National Accreditation for MT Education – Bulletin No. 2

April 29, 2013
Apr. 23, Kamloops, BC – Bulletin No. 1 announced commencement of work to create a stakeholder-driven action plan for national accreditation of massage therapy education programs.  This second bulletin is to announce that the National Accreditation Planning Committee has now been formed.

A listing of committee member is as follows. 

From the:

  • Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools –  Randy Ellingson;
  • Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance –  Lori Green;
  • College of Massage Therapists of BC – Annette Ruitenbeek;
  • College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland & Labrador – Samantha Piercey;
  • College of Massage Therapists of Ontario – Corinne Flitton;
  • Massage Therapists’ Association of BC – Bodhi Haraldsson;
  • Newfoundland & Labrador Massage Therapists’ Association – Claudette Marie Warren;
  • Ontario Council of Private Massage Therapy Colleges – Brandy John;
  • Ontario Heads of Massage – Lori Copeland; and
  • Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario – Bryn Sumpton.
The Committee will meet in Toronto for two days in early June. Its mandate is to work on behalf of stakeholders to develop a plan for establishing national accreditation, which will include:
  • the nature and governance structure of the new national accreditation agency;
  • proposed national standards, policies and procedures for accreditation;
  • administrative and support needs to operate accreditation;
  • identification of further work required, and the timeframe necessary, to commence
  • accreditation activities under the new agency;
  • identification of funding needs to establish the new agency and to undertake operations
  • until accreditation activities become self-sustaining on a cost-recovery basis.

The committee looks forward to providing a further update in the weeks ahead.

Communications for the consultant or the Planning Committee can be sent by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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