CMTO Mission Statement

This is directly from the College’s Website


The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public, serving its members, and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of massage therapy in a safe and ethical manner.


Valued Professionals; Compassionate Care; Optimized Health for Life

As Registered Massage Therapists, we envision a future where we are valued professionals providing compassionate care to optimize health for life.

Valued Professionals:

  • Embrace the responsibility of advocacy for and stewardship of the therapeutic value of touch
  • Work as a community to enhance the integrity, credibility and influence of the profession
  • Engage as equals in inter-professional collaboration for client-centred care
  • Responsibly engage in independent decision-making within their practices and the health care system
  • Are knowledgeable and skilled therapists who provide excellence in care through continued competence and life-long learning
  • Provide evidence-based care with integrity, compassion and respect

Compassionate Care:

  • Is emphatically communicated through therapeutic, restorative touch
  • Places the client’s best interests at the centre of decision-making
  • Cherishes and respects the worth, privacy, diversity and dignity of all
  • Is rooted in history and is intrinsic to the profession’s nobility

Optimized Health for Life
Our unique approach:

  • Enables people to achieve a continuing sense of health and well-being for life
  • Recognizes the dynamic nature of health and provides adaptive care throughout the client’s lifetime
  • Engages and motivates a person in taking responsibility for their well-being
  • Identifies and applies the best possible current treatment options and guidelines to achieve the client’s needs and goals
  • Develops healthy relationships between professions and inspires connection and cooperation with the stakeholder communities around our clients to optimize their wellness


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