Inspiring excellence 

in massage therapy education

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

We’re recruiting! CMTCA is pleased to announce the call for applications to join the Board of Directors of the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation.


The CMTCA Board is seeking to fill the following positions:


  1. One representative with knowledge, skill an experience related to accreditation in a profession other than massage therapy.

  2. Two representatives with knowledge, skill and experience related teaching, accrediting, regulating or advocating for the massage therapy profession. It should be noted that the incumbents occupying these two vacancies are eligible and willing to re-apply for their positions. Additional applicants are welcome.


If you would like to be considered for any of the above-mentioned positions; please review the documents below and submit an application to CMTCA before 5PM (ET) March 1st, 2021.

Board Application Process

Board Member Roles and Responsibilities

Board Member Application

Code of Conduct Policy

Confidentiality Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy

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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