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Registrant Information
Full Name Matthew Michael Lessard
Gender Male
Initial Registration Date Apr-22-2013
Languages of Care ENGLISH
Electoral District
Primary Location

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Additional Location(s)

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Name History
Legal Name Matthew Michael Lessard
Current Registration
Registration Suspended
Effective Date Feb-16-2019
Acupuncture Authorized No
Registration History
Registration TypeEffectiveExpiryReason
Suspended2019-02-16Non-Payment of Fees
Inactive2019-01-072019-02-15
General Certificate2019-01-012019-01-06
General Certificate2018-01-012018-12-31
General Certificate2017-01-012017-12-31
General Certificate2016-01-012016-12-31
General Certificate2015-01-012015-12-31
General Certificate2014-01-012014-12-31
General Certificate2013-04-222013-12-31
Massage Therapy Education for entry to practice
Institution Completed Date Education
Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Tech Apr-27-2012 College Diploma
Registration with another Regulated Health Profession in Ontario
Name of Regulator Province Country Current Member

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This information is current as of the last time it was reviewed and/or updated by the registrant. Members of the public and employers are encouraged to contact the regulator of this profession for the most up-to-date information.
Registration with another Regulated Profession (other than a health profession in Ontario)
Profession Province Country Current Member

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Registration with a Registered Trade in Ontario or any other Jurisdiction
Trade Province Country Current Member

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Registration
Effective Date
Terms and Conditions
ConditionUndertaking
End Date
Detail(s)On January 7, 2019, Matthew Michael Lessard signed an Undertaking agreeing to the following:

I, MATTHEW LESSARD, hereby acknowledge and undertake as follows: 1.I acknowledge that I am a duly registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (the CMTO).

2.I acknowledge that on or about December 6 and on or about December 21, I was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code. The charges are outstanding.

3.I acknowledge that it is in my interest to focus on defending the criminal charges against me.

4.In exchange for the CMTO agreeing to delay starting any discipline proceeding against me until the criminal charges have been resolved, I hereby undertake to cease practising massage therapy, to cease holding myself out as a massage therapist, and to cease using the title “massage therapist” or “registered massage therapist” or any abbreviation thereof or equivalent in another language, until such time as the criminal process and any CMTO discipline process related to the criminal charges, have concluded.

5.I further agree that my registration status will be changed from “general certificate” to “inactive” upon signing this Acknowledgement and Undertaking.

6.I acknowledge that the CMTO will include the full text of this Acknowledgement and Undertaking on the public register of the CMTO which is included on the CMTO website.

7.I acknowledge that a breach of this Acknowledgement and Undertaking would constitute professional misconduct for which I can be prosecuted. I further acknowledge that the CMTO would be entitled to rely on this Acknowledgement and Undertaking for that purpose.

8.I acknowledge that a breach of this Acknowledgement and Undertaking would entitle the CMTO to prosecute me for the concerns that lead to the criminal charges against me and I acknowledge that the CMTO is entitled to rely on this Acknowledgement and Undertaking for that purpose, as well as the underlying information that led to the criminal charges.

9.I acknowledge that this Acknowledgement and Undertaking relates only to the criminal charges laid against me on or about December 6, 2018 and on or about December 21, 2018 and that if there are any additional criminal charges laid against me the CMTO may take whatever steps it is authorized to take under the Health Professions Procedural Code in relation to any additional charges.

10.I acknowledge that I have had the opportunity to obtain legal advice prior to entering into this undertaking and I have either done so or I have chosen not to do so.

11.I acknowledge that I am entering into this undertaking freely, voluntarily and without duress.

Discipline History

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Offences/Conduct History
Charge Dec 06, 2018 No Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Summary: Mr. Lessard was charged with 2 counts of sexual assault on December 6, 2018 and an additional 3 counts of sexual assault on December 21, 2018.
Bail Condition Dec 21, 2018 No Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Summary: Mr. Lessard was released from custody on his own recognizance, on the following conditions:

    - That he reside with his surety and be amendable to the routine and discipline of that residence.

    - That he not contact or communicate in any way either directly or indirectly, by any physical, electronic or other means with the named individuals.

    - That he not be within 500 metres of any place where he knows any of the named individuals to live, work, go to school, frequent, or any place he knows the named individuals to be except for required court appearances.

    - That he not attend at Massage Addict, 2016 Tenth Line Road, Ottawa, Ontario.

    - That he not possess a firearm, cross-bow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition or explosive substance, or all those things until dealt with according to law (section 515(4.1) of the Criminal Code).

    - That he not possess any weapon(s) as defined by the Criminal Code (for example, but not restricted to, a pellet gun, firearm, imitation firearm, cross-bow, prohibited or restricted weapon or device, ammunition or explosive substance or anything designed to be used or intended for use to cause death or injury or to threaten or intimidate any person), or any imitation.

    - That he not work as a massage therapist or occupy any position for renumeration that requires him to come into physical contact with others.