Inspiring excellence 

in massage therapy education

Who we are

The Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation accredits massage therapy education programs across Canada.  

New CMTCA Board Members


We are pleased to announce that the process to identify new members of the CMTCA Board of Directors is now completed.

All applications were reviewed and ranked against the published criteria. We received a number of applications for the available positions. We were very impressed by the demonstrated knowledge, experience, commitment, and leadership of each individual and thank all the applicants for participating in this important process.

Our newest board members are:

  • Robynne Madill

  • Janis Leonard

Congratulations to Valerie Browne who was re-elected for another term.

Our sincere thanks to all of the individuals who expressed interest in becoming a member of the CMTCA Board of Directors.

The CMTCA Board is also saying goodbye to two long-standing Board Members, Brandy John and Kathy Davidson. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Brandy and Kathy for helping shape CMTCA into the organization it is today and wish them all the best in their future projects.

Massage Therapy Services Resuming

CMTO and CMTBC have announced that massage therapy services will gradually resume in Ontario and British Columbia. Both regulators have published guidelines to ensure the safety of both patients and massage therapists while resuming services. Please find them here, and adhere to them as well as all public health guidelines:



A message for CMTCA massage therapy education programs


CMTCA knows that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting massage therapy education programs and how they deliver their curricula, and we support all efforts to follow public health guidelines and limit transmission. Some of the changes that are being made may affect a program’s ability to meet certain criteria in the standards. CMTCA is already planning how we will take these extenuating circumstances into consideration when site visits resume.

Programs that hold 1, 3 or 5 year accreditation decisions with CMTCA must notify us by email at of changes that become long term or permanent, or that affect their compliance with the standards. Programs that hold Preliminary Accreditation are not required to report changes to CMTCA.

We encourage everyone to follow public health guidelines and stay safe during this difficult time.

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