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MTAM Board and Committees – Engage, Influence, Network, Improve, Have Fun!


One of the great opportunities that MTAM provides to members is the chance to help shape your profession. By accepeting a nomination to the Board or joining one of MTAM’s very active, volunteer committees, you can do just that. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board meetings occur from 9:00am - 12:30pm on the last Monday of the month with the exception of August and December. Directors are elected to 2-year terms, attend monthly meetings and from time-to-time will be required to have discussions on our Board Slack channel. 

Nominations to the Board can be made by a colleague or you may choose to self-nominate. Prior Board or committee experience is an asset but all new Board members are provided with an orientation and information to assist them with understanding Board activities and responsibilities.
Board Application and Position Description

MTAM COMMITTEES 

Joining an MTAM Committee (video)

There are a variety of committees to choose from and one is bound to be a good fit with your professional development goals:  

  • Education & Continuing Competency 
    • Review and approve courses for continuing competency credits.
    • Work in conjunction with other committees on any activities with an education and continuing competency component.
    • Meets via zoom every other month on the 3rd Tuesday from 9:30-11:30am. (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov)
  • Insurance & Practice Management
    • Create and review policies and best practice documents to assist members with managing their practices. Create practice resources and handy clinic tools. Review member insurance programs on a regular basis.
    • Meets via zoom every other month on the 3rd Monday from 9:00am-12:00pm. (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov)
  • Inclusive Practice (Formerly the LGBT2SQ+ Task Force)
    • Raise awareness regarding barriers to accessing massage therapy among various populations and communities and provide resources to members to help them create more accessible and inclusive practices.
    • Meets via zoom every other month on the 2nd Thursday from 9:30-11:00am. (Feb, Apr, Jun, Oct)
  • Marketing & Communications 
    • Create marketing and communications campaigns and resources to promote the benefits of massage therapy to the public and provide members with marketing tools to use in their practices.
    • Meets via zoom every month on the 2nd Monday from 9:30-11:30am.
    • All about the Marketing & Communications Committee (video)
  • Regional Initiatives 
    • Raise awareness of concerns that may be unique to each region in Manitoba. Assist in planning regional events and creating regionally relevant resources.
    • Meets via zoom every other month on the 2nd Thursday from 9:30-11:00am. (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov)
    • All about the Regional Initiatives Committee (video)
  • Research 
    • Promote research literacy and encourage evidence-informed massage therapy practice by hosting research events such as Journal Club and our popular Annual Research Symposium.
    • Meets via zoom from 9:30-11:30am on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
  • Conference & Events - Task Force
    • Plan in-person and online events as well as the Annual Spring Conference. New focus on providing interesting, user-friendly online courses and events.
    • Meets via zoom from 9:30-11:30am on the 2nd Tuesday of the month as needed. More frequent assistance required in the weeks leading up to the conference. 
    • Volunteer shifts at conference is required.
    • Opportunities to volunteer at other in-person courses (Free education!)

We try not to schedule meetings in August or December because committee volunteers need a break too!

Meetings are held via Zoom to allow all members, regardless of where they live, an opportunity to be a part of a committee. 

Committees also remain active between meetings on a communication platform called Slack. 

Helping shape your profession and giving back to your fellow members isn’t the only perk of being an active committee member. You also get:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Continuing education credits
  • Experience and education toward becoming a future Board member
  • Awareness of the profession on local, provincial and national levels
  • Opportunity to become a more well-rounded healthcare professional

Joining an MTAM committee is just one of the ways that you can be part of the Community, Support, and Growth at MTAM and in the massage therapy profession. 

For more information about each of the committees and how to join one, contact MTAM at info@mtam.mb.ca

Videos highlighting the rest of the committees and their meeting times will be coming soon.

We hope to see you at a committee meeting soon!