College of Massage Therapists of Ontario – New Standards of Practice Now In EffectThe College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) has released new Standards for Maintaining Professional Boundaries and Preventing Sexual Abuse. The Standards articulate the minimum acceptable performance by the Massage Therapy profession in Ontario. 

The MTAM thanks Andrew Lewarne, Executive Director and CEO of the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario for sending a quick update and for their concise update on these standards from the view of their members across Ontario:

"The RMTAO continues to work with all interested stakeholders regarding the serious issue of maintaining professional boundaries and the prevention of sexual abuse. The RMTAO believes that education, communication, and transparency are key concepts that must be examined and employed in order to more appropriately maintain the professional boundaries and prevent sexual abuse in the workplace. This is an issue across all provinces and territories in Canada and we are pleased to be working with our partners in the CMTA to help answer this call to action."

The MTAM is currently working on an update to our INFORMED CONSENT Practice Recommendation. In addition, a number of new Boundary seminars are being planned for 2018. Keep checking the Coming Events page for more information.



We continue to work with our colleagues across Canada and will use this space to update on things of importance to RMT's across the country. Currently, the Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance represents over 14,000 Massage Therapists across Canada. 

We are all stronger, when we work together. We are proud of the relationships and partnerships we have with other Massage Therapy Association's across Canada and are a proud member of the Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance





We work with other health care therapies in this province including the Manitoba Physiotherapy Associationthe Manitoba Athletic TherapistsAssociation, and the Manitoba Chiropractor's Association.




MTAM Supports the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation


The purpose of the accreditation process is to provide a mechanism for quality assurance and continuing quality improvement of entry-level massage therapy education programs across Canada. Accreditation will foster a common national entry-level education standard that is based upon the entry-to-practice requirements in the regulated provinces, and in doing so will facilitate the initiation of regulation in provinces that are currently unregulated.  Accreditation will support the advancement of massage therapy as a health care profession, thereby serving the public interest.