORONTO, May 2, 2018 – It has come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Chatelain Jean, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), practising Massage Therapy in Ottawa, Ontario, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of criminal harassment.

CMTO has commenced an investigation into these allegations and is cooperating with the Ottawa Police Service. Please see the Ottawa Police Service’s news release.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

 

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For more information, contact: 
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Douglas Stephens – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, January 23, 2018 – It has recently come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Douglas Stephens, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), practising Massage Therapy in Toronto, Ontario, has been charged with one count of sexual assault.

CMTO has commenced an investigation into these allegations and is cooperating with Toronto Police Services.

Please see Douglas Stephens’ details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

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For more information, contact: 
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Coel Francis Findlay – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, September 20, 2017 – It has come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Coel Francis Findlay, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) practising Massage Therapy in Kingston, Ontario, was charged by Kingston Police on September 19, 2017, with sexual assault following a police investigation into his practice as a Massage Therapist.

Coel Francis Findlay has been released on the following bail conditions:

  • Not engage in providing massage services to any person whether for any type of remuneration or not;
  • Not attend his place of employment;
  • Not possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code;
  • Not change his address without prior court approval; and
  • Abstain from communicating either directly or indirectly with the client.

 

Please see CMTO’s public register for further details.

CMTO has commenced an investigation into these allegations, and is in contact with Kingston Police.

Please see the Kingston Police’s news release for additional information.

 

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (“RMTs” or “MTs”) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

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For more information, contact: 
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

 

Public Register: Your Source for Up-to-Date Information on RMTs in Ontario

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) maintains an up-to-date public register to ensure the public has access to the latest information on every registrant/Registered Massage Therapist (“RMT” or “MT”) in Ontario, including those who are no longer practising. Click on the button below to access CMTO’s public register.

 

Public register: Find an RMT