There are four categories of membership in The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario: General Member, Recognized Practitioner, Recognized Teacher and External Member.
General Member (GM):
Anyone who has studied Therapeutic Touch™, as developed by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN and Dora Kunz, with a TTNO Recognized Teacher and resides in Ontario, is welcome to become a member of the Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario. Those living outside of Ontario where there is no provincial Therapeutic Touch organization may also apply for membership as General Members. Those living outside of Canada where there is no organized Therapeutic Touch Network are welcome as External Members (see below for description). See also Benefits of Membership.
If you would like to join the TTNO please click here to download a membership application form.
Recognized Practitioner (RP):
Available to those who meet the TTNO requirements to become a Recognized Practitioner.
Benefits include all the benefits of General Membership plus:
*Therapeutic Touch Recognized Practitioner status is required to practise Therapeutic Touch in many Hospitals and Hospices and before a license can be obtained in some municipalities.
To start the process of becoming a Recognized Practitioner one must have completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 and be a member in good standing of the TTNO, then:
Click here to download the Achieving Recognized Practitioner Status document.
Click here to download the Maintaining Recognized Practitioner Status document.
Please note: TTNO membership must be maintained throughout the process of achieving Recognized Practitioner status.
Recognized Teacher (RT):
Available to those who meet the TTNO requirements to become a Recognized Teacher.
Benefits include all the benefits of General and Recognized Practitioner memberships plus:
Recognized Teachers must first be Recognized Practitioners. In order to become a Recognized Teacher a Recognized Practitioner must work with a supervising Recognized Teacher to develop her/his own workshop outlines in accordance with the curriculum guidelines set out by the TTNO and teach several workshops with his/her supervisor in attendance. All Recognized Teachers of the TTNO sign a Statement of Ethics each year.
To download the Frequently Asked Questions for TTNO members, click here.
Fee: $90.40 CDN
Those living outside of Canada where there is no organized Therapeutic Touch Network are welcome to join The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario as External Members. Membership benefits include all those of Ontario Members with the exception of access to the Referral Service and admission to and voting privileges at Annual General Meetings.
If you would like to join the Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario, please click here to download a membership form.
Note: New member fees received in November or December will apply to the next year.