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** NOW CLOSED **Revised CMLTO Consolidated By-Laws: Public Consultation and Information Sessions

23 September 2022

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) is inviting its Registrants, stakeholders, and the public to participate in a consultation on the new CMLTO By-Law.

Please click on the link below to access our consultation page: Revised CMLTO Consolidated By-Laws Public Consultation and Public Information Session

This consultation ended 11:59 pm EDT on Monday, November 21, 2022. 

The CMLTO 2022 Board Election is Underway

26 August 2022

An election for the professional CMLTO Board Member position on the Board of Directors from District 3 – Metropolitan Toronto Region is underway now.

CMLTO Registrants, who are eligible to vote in District 3, have been notified by email and sent instructions for casting their votes electronically.

Registrants, who believe they are eligible to vote in District 3 but have not received a notification, should send an email to executiveoffice@cmlto.com.

CMLTO encourages all Registrants, who are eligible to vote in District 3, to exercise their professional responsibility and vote for the candidate who they think will actively and effectively govern in the public interest on the Board of Directors.

Poll close date: Friday, September 30, 2022, 12:59 p.m.

Latest Call for Nomination Results

03 August 2022

Call for Nominations results 


The Board establishes CMLTO’s strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety.


As published in both articles of the CMLTO Focus newsletter and website, along with an e-blast reminder in May, a call for nominations for election to the Board (in accordance with the CMLTO consolidated Bylaw S.19) was issued for the following Districts:


District 2 – Central West Region (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

District 3 – Metropolitan Toronto (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

District 4 – Central East Region (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

District 8 – Registrant-at-Large (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)


Special elections were held for the existing Board vacancies in:


District 6 – North East Region (Term: Date elected – Dec 31, 2024)

District 7 – North West Region (Term: Date elected – Dec 31, 2024)

We are delighted to announce the following nominations, which were all received by Friday, May 27th, 2022 at 4:30 PM:

District 3 – Metropolitan Toronto Area Region

Two nominations were received. The candidates were deemed eligible for election, therefore, an online election will be held in District 3 between August 26 – September 30, 2022. Registrants who are eligible to vote will be notified by email.

District 4 – Central East Region

One nomination was received, which was Paula Curti. The candidate was deemed eligible for election and, therefore, declared elected by acclamation.

District 8 – Member-at-Large

One nomination was received, which was Imaya Dharmasri Vithana. The candidate was deemed eligible for election and, therefore, declared elected by acclamation.

There were no nominations received for Districts 2, 6, and 7.

All terms for the Board Members will commence on January 1, 2023.

We will continue to keep you updated on any changes to our Board positions. Please continue to consult with our website, as well as issues of FOCUS newsletter in order to remain informed and up-to-date on the key initiatives of the College.


Registrant reminder

20 January 2022

Keeping your information updated is a professional obligation

Reviewing and updating your information through CMLTO online services is not only required during the registration renewal period. Access your profile at any time to make updates. In fact, MLTs are required by law, to update the following information within 30 days of any changes:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Home address and telephone number
  • Name, address, and phone number of each current employer
  • Job titles.

Registrants must inform the CMLTO if they have been charged with, or found guilty of, an offence and the report must include information about every bail condition or other restriction imposed on them. This report must be made as soon as possible (i.e., no more than 10 days) after the charge is laid. Registrants cannot wait until renewal time to report such a charge. They must report that information to the College by email to professionalconduct@cmlto.com.

Please remember to update your information through CMLTO online services when changes occur. It can be done easily from any computer or device, 24/7 year-round.

“Intention to suspend” notices sent

20 January 2022

CMLTO’s 2022 Annual registration renewal period ended Dec 31, 2021. Registrants renewing after Dec 31st are subject to a late fee. Information related to registration deadlines and fees can be found here.

The CMLTO Registration department mailed “Intention to suspend” notices to all registrants who did not pay their fees by Dec 31st. Those who do not resign their CMLTO registration or fail to pay the 2022 registration fee by 11:59 pm EST on February 6, 2022, will be suspended for non-payment.

A list of suspended registrants will be published in FOCUS and the College will inform registrants’ employers. The Public Register will reflect suspensions and reinstatements in registrants’ profiles.

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

CMLTO Board officers for 2022

06 January 2022

At its December meeting, the Board also appointed its Officers for 2022 and their terms take effect on January 1, 2022.
Chair – Tammy Earle
Vice-Chair, Professional – Karen Persad
Vice-Chair, Public – Walter Hewus.

CMLTO holiday operating hours

17 December 2021

Dec 24, 2021: 8:30 am - noon
Dec 27, 2021: Closed
Dec 28, 2021: Closed
Dec 29, 2021: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 30, 2021: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 31, 2021: 8:30 am – noon
Jan 3, 2022: Closed

Approved refresher courses lists updated

05 December 2021

The CMLTO publishes lists of approved refresher courses for MLTs. Refresher course hours may be required for a person applying for a Practising class of registration certificate who cannot demonstrate active engagement, or for a Non-practising member who wishes to change class to Practising.

Click here for more information.

New Professional Practice Guideline available

20 November 2021

Guidelines for evaluating professional practice activities
Professional Practice staff launched a new practice resource (PDF) for registrants and other laboratory stakeholders to assist them in answering the question: “Can I or am I allowed to do this activity?”
The guideline:
  • uses a 4-step framework to break down complex concepts into actionable processes
  • prompts stakeholders to ask important questions
  • contains an appendix that provides specific examples.
Interested in learning more? Join our webinar on January 27, 2022, from 12:00 – 12:45 pm where Professional Practice staff will provide an overview of the guideline and provide examples of applying it within MLT practice. For those who cannot attend the live session, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the CMLTO website. Click here to register for the live event.

MLT survey

17 November 2021

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) is undertaking a review of occupational language benchmarks on behalf of the Canadian Alliance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Regulators (CAMLPR). All Canadian-certified medical laboratory technologists currently working as MLTs are invited to complete a short survey to share how they use their English language skills at work. 

Please complete the survey by Friday, November 26, 2021. This survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey only once.

Survey findings will be explored in more detail through one-to-one interviews with MLTs from across Canada.

If you have questions, you may email CAMLPR at mltgateway@camlpr.org.

English Survey link: https://forms.office.com/r/CrMuV9X0Gf

Lien du sondage (français) : https://forms.office.com/r/0JCU84KAGT

Thank you in advance for your participation.