SUDBURY, ON, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Collège Boréal and the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes (FQM) have reached a first in the country: they have ratified an
agreement that will allow graduates of Collège Boréal's Massage Therapy
Program to benefit from the title of Accredited Massage Therapist in
the province of Quebec through exemptions from examination of
provincial competencies. This initiative aims to contribute to skilled
labour mobility in the field of massage therapy between Ontario and
Quebec, which, in itself is unique.
Kim Morris, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, explains that this
agreement aims to go beyond the recognition of titles and skills
obtained after three years of postsecondary education: "This strong
working relationship with the FQM could eventually lead to a greater
sharing of French language pedagogical and teaching resources. By
bringing competency profiles and its particular clinical approach to
the table, Collège Boréal could eventually enhance this collaboration
with FQM. Indeed, we are proud of this first step we are taking and
truly believe that it will lead to the development of a greater
partnership benefitting Francophones in both provinces."
"This rich collaboration demonstrates that the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes is willing to work more closely with young graduates from other
provinces. These young professionals will not only benefit from quality
education and training in French but also, from the notoriety and
credibility emanating from the FQM as a whole. Indeed, we would like to
thank Collège Boréal for their innovative and visionary approach",
notes Sylvie Bédard, FQM's CEO.
This agreement applies immediately to all of cohorts of Collège Boréal's
Massage Therapy Program, past and present.
About Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary
training and learning institution dedicated to the development and
growth of Northern and Central-Southwestern Ontario communities.
Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction
rates of all 24 community colleges in Ontario.
About the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes
The Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes is a regulated
professional body aiming to support and provide guidelines to
accredited massage therapists in the practice of their profession; its
mission is to ensure quality and secure massage therapy services to the
SOURCE: Québec Federation of Massage Therapists
For further information:
Strategic Communications and
705-560-6673, ext. 2720
Director of Communications and
Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes
1 800-363-9609, ext. 226