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.


For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario