• Interim Deputy Registrar
  • Position: Interim Deputy Registrar
  • Job/Opportunity Number: DR032021
  • Unit/Department:
  • Organization: College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
  • Website: www.cmto.com
  • Location: Toronto
  • Term: 12-month contract
  • Posting Date:
    March 18, 2021
  • Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2021
  • Compensation:

    As a health regulatory college under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is responsible for overseeing and regulating the profession in Ontario in the public interest and supporting high quality in the practice of Massage Therapy. We are one of 26 health profession regulators (“Colleges”) in Ontario.

    To learn about professional licensing and regulatory bodies and their consumer protection mandate, visit the Canadian Regulatory Guide.


    You work collaboratively and with purpose. You are interested in working at CMTO because you are interested in developing, maintaining, and administering the regulations, policies, and processes that ensure Massage Therapists provide safe and effective massage therapy care to Ontarians. You enjoy helping to lead and support cross-functional teams as they launch modernization initiatives, organizational improvements, and regulatory enhancements to ensure that CMTO remains focused on and accountable to the public interest. You are comfortable in a fast-paced environment requiring a high degree of daily decision making and prioritization. You look for opportunities where you can make a difference.

    This full-time 12-month contract opportunity has the potential to become permanent full-time at the end of the contract term.

    Our office is conveniently located just steps from transit at Davisville subway station in midtown Toronto. Please note that this role is temporarily 100% work from home to mitigate the risk of community spread of COVID-19 and protect the safety of our team.


    Reporting to the Registrar & CEO, the Interim Deputy Registrar oversees the planning and administration of all regulatory program areas within their portfolio, including Registration Services, Professional Practice, Professional Conduct, and Policy & Communications. This role plays a significant part in ensuring the protection of the public interest through fulfillment of the College’s statutory obligations while providing leadership and expertise on all governance matters. The Deputy Registrar also assists and collaborates with the Registrar & CEO to support Council and Executive Committee. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge and demonstrated understanding of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and will possess leadership competencies in the areas of organizational and team management, project, financial, and risk management, in addition to Council and committee support and governance. As the second most senior position at the College, the Deputy Registrar assumes the responsibility and acts in the capacity of the Registrar & CEO in their absence.

    • Supports the Registrar & CEO in implementing CMTO’s strategic plan.
    • Oversees areas of the Registrar’s delegated authority under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), including but not limited to appointments of investigators and registration matters referred to the Registration Committee.
    • Provides leadership and expertise on all governance matters impacting the College including maintaining and updating By-laws, Council policies, and corporate documents (e.g., articles of incorporations, Board resolutions etc.)
    • Monitors governance processes to ensure the College continues to abide by its By-laws and Council policies for Council elections, committee appointments, decision-making, approvals, and handling of exceptions.
    • Collaborates with the Registrar & CEO to support the Executive Committee and Council.
    • Champions projects in support of CMTO’s strategic goals and builds momentum in the execution of operational plans, short-term goals, and College-wide metrics.
    • Provides coaching and oversees the performance and development of 5 direct reports including 4 department Directors and the Senior Executive Assistant.
    • Collaborates with the Registrar and senior management team to identify and evaluate the broader, cross-organizational impacts of new/emerging issues, risks, and opportunities.
    • University undergraduate degree or higher from a recognized post-secondary institution.
    • Minimum 7 years’ experience in a senior leadership role for a regulatory body, in program administration for a public or non-profit organization, or other directly related field; equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
    • Current and comprehensive knowledge of the RHPA, the Massage Therapy Act, and other relevant legislations and regulations and all College policies, standards, and guidelines.
    • Experience interpreting and implementing legislative requirements and internal policies and procedures.
    • Experience working with elected and appointed Councils/Boards and Committees and a strong understanding of Board governance and decision-making processes.
    • Understanding of the role of a regulatory body, including general knowledge of professional registration procedures, QA programs, investigations and discipline processes, and client/patient relations programs.
    • Ability to foster team collaboration and build trust.
    • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities, mandates, deadlines, and stakeholders.
    • Skilled critical thinker and problem-solver with the ability to exercise sound judgment.

    To be considered for this role, please forward your resume and cover letter to resumes@cmto.com on or by April 1, 2021. Please include job reference #DR032021, the job title, and your full name in the subject line of the email.

    We thank all applicants for their interest in CMTO. Please note, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. To support physical distancing, all recruitment activities including interviews and onboarding will be conducted virtually. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

    The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is committed to ensuring that its recruitment and other employment activities are fair and equitable. Accommodations are available at all stages of the employment cycle upon request.