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Con-Ed 2020

Continuing Education

Welcome to Sutherland-Chan Continuing Education!

Each year we seek to offer a variety of new and “back by popular demand” workshops to meet your learning needs. Whether you are a new or experienced RMT, we hope you will check out our offerings and find something that inspires, intrigues or challenges you. To get more information on any course, click on its title in the list on the right.


Our workshops have been set up to reflect the learning calendar and competencies of the STRiVE quality assurance program introduced by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. (For more information on STRiVE, please visit the CMTO website).
If you have questions about how a particular workshop would help you reach your learning goals, please feel free to contact Robert Rodbourne as indicated below. He will connect you with the instructor(s), who can clarify what you can expect from participating in their course.

Price Discounts

We provide reduced rates for early bird registrations. Sutherland-Chan grads receive a discount in addition to any other promotions. To get this discount, enter the alumni promotional code that is emailed to you at the beginning of each continuing education cycle. If you did not receive the code, or can’t locate it now, please contact Robert.

How to Register

Registration is straightforward. Click on the specific workshop title to the right to go its web page. Once there, click on Register Now to access the registration form. It is not fillable online so to submit, you must print or email the form. (If you wish to pay online, click on the button on the registration form to go to the PayPal website.) We accept PayPal, cheques, cash or major credit cards. If you have a promotion code, don’t forget to enter it before completing your registration process. You will receive email confirmations for payment and registration once the process is complete.

New Location

Please note that Sutherland-Chan School of Massage moved in April 2020. All workshops take place at our new location at 15 Gervais Drive, in the Don Mills & Eglinton area of north Toronto. (See our blog post and FAQ pages for maps and more details).

If you have any questions, or need help with registration, don’t hesitate to contact Robert Rodbourne at 416-924-1107 ext. 19 or by email.


Please note that Sutherland-Chan is not running workshops at this time. (The ones listed here are for reference only.) Any future workshops will be announced when they are arranged.

Gender Identity and Professional Practice

Veronica Roberts, RMT, A.W. Peet, PhD and Kaila Newby, BA, RMT

Sunday, April 5, 2020; 9:00-1:00


Self-Reflection Skill Development for RMTs

Wendy Birks, RMT

Saturday, April 25, 2020; 9:00-1:00


Effective Communication (or How to Communicate with a Goldfish)

Wendy Birks, RMT

Sunday, April 26, 2020; 9:00-1:00


Mental Health, Trauma History and Massage Practice

Kaila Newby, BA , RMT and Ninotchka Sequeira BEd, MSW

Sunday, May 3, 2020; 9:00-5:00


Body Mechanics – Extending the Life of Your Career

Lee Kalpin, RMT

Sunday, May 31, 2020; 10:00-5:30


Just in Time – Using Evidence in Clinical Practice

Bryn Sumpton, BSN

Sunday, June 28, 2020; 9:00-1:00


Achieving Record Keeping Excellence

Susan Bessonette, BA, RMT

Sunday, September 27, 2020; 9:00-1:00


Just in Time – Using Evidence in Clinical Practice

Bryn Sumpton, BSN

Sunday, October 18, 2020; 9:00-1:00