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Registrant Information
Full Name James Benjamin Ward
Gender Male
Initial Registration Date Nov-13-2006
Languages of Care ENGLISH
Electoral District
Primary Location

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Additional Location(s)

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Name History
Legal Name James Benjamin Ward
Current Registration
Registration Surrendered
Effective Date Dec-06-2016
Acupuncture Authorized No
Registration History
Registration TypeEffectiveExpiryReason
Surrendered2016-12-06Surrendered Certificate While Under Investigation
General Certificate2016-01-012016-12-05
General Certificate2015-01-012015-12-31
General Certificate2014-01-012014-12-31
General Certificate2013-01-012013-12-31
General Certificate2012-01-012012-12-31
General Certificate2011-01-012011-12-31
General Certificate2010-01-012010-12-31
General Certificate2009-01-012009-12-31
General Certificate2008-01-012008-12-31
General Certificate2007-01-012007-12-31
General Certificate2006-11-132006-12-31
Massage Therapy Education for entry to practice
Institution Completed Date Education
Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy - Cambridge Jun-02-2006 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)I, JAMES WARD, hereby acknowledge and undertake as follows:

1. I acknowledge that I am currently a registrant of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (the College).

2. I acknowledge that the College received information about criminal convictions concerning me, including: making surreptitious video recordings of clients and making child pornography.

3. I acknowledge that the Inquiries, Reports and Complaints Committee (ICRC) of the College considered information about these criminal convictions at its meeting on December 1, 2017, and considered referring allegations of professional misconduct to the Discipline Committee of the College. Such allegations would have included: that I had been found guilty of an offence that is relevant to the member’s suitability to practise; and/or sexual abuse of a patient, more particularly behaviour of a sexual nature by the member towards the patient; and/or that I had contravened a standard of practice of the profession or a published standard of the College, or failing to maintain the standard of practice of the profession; and/or that I had engaged in conduct or performed an act, relevant to the practise of the profession, that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional; and/or that I had engaged in conduct that would reasonably be regarded by members as conduct unbecoming a massage therapist.

4. I acknowledge that if these allegations against me had been referred to the Discipline Committee, and if the matter proceeded to a discipline hearing, the College would seek revocation of my certificate of registration as well as costs of the hearing.

5. I acknowledge that it is in my interest to resolve this matter without the need for a discipline hearing.

6. In exchange for the College agreeing not to initiate discipline proceedings against me in relation to these criminal convictions, I hereby undertake to immediately resign my certificate of registration with the College upon the signing of this undertaking. This undertaking constitutes instructions to College to process my resignation immediately.

7. I hereby undertake never to reapply for membership, registration, licensure or similar status with the College as a massage therapist.

8. I acknowledge that if I ever apply for membership, registration, licensure or similar status with the College in the future, the College will be entitled to rely upon this undertaking in any registration or other similar proceeding as reason to deny my application.

9. I further acknowledge that if I ever apply for membership, registration, licensure or similar status with the College in the future, the College will be entitled to refer these allegations to the Discipline Committee, as noted above, and prosecute me with respect to these criminal convictions, as well as for the breach of this undertaking, and that the College will be entitled to rely upon this undertaking for that purpose.

10. I acknowledge that once my resignation is tendered, I will not be entitled to use the title “massage therapist”, “registered massage therapist” or any abbreviation thereof or equivalent in another language, I will not be entitled to hold myself out as a person who is qualified to practise in Ontario as a massage therapist or in a specialty of massage therapy, and I will not be entitled to imply that I am a massage therapist in Ontario.

11. I acknowledge that the College will include the text of my resignation and undertaking to never reapply in on the public register on the College website.

12. 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.

13. I acknowledge that I am entering into this undertaking freely, voluntarily and without duress.
Discipline History

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Offences/Conduct History
Offence Dec 07, 2016 No Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Summary: On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Mr. Ward pled guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kitchener, Ontario to the following offences: two counts of making child pornography and two counts of voyeurism (surreptitiously recording clients without their consent for a sexual purpose).