CMTO Announces Appointment of New Registrar & CEO

The College is pleased to announce the appointment of Corinne Flitton, RMT to the position of Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, commencing on February 21, 2013.

Corinne has served the College since 1995 in her roles, first as Assistant Registrar then as Deputy Registrar and finally Interim Registrar. A Regulator with insight into the regulatory challenges facing the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and Massage Therapists as they implement the requirements of legislation within their practices, Corinne developed a record of leadership during her position as Interim Registrar that is transparent, balanced, and of the highest integrity.

“Over the last two years, the College has embarked on some exciting projects as outlined in the 2011 Annual Report. The College will continue to move forward with its strategic plan and is moving closer to finally achieving some of its long range objectives, such as developing a national Massage Therapy school accreditation model with its regulatory partners in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador.”

As Interim Registrar, Corinne facilitated the transformation of the relationship between Council and staff by creating a new climate of openness, trust, and confidence. Among her many responsibilities, she has also worked closely with the College’s communications consultant to roll out a three year communications plan designed to more effectively engage College stakeholders using a variety of electronic formats, such as audio and video for online dissemination, to create greater accessibility to information.

“I believe that in addition to the College’s regulatory responsibilities to uphold the public interest, the College also has to be sensitive to the needs of its registrants to ensure they can effectively implement the College’s standards and policies which are designed to support the needs of the public. One aspect of this is the College’s drive to leverage technology as a means of improving organizational processes, including communications to help registrants comply with their professional obligations and responsibilities”, states Corinne Flitton.

Continuing on the same approach to more effectively help registrants comply with regulation, Corinne plans to work with Council to continue to fund Massage Therapy research and, more importantly, to find ways to get the results of research into Massage Therapy practice to improve the quality of care provided by Massage Therapists.

The College is one of more than 21 regulatory Colleges that oversee their respective health professions in Ontario. It is a not-for-profit organization established by the provincial government to regulate the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists in the province of Ontario under the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).