Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week

May 7-13, 2018

CARE150 is a province-wide initiative to promote awareness of Therapeutic Touch, celebrate and strengthen our involvement in our communities, and develop new community connections.

Last year we had  52 events taking place. Click here to see the CARE150 events registered so far for May 2018.

Learn More About Therapeutic Touch

Therapeutic Touch is an evidence-based complementary therapy that enhances existing treatment methods, integrating body, emotion, mind, and spirit. TT is currently available in more than thirty Healthcare Institutions across Ontario, and offered in more than twenty hospices. Click here to learn more. Both the College of Nurses of Ontario and the College of Physicians and Surgeons have policies for integrative medicine that allow for Therapeutic Touch to be integrated into patient care. Click to here learn more. Therapeutic Touch can be used effectively for self-care.

Therapeutic Touch is backed by a large body of research. Click here to learn more.

The TTNO has many Informative documents that will help you learn more about TT.

TTNO Fact Sheet                              Therapeutic Touch in Integrative Medicine            Therapeutic Touch Research

Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care          Therapeutic Touch General Information

We invite you to book a Therapeutic Touch information session for your group. Contact the TTNO office.

Common effects of Therapeutic Touch

Research and clinical experience have shown its effectiveness in:

  • promoting a relaxation response.
  • reducing anxiety & stress.
  • managing pain.
  • improving sleep.
  • facilitating the body's natural healing process.
  • fostering a sense of well-being.

CARE150 Event Leads

Please note that there are a full range of resources for CARE150 Event Leads to download on the Members Area CARE150 - It's Growing! page. You'll find the fillable posters you can personalize for your event and many of the documents from the CARE150 binder. Log in now and find out more!

Once you are logged in look for more poster and banner ideas to suit your audience on the TTNO Tool Kit page.

Check out the TTNO Downloads page for the complete CARE150 section

Here are some documents Event Leads will find helpful to get started in organizing your event.

CARE150 Event Lead Role
CARE150 Event Registration Form
Partner Invitation Letter
TTNO Fact Sheet
Healthcare Facilities Where Therapeutic Touch is Used
Media Release Form  Make sure to take this with you so that your photos can be used for TTNO publicity!
CARE150 Banner Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week 9x14 no date
CARE150 Banner Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week 9x14 + date 
CARE150 Media Tool Kit Binder  For members only. Log into the Members Area first. This Tool Kit is a resource to help you advertise your event.

TTNO Tool Kit  For members only. Log in and then click on this link. Look for poster and banner ideas to suit your audience.

 Click here to download the list of events and get ideas for your event!