On an annual basis, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) appoints Registered Massage Therapists (“RMTs” or “MTs”), with a General Certificate of Registration and in good standing with the College, to serve on College Committees as non-Council members. We are currently looking for RMTs to serve on the Inquiries Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC), the Client Relations Committee, the Quality Assurance Committee, the Registration Committee and the Discipline Committee. For information on what the committees are responsible for, please refer to the 2017 Annual Report.
To clarify, non-Council members are not members of Council. They do not have to be elected to the position and they are not required to attend Council meetings. Non-Council members serve on Committees and participate in the disposition of matters involving RMTs by rendering decisions and reasons. Information on how CMTO ensures professional conduct of RMTs is available here. In addition, they may participate in the development of policies, Standards of Practice and guidelines. The term of office for a non-Council member is one year.
Qualifications and Time Commitment
Non-Council members are expected to have some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes in order to carry out their responsibilities effectively:
- Familiarity and general working knowledge of the College’s governing legislation and an understanding of the professional context within which the College operates;
- Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively;
- Impartiality and sound judgement to fairly decide matters involving conflicting verbal/written evidence and the assessment of credibility;
- Commitment to ongoing professional development to enhance expertise and remain current in regulatory matters;
- Commitment to respect diversity and to maintain fair, transparent processes within the limitations set by legislation;
- Computer literacy; and
- Ability and willingness to travel to Toronto for meetings.
The position involves preparation for meetings by reviewing agenda materials and case summaries. Non-Council members are expected to attend training and orientation sessions designated by the College. Non-Council members can expect to contribute approximately seven to ten days per year, depending on the Committee to which they are appointed.
A registrant is eligible to be appointed as a non-Council member if:
(A) S/he is not:
i. An elected representative, director or officer or employee of, or a party to a contractual relationship to provide services to, the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) or similar professional association; or
ii. An appointed committee Chairperson or member of a committee of the RMTAO or similar professional association, such that it is reasonable to expect that a real or apparent conflict of interest may arise;
(B) S/he has not been employed or contracted by CMTO within the previous two years;
(C) S/he is not in default of payment of any prescribed fees;
(D) S/he is not in default of completing and returning any form required by the regulations or by-laws;
(E) S/he is not in default of any obligation to the College under a regulation or by-law;
(F) His/her Certificate of Registration has not been subject to a term, limitation or condition other than one prescribed by regulation;
(G) S/he is not the subject of any disciplinary or incapacity proceedings;
(H) A period of at least six years has elapsed since:
i. S/he complied with all aspects of any order that may have been issued by the Discipline Committee or Fitness to Practise Committee;
ii. His/her Certificate of Registration has been suspended pursuant to any order that may have been issued by the Discipline Committee; and
(I) S/he has not been disqualified by Council as a Council member or committee member in the preceding six years.
If you are interested in participating as a CMTO non-Council member, please forward a copy of your resume to Angela Higham, Senior Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, January 7, 2019. Please indicate which Committee you are interested in participating on. Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Committee who will make a recommendation to Council to confirm the appointment of non-Council members to the various College committees at its February 12, 2019 meeting.
Non-Council members are paid a pro-rated per diem of $275.00 based on full-day meetings and preparation time. Out-of-pocket expenses, such as accommodations, meals and travel, are reimbursed.