National project to update and revalidate standards for Massage Therapists

The Federation of Massage Therapy Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FOMTRAC) has initiated a national project to update and revalidate the national practice competencies and performance indicators released in 2010 and 2012. The project team has representatives from four provinces in which massage therapy is a regulated health profession or is in the process of becoming a regulated profession under provincial legislation. Representatives from CMTO on the team include Pam Fitch, RMT and Kerry Anderson, RMT.

The project team has met twice, and has worked on updating the practice competencies in draft form. The next step in the project is to survey RMTs in the regulated provinces through an online survey.

FOMTRAC is a national federation of massage therapy regulators open to any massage therapy regulatory body in Canada operating under provincial legislation. Current members are the regulatory colleges in British Columbia, Newfoundland/Labrador, and Ontario.

Read the FOMTRAC statement describing the national project’s goals and timing