All memberships are filed through the TTNO office. There are seven categories of membership in The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario: Associate Member, General Member, Recognized Practitioner - Volunteer Practice, Recognized Practitioner - Professional Practice, Recognized Teacher, Retired Member, and External Member.
Associate Member (AM)
Fee: $16.95 ($15.00 + $1.95 HST)
The TTNO is now offering an Associate Membership for those individuals who support Therapeutic Touch, the TTNO and the work we do. These members DO NOT require formal training in Therapeutic Touch and can include individuals, doctor’s offices, clinics, hospices, long-term care facilities and other businesses that have an interest in Therapeutic Touch. Associate Members will receive four electronic copies of the inTouch newsletter.
General Member (GM)
Fee: $62.15 ($55.00 + $7.15 HST) (New Member offer $31.08)
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).
- 4 electronic copies of the inTouch and TTNC newsletters
- Full access to the members section of the website,
- Member discounts at all TTNO events
If you would like to join the TTNO please click here for your membership application.
Recognized Practitioner (RP)
Fee: $79.10 ($70.00 + $9.10 HST)
Benefits include all the benefits of General Membership plus:
- Participation in the TTNO Referral Service (optional).
- Membership in the Teachers Collective(optional)
NOTE: Therapeutic Touch Recognized Practitioner status is required to practice 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:
- Complete and submit for approval a workbook of 72 case studies of supervised and unsupervised Therapeutic Touch sessions. The TTNO Practitioner Workbook is an invaluable learning tool. To order online click here. To download an order form click here.
- Complete at least seven approved Therapeutic Touch workshops.
- Please note: TTNO membership must be maintained throughout the process of achieving Recognized Practitioner status.
Recognized Teacher (RT)
Fee: $101.70 ($90.00 + $11.70 HST)
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:
- The listing of workshops in the TTNO newsletter, inTouch, and in the Directory of Recognized Teachers on this website
- Membership in the Teachers Collective.
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.
Retired Member (RM)
Fee: By donation
The TTNO is now offering a Retired Member Category for any Recognized Practitioner or Teacher who has informed the Board of Directors that they wish to retire from active service. Retired Members retain all of the benefits of membership that they had while in active service and are NOT required to maintain educational credits. Retired Recognized Teachers may participate in Therapeutic Touch workshops with another active teacher and/or facilitate Professional Development Days in geographical areas where there is no other active teacher to do so.
External Member (EM)
Fee: $62.15 CDN ($55.00 + $7.15 HST)
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 application.
Note: New member fees received in November or December will apply to the next year.