MTAM Events

February - 2020

2020 MTAM Annual Budget Presentation
February 26, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Presented by your MTAM Managing Director, Tricia Weidenbacher and Office & Adminstrative Manager, Andrea Darling.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and better understand the MTAM's financial position after 2019 and preview the 2020 Budget.

MTAM Members - Free

- Webinar Option -

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March - 2020

Health & Dental Benefits for MTAM Members - Information Presentation
March 2, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Join Ralph Irwin from Cascade Financial to learn more about the optional Health & Dental Benefits plan available to MTAM members.

An open enrollment period is in effect from March 1 - April 15th to allow members to sign-up for the Health & Dental Benefit plan without medical evidence, additional fees or rules applied.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: Free

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
March 6, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

Please note: 2 Core Competency credits will be applied only in the case of first recertification within a members cycle and 2 Complementary credits will be applied to the second recertification within a cycle. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $57 + GST

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Mental Health First Aid - Basic Level
March 9, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Deborah Romeyn, RMT

This course is held over two days: March 9 & 16, 2020. 

DETAILS

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $219 + GST
MTAM Associate Members: $239 + GST

Non-Members: $249 + GST

Fee includes course textbook/handouts, lunch and snacks.      
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Getting Ready for Tax Time & Tax Tips for RMTs
March 18, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With FBC Winnipeg | This seminar will discuss the key things you need to know as we near tax time, including business structures, the benefits of good record keeping, GST, eligible expenses, top tax tips and how to avoid an audit.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: $20 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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MTAM Journal Club - Concussions
March 19, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Facilitated by the MTAM Research Committee, the topic of this Journal Club will be concussions. 

The article selected for this event is Concussion Treatment Using Massage Techniques: a Case Study by Sylvia L. Burns, M.Ed., LMP

 Please feel free to read it in advance.

Learn more about Journal Club and what to expect.

- Webinar Option -

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2020 MTAM Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation ~ Award Winners and MTAM Members
March 21, 2020  |  6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
2 Complementary/Secondary Credits

Save The Date...

Traditionally held a the Spring Conference, this year's Celebration Dinner has been moved to its own special night at the St. Boniface Golf Club! Once the dinner and award presentation is complete, we'll have a Manitoba-style Social complete with music, dancing, silent auction and late night snacks.

The Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation is our chance to celebrate the many accomplishments of MTAM Members. From Milestone recognitions for years of membership, to Education awards and the Annual Merit award there are many members who will be recognized.

MTAM Award Winners: No charge
MTAM Members: $25.00 +GST

Additional details to follow

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2020 MTAM Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation ~ Guests
March 21, 2020  |  6:00 PM - 12:30 AM

2020 MTAM Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation ~ Social Only
March 21, 2020  |  8:00 PM - 12:30 AM

For those who are not able to attend the Dinner and Awards but would like to attend the Social.

Tickets are available for $10.00 +GST

Additional details to follow.

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Self-Employment Tips: Things I wish someone told me before I started
March 26, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

This discussion will explore some common tactics for Massage Therapists who want to be successfully self-employed.

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: FREE

Associate members: $15 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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April - 2020

Practice Boundaries Series: Using Your Massage Therapist Spidey Senses Wisely
April 8, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Susan Kos-Whicher  B.A., RMT 
*Copyright Marvel ComicBooks/Spider-Man's Spider Sense

Your 'spidey sense' is often an indication that a professional boundary is being challenged. This might happen in any aspect of your roles as an RMT: health care practitioner, customer service provider, business owner.

This seminar will help you recognize when a health care boundary is being crossed by a patient or by you, and will give you ideas on how to handle these situations better and safely.


MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: FREE
MTAM Associate Members: $25 + GST

NEW ~ WEBINAR OPTION AVAILABLE!

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TMJ Mastery with John Corry
April 17, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
22.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Back by popular demand! Join us for TMJ Mastery with John Corry, RMT

TMJ Mastery is a 3-day (April 17-19, 2020) instructional workshop for Registered/Licenced Massage Therapists exploring intra-oral techniques used to treat masticatory dysfunction.

Included is a comprehensive study of the continuum of Articular Disc displacements and the techniques that may restore disc function or alter further degeneration.

*This course is a pre-requisite for the much anticipated Hyoid-Laryngeal Positional Release course coming to MTAM's 2020 Spring Conference!
 



MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $629 + GST
MTAM Associate Members: $765 + GST
Non-Members: $875 + GST
Includes: course handouts and lunch
Approved for 22.5 Core Competency Credits

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2020 MTAM Annual Spring Conference & Annual General Meeting
April 25, 2020  |  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Save the date ~ April 25-26

Visit the Spring Conference website for details.

May - 2020

Handling Difficult Clients and Working Alone Safely
May 7, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Join us for this popular event and learn how to deal with difficult clients and learn safe practices when working alone.
 

NEW ~ WEBINAR OPTION AVAILABLE!

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: FREE

Associate members: $25 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
May 22, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

Please note: 2 Core Competency credits will be applied only in the case of first recertification within a members cycle and 2 Complementary credits will be applied to the second recertification within a cycle. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $57 + GST

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Money Monday: Cautious Consumerism
May 25, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

with Tim St. Vincent of the Credit Counselling Society

Unfortunately frauds and scams cost Canadians billions of dollars every year. Even savvy consumers can have their identity stolen or be scammed. Join us for an interactive workshop/webinar where you’ll learn how to:

  • Protect yourself against identify theft;
  • Be aware of common scams in Canada; and
  • Report fraud if you fall victim to it.  

We take a “grab and go” approach – grab an idea or two and go try it.  All participants will walk away with ideas, tips and resources.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: $20 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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June - 2020

Money Monday: Creating Your Financial Roadmap with Evan Morgan
June 1, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Are you financially prepared for life’s ups and downs? The Creating Your Financial Roadmap presentation explores options to:

  • Build a strong financial base
  • Be prepared for events you can’t control
  • Save for your child’s education, your retirement and other goals

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $20 + GST 
MTAM Associate Members: $35 + GST
Non-members: $45 + GST

More details to follow.

- Webinar Option -

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Palliative and Compassionate Care with Sheila Bergman
June 5, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
14 Core Competency/Primary Credits

This 14-hour, 2-day program (June 5&6) works to prepare you to care and support those individuals and/ or families who are living with a life-limiting illness or coping with grief. You will cover topic areas including the role of the massage therapist, death and dying, comfort measures, listening and responding, spiritual care, loss, grief and bereavement. You will also look at exploring your personal attitudes towards death and dying, deepen your self-awareness, and understand the importance of self-care.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Student Members: $360.00 +GST
Associate Members: $385.00 +GST
Non-Members: $425.00 +GST

Course fee includes lunch and course handouts.
Additional details to follow.

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MTAM Journal Club - Osteoarthritis
June 8, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Facilitated by the MTAM Research Committee, the topic of this Journal Club will be knee osteoarthritis. 

The article for this event will be posted here as soon as it has been confirmed for participants to read in advance.

Learn more about Journal Club and what to expect.

- Webinar Option -

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Look Both Ways: Recognize and Respond to Healthcare Boundaries before Crossing
June 10, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

This course will be an interactive session that combines information from all of our recent professional boundaries series events including:

Using your Spidey Senses
Challenges of being a male RMT
Professional Boundaries in Healthcare

At the end of the session, participants will understand the subtleties of health care boundary crossings and the insidious nature of their development. They will be able to evaluate their own practice habits and modify, if necessary, to ensure a safe, healthy, and positive treatment environment for both their clients and themselves.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: FREE
MTAM Associate Members: $25.00 +GST

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CancerCare Challenge for Life ~ Volunteer Event
June 13, 2020  |  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2 Complementary/Secondary Credits

This volunteer opportunity supports CancerCare Manitoba.Volunteers provide post-event massage for participants as they finish their walk/exercise.

Multiple shifts are available from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Sign up for one shift or stay the whole day!

Massage tables and supplies are provided.

2 complementary credits awarded per shift.

Contact MTAM to volunteer.

New Member Orientation
June 15, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

You're invited to attend the MTAM New Member Orientation Session.

For those planning on joining the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba as a full Practicing Member, we are pleased to invite you to our New Member Orientation! Meet the MTAM Community and learn more about how the Association helps you start your practice off right! 
If you are already one of our awesome new members and haven't attended our
New Member Orientation, now is your chance!

Why should I attend?
 
Along with allowing us to welcome you personally to the profession, there are several great benefits to attending an orientation session, including:

  • Opportunity to meet the Association staff who are here to support you and your career
  • Assist you in finalizing your membership application and insurance paperwork
  • Review the benefits of your membership and obligations as an Association member
  • Learn valuable tips for starting your massage therapy practice off right

What should I bring to the orientation?

  • Current CPR Certificate (level C)
  • Original copy of your criminal record check with vulnerable sector search (less than 6 months old) or proof of application 
  • Method of payment (Visa, Mastercard, E-Funds Transfer or Cheque - no cash please.  There is a three payment option for new members, please see application.

Helpful Links 

New Member Application
Criminal Record Check - Winnipeg

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Regulation Update ~ Winnipeg
June 17, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba.  Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: FREE

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
June 19, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

Please note: 2 Core Competency credits will be applied only in the case of first recertification within a members cycle and 2 Complementary credits will be applied to the second recertification within a cycle. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $57 + GST

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Independent Contractor 101
June 23, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Massage therapists and similar health care service providers often work in situations in which they think they are independent contractors but are really being treated as employees. This course will help clinic owners and RMTs understand the difference between an independent contractor and employee relationship, CRA guidelines that distinguish the two types of workers and how to make the most of your independent contractor status.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $50 + GST
Associate Member: $60 + GST
Non-Members/Guests: $65 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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July - 2020

Regional Meet & Greet and Regulation Update ~ Dauphin
July 16, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Regional Meet & Greet:
Join your fellow MTAM members for an hour of questions & answers, practice support and networking opportunities.

Regulation Update:
Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: FREE

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

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Regional Meet & Greet and Regulation Update ~ Brandon
July 17, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Regional Meet & Greet:
Join your fellow MTAM members for an hour of questions & answers, practice support and networking opportunities.

Regulation Update:
Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: FREE

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

Register
Regional Meet & Greet and Regulation Update ~ Winkler
July 28, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Regional Meet & Greet:
Join your fellow MTAM members for an hour of questions & answers, practice support and networking opportunities.

Regulation Update:
Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: FREE

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

Register

August - 2020

Regional Meet & Greet and Regulation Update ~ Selkirk
August 17, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Regional Meet & Greet:
Join your fellow MTAM members for an hour of questions & answers, practice support and networking opportunities.

Regulation Update:
Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: FREE

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

Register
Regional Meet & Greet and Regulation Update ~ Steinbach
August 18, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Regional Meet & Greet:
Join your fellow MTAM members for an hour of questions & answers, practice support and networking opportunities.

Regulation Update:
Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: FREE

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

Register
Money Monday: Budgeting on an Irregular Income
August 24, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

with Tim St. Vincent from the Credit Counselling Society

Irregular income can come in many different forms including self-employment, contracting, casual work/hours, fluctuating hours, commissions, tips, and even bonuses. One of the major challenges with irregular income is not being able to predict income which makes budgeting very difficult.

It is very easy to get caught in a cycle of relying on credit to supplement lean months which can lead into a downward spiral of credit and debt. It also requires discipline to not overspend when the income is high.

The good news is that there are 3 different systems that you can try to help you manage irregular income so that you feel as though you’re in control and still have money for fun things.  In the Irregular Income workshop/webinar, you will learn how to:

Determine which system will work for you;

  • Average your income and create a manageable household budget if you have been self-employed for over three years;
  • Create a holding account system so that you can weather the up’s and down’s of irregular income;
  • Create a good month budget and lean month budget;
  • Put money aside for taxes (if applicable);
  • Track your expenses so you know exactly where your money is going;
  • Plan and pay for irregular expenses like car maintenance, clothing and shoes, and pet bills even though your income fluctuates;
  • Create a paycheque plan to cover your fixed, cash/variable and savings expenses; and
  • Build your saving so that you can manage through the irregularity of your income.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: $20 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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October - 2020

Regulation Update ~ Winnipeg
October 27, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: FREE

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

- Webinar Option -

Register