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Call for Nominations in 2017

08 March 2017

Call for nominations for election to CMLTO Council: CMLTO members get involved!

The CMLTO exists for the protection of the public’s right to safe, high-quality health care through self-regulation and leadership of the medical laboratory technology profession. The Council establishes CMLTO’s strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety. The CMLTO invites MLTs to be part of this process. Bring your knowledge, skill and ability to Council and help shape the future.

The Council is calling for nominations for election in:
District 2 – Central West Region (Term: Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2020)
District 4 – Central East Region (Term: Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2020)

Elections for existing Council vacancies will also be held for the following districts:
District 6 – North East Region (Term: Date Elected – Dec 31, 2018)
District 7 – North West Region (Term: Date Elected – Dec 31, 2018)
District 8 – Member-at-Large (Term: Date Elected – Dec 31, 2019)

The deadline for election nomination forms to be received by the CMLTO is Friday, May 26, 2017, at 5:00 pm.

The Council has established selection criteria for nominations and appointments to increase understanding of the qualifications and expectations of Council Members and serve as a guide for candidates and for those who are nominating, and being nominated, for Council positions. Please visit the Election Process page to view the criteria.

Please note that the Call for Nominations will be published in FOCUS, Issue 1 of 2017, CMLTO’s member newsletter, which is an exclusively online publication. Reminder: All members are required to provide an email address to CMLTO, please ensure you have so that you don't miss any important communications. 

Update: CMA accreditation

23 February 2017

The Canadian Alliance of Medical Laboratory Professional Regulators (CAMLPR) and CSMLS are pleased to provide an update (English PDF, French PDF) on the progress for the recruitment of an accreditation service to replace the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Accreditation Services.
CMLTO Registrar & CEO Kathy Wilkie is currently the CAMLPR Chair.

CMLTO office closed for Family Day

17 February 2017

Please note that the CMLTO office will be closed on February 20, 2017, for the Family Day statutory holiday. Regular office hours will resume at 8:30 am on February 21st.

CMLTO event calendar updated

16 February 2017

Whenever possible, CMLTO lists events that may be of interest to those working in the medical laboratory technology profession or other regulated health professions. Check out the listings by clicking here.

CCO Cervical Screening Guidelines

20 January 2017

For lab professionals
Cancer Care Ontario's Ontario Cervical Screening Program has released updated Cervical Screening Guidelines. Click here to read or download the guidelines (PDF).

Approved refresher courses for 2017

19 January 2017

The lists of CMLTO-approved refresher courses for MLTs have been updated for 2017. Click here for further information.

Notification for Voluntary Roster Affiliates

16 January 2017

The CMLTO will be sending renewal notices to Affiliates of the Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians by letter mail during the week of January 23, 2017. Online renewal will be available from February 1 to March 31, 2017, and detailed instructions will be included in the mailed notices. 
If you have recently moved, please contact CMLTO at 416-861-9605 [toll-free in Canada: 1-800-323-9672] and press 1, or email registration@cmlto.com, by January 31, 2017.

Updated forms for MLTs

11 January 2017

MLTs should use the updated fillable PDFs to record their professional development activities completed in 2016 (the subject of 2017 audits) as well as to proactively track their 2017 professional development.
Visit the Professional Portfolio page for links to the PDFs as well as other resources.

“Intention to Suspend” notices to be issued

03 January 2017

CMLTO’s 2017 Annual Registration Renewal period ended on December 31, 2016. Members renewing after December 31st are subject to a late fee.

On January 6, 2017, CMLTO is mailing “Intention to Suspend” notices to all members who have not paid their fees. Those who do not resign their memberships, or fail to pay the 2017 registration fee within 30 days, will be suspended for non-payment.

For more information, contact CMLTO at 416-861-9605 [toll-free in Canada: 1-800-323-9672] and press 1, or email registration@cmlto.com.

Reminder: holiday office hours

19 December 2016

Please note the following CMLTO office hours for the period: December 22, 2016 to January 2, 2017:

Thur, Dec 22, 8:30am-4:30pm
Fri, Dec 23, 8:30am-1:00pm
Sat, Dec 24, CLOSED
Sun, Dec 25, CLOSED (Christmas Day)
Mon, Dec 26, CLOSED (Boxing Day)
Tues, Dec 27, CLOSED
Wed, Dec 28, 8:30am-4:30pm
Thur, Dec 29, 8:30am-4:30pm
Fri, Dec 30, 8:30am-1:00pm
Sat, Dec 31, CLOSED
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 CLOSED
Mon, Jan 2, 2017 CLOSED

Regular office hours resume at 8:30 am on January 3, 2017.