The MTAA is the only provincial Massage association in Alberta that requires all members to demonstrate their ability to practice safely by completing an Entry-to-Practice Examination. This process ensures that each and every active member of the MTAA is minimally competent to practice safely and ethically in providing Massage Therapy care to the Alberta public. Once active membership has been granted with the MTAA, each Massage Therapist is obligated to maintain the MTAA Standards of Practice, uphold the MTAA Code of Ethics and is required to further develop themselves and the profession of Massage Therapy through participating in ongoing and continual Professional Development. These standards and commitments made by MTAA Massage Therapists make us THE Massage Therapists of choice by the Alberta public.
The Prince Edward Island Massage Therapy Association is a collective group of Registered Massage Therapists who have been working to raise awareness of the benefits of therapeutic massage on PEI since 1996.
MTANS is a self governing body of massage therapists and is dedicated to protecting the public, serving its members, and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of massage therapy. MTANS requires that all members continually update their knowledge and skills. In 2008 we implemented a competency-based examination process which ensures that therapists maintain the highest professional standards and quality care of their clients.
The New Brunswick Massotherapy Association (NBMA) is a non-profit professional massage therapy organization which has been incorporated since 1988. From a meeting of 5 dedicated massage therapists, it now represents about 200 therapists from around the province.
Founded in 1990, the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists' Association is a non-profit association of professional, practising RMTs. The NLMTA is dedicated to promoting high standards of massage therapy throughout the province.
Members of the NLMTA are required to be active members of the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador. NLMTA members must follow high standards of practice, maintain a strict code of ethics and are required to participate in continuing education. NLMTA members must also retain an active membership and carry professional liability insurance through the association.
The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario is the voice of the massage therapy profession in Ontario. Established in 1936, the RMTAO is a member-driven, not-for-profit association that provides leadership for and advocates on behalf of Ontario’s RMTs. The RMTAO provides education, information, and programming that encourages professional growth and high standards for RMTs. The Association also promotes the profession to the public, government, business and other professions.
The MTAM is an incorporated not for profit association of professional massage therapists established as an association in 1973 within the requirements of the Corporations Act of the Province of Manitoba. It conducts its business from professionally staffed offices in Winnipeg. Its geographic area of responsibility is within the boundaries of the province.
MTAS is an organization dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the profession of massage therapy and to the protection of the public. It is a registered non-profit organization consisting of approximately 800 registered massage therapists in the province of Saskatchewan.
Members have an obligation to earn continuing education credits, to follow a detailed code of ethics and to carry malpractice and liability insurance.
A landmark study with a broad scope and strong, rigorous design, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project is establishing a large, high-quality population laboratory. By following 300,000 Canadians for their adult lives, the project hopes to answer some of cancer’s most challenging questions, including “Why do some people get cancer and other chronic diseases, and others do not?”
The project’s five regional teams – in Alberta, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec – aim to recruit and track a total of 300,000 healthy Canadians over decades. Participants provide information about their health, lifestyle and environment. The collection of baseline and ongoing data and biological samples, such as urine and blood, and physical measurements, such as weight and height, will build a database and bio-repository.
Participants are followed for decades, building layers of information that will create a rich database. Researchers will have access to data and can propose analyses that will identify patterns and information that will potentially explain some of the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart and lung disease.