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Funding for MLT professional development

17 April 2015

Learn about HealthForceOntario's financial support for Ontario’s allied health professionals through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund by clicking here.

Allied Health Professional Development Fund

17 April 2015

HealthForceOntario provides financial support for Ontario’s allied health professionals* through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund. Practicing members of nine eligible allied health professions are able to apply for as much as $1,500 this funding year (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016) in education grants for completed professional development courses, conferences, and workshops. These grants are intended to improve health care professionals’ access to professional development activities in order to:
  • advance clinical practice knowledge and skills to continuously improve the quality of patient care
  • contribute to the provision of more effective and efficient health care service delivery
  • advance clinical practices in priority health care areas identified in Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care
  • integrate evidence into professional practice
  • assist health care professionals to become change agents and to adapt to changing expectations and patient health care needs.
Eligible health professionals are also able to access the fund’s Electronic Health Library which offers the most recent health care literature in support of evidence-based practice.

Visit www.ahpdf.ca for more information about the Allied Health Professional Development Fund, including information about the application process, program eligibility requirements, deadlines, and more. Questions and comments about the program should be directed to info@ahpdf.ca. Please note that funding is not guaranteed.

*The allied health professionals eligible for funding include: Audiologists, Dietitians, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Medical Radiation Technologists, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Respiratory Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists registered to practice in Ontario. 

FOCUS: Issue 1 of 2015

11 March 2015

The newest issue of CMLTO's member newsletter is available online here. FOCUS is published electronically and delivered to members' email addresses. Members should ensure that CMLTO has their correct emails to not to miss an issue. Please note the PDF versions on the website are not interactive. Non-members may subscribe by sending an email to communications@cmlto.com.

MERS-CoV update: March 2015

10 March 2015

To reflect the countries with local transmission of the virus, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has updated the list of countries affected by the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on its Guidance for Health Care Workers and Health Sector Employers on MERS-CoV website.
As this list of affected countries is subject to change, health care workers should review this website regularly for the latest information.

CMOH: measles update

13 February 2015

Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) issued a memo regarding measles for health sector workers and employers. Click here to read the memo (PDF) which includes directives for health care professionals.

PHO measles information

06 February 2015

Public Health Ontario (PHO) is working with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, local public health units and other partners to monitor and assess current and potential cases of measles.
The PHO measles webpage may be found here. Its most recent update (PDF), which contains information about diagnostic laboratory testing, may read or downloaded by clicking here.

OFC Cycle 2 Report

05 February 2015

The Office of the Fairness Commissioner's (OFC) second cycle of assessments are now available in its report, Assessment of Registration Practices: Progress and Problems in 2013–14. The CMLTO is one of the seven regulators that received no recommendations for improvement during that cycle, indicating that CMLTO application practices are fair. Click here to read the report.

TPH: measles confirmed in Toronto

03 February 2015

Toronto Public Health (TPH) issued an Alert for health care professionals concerning four unlinked lab-confirmed cases of measles. Click here to read the Alert which includes assessment and testing information.

CMLTO Event calendar updated

28 January 2015

The CMLTO Event calendar page has been updated with 2015 listings of events which may interest MLTs.
To request a CMLTO representative deliver a presentation at your organization, please e-mail memberrelations@cmlto.com

CMLTO's transparency measures: sexual abuse prevention

23 January 2015

In October 2014, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins asked the Councils of Ontario’s regulatory health Colleges to make transparency a priority objective in their strategic plans, if it is not yet a stated priority.

In December 2014, Minister Hoskins established a Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Patients and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. He then asked each College to report on the current status and operations of its patient relations program’s measures for preventing and dealing with the sexual abuse of patients by January 23, 2015.

Click here
to read the Minister’s request and click here to read CMLTO’s response.