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43 Years of Educational Excellence 


Provincial Registration

In Ontario, ICT Kikkawa College is registered and approved as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act. The registration is reviewed annually for renewal.


Nova Scotia
In Nova Scotia ICT Northumberland College operates under the auspices of the Private Career Colleges Division of Nova Scotia’s Department of Education and is governed by the Private Career Colleges Regulation Act. The registration is reviewed annually for renewal.


Professional Associations

Shirley D. Desborough, President of ICT Schools, and other senior administrators have been active contributing members, holding different positions on professional massage therapy associations across Canada.

CCMTS – Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools

All ICT Schools’ campuses are member schools of the Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools. CCMTS is the premier national association of massage therapy schools in Canada and is considered by the massage therapy profession as the representative for the education industry and a national stakeholder for the profession in this regard.



NHPC – Natural Health Practitioners of Canada

The educational programs provided by ICT Schools are approved by the NHPC. The NHPC is the largest national professional association representing complementary and alternative therapists in Canada. Its membership includes over 5000 therapists and practitioners from across Canada. All our campuses are recognized schools with the NHPC. ICT students are able to join as student members.


OCPMTC – Ontario Council of Private Massage Therapy Colleges

ICT Kikkawa College is a member school with the Ontario Council of Private Massage Therapy Schools (OCPMTC). The OCPMTC is a council of private colleges composed of the majority of private schools that provide massage therapy education in Ontario. This forum provides for collegial interaction and representation to other provincial stakeholders including the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) and the Association of Massage Therapists and Holistic Practitioners AMTWP.

Shirley Desborough, BA, NHP, HTSMP, President of ICT Schools is currently Past President of the OCPMTC.

Private Colleges Association of Nova Scotia

ICT Northumberland College provides representation to the Private Colleges Association of Nova Scotia (PCANS) and the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC).



CMTO and NCBTMB Continuing Education Credits

ICT Schools is approved to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

ICT Schools is a Class A provider of CEUs for the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Micro-credentials from Ontario’s postsecondary schools
Micro-credentials are rapid training programs offered by postsecondary education institutions across the province that can help you get the skills that employers need. Micro-credentials help people retrain and upgrade their skills to find new employment.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees.