In September 2022, MRTs in Manitoba will be voting on whether to implement a new model for provincial association services, CAMRT-MB. This is an important vote that will impact you and your profession in Manitoba.
What is CAMRT-MB?
CAMRT-MB would be a provincial arm of the CAMRT and represents an additional suite of programs, services and provincial advocacy in addition to your CAMRT membership. It would replace the MAMRT, the current provincial association in Manitoba. This new model would include a paid provincial manager on the ground in Manitoba, whose job is to ensure the MRT voice is heard and to deliver members services and support, including education, networking and advocacy for members in your province. CAMRT has been successfully delivering provincial association services in BC (through CAMRT-BC) since 2017, in the four Atlantic provinces (through CAMRT-ATL) since January 2022, and will commence services in Alberta (through CAMRT-AB) in January 2023.
Below are some of the provincial services and support that will be available through the CAMRT-MB.
Representing and Supporting You at the Provincial Level
The cost for provincial association services through CAMRT-MB will be $50 per year for full a practice members in addition to your CAMRT dues. CAMRT-MB fees will replace the fees of the MAMRT, resulting in substantial savings for you. (The cost will be $31.50 per year for non-practicing members and $0 per year for senior members.)
These fees will allow us to provide programs, services and advocacy at the provincial level and to hire a dedicated manager in Manitoba to represent and support you.
Why Are We Having a Vote?
The regulation of the MRT profession is nearing its final stages in Manitoba. Once MRTs are regulated, a new regulatory college will be created. The primary mandate of the regulatory body will be the protection of the public, not the support of MRTs. Anticipating this, plus the fact that the MAMRT has stated that it is unsustainable to continue operating as they have been, and the future financial implications for members of paying dues to three organizations (regulatory college, CAMRT and MAMRT), the question was raised as to whether there could be a better and more cost-effective model for provincial association services. As such, a new provincial association model, called CAMRT-MB, is being proposed wherein the CAMRT will deliver provincial association services in Manitoba. This will allow the MAMRT to dissolve, lessening the workload for volunteers, significantly decreasing membership dues, while increasing programs and services through the existing infrastructure of the CAMRT.
Any change of this magnitude needs to be discussed thoroughly with members, with ample opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts, and ultimately with a vote on the proposed model. Please see the links to join upcoming Town Hall meetings where we will be discussing this proposal and receiving questions and comments from members.
When is the Vote?
The vote will take place in September 2022. Voting will be conducted electronically through Simply Voting and CAMRT Manitoba members will receive their confidential login information sent to their email at the time of the vote.
Upcoming Town Hall Meetings
The next Virtual Town Hall meeting is scheduled for August 3rd. The Town Halls are hosted by the CAMRT and MAMRT to present the new provincial association model to the membership in Manitoba and to answer any questions or comments from members. We encourage you and your colleagues to join.
Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00PM (MDT)
View Previously Recorded Town Hall Meetings
View the recordings of the Town Hall meetings that already took place:
July 4th – Click to view
July 5th – Click to view
Frequently Asked Questions
Help Spread the Word of the Upcoming Vote!
Print this poster to share at your workplace.
CAMRT-MB Vote Site Ambassadors
CAMRT-MB Vote Site Ambassador are MRTs at various workplace locations in Manitoba who are well-informed about this new proposed provincial services model and who can engage fellow colleagues in conversations and answer any questions you may have about the upcoming vote.
Would you like to be a CAMRT-MB Vote Site Ambassador? Join here
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Morrison email@example.com