Hello and Welcome to the Launch of rptherapybenefits.ca!


rpic inclusion of registered psychotherapists diagramA group of Registered  Psychotherapists (RPs) have been working over the past year to address the following questions:

  • How do Registered Psychotherapists gain inclusion into the mental health benefits from third-party payers?
  • How do we, as registered professionals, acquire the same "covered" status as other registered professionals such as Registered Psychologists and MSWs?

Our working group, representing a cross-section of professional organizations, has been doing the research and outreach to begin to address this question. Within this website you will find the tools to join in the movement to claim our place at the table as important contributors to the efforts toward addressing our Canadian mental health crisis.

We have some great news to report:

  • Manulife Financial has recently increased its mental health coverage for its employees to $10,000, and includes RPs in the list of approved providers (source: Benefits Canada - Jann Lee).

Please take the time to peruse our site. The information found here is for you and your clients, to join in the effort to help us achieve this important goal. Together makes it happen faster… we want to hear from you!

Ethically Inform

See the Resources Page for information to share with your clients whose benefits do not currently cover Registered Psychotherapists.


Share What You Know

Our goal is to have 80% of Ontario employer benefit plans include RPs as providers by the end of 2018.

The RPIC needs your help. In the link below are some very tangible ways you can help the work of the RPIC gain momentum:

Please help us compile information.

Your personal information is confidential and we will not share it without your explicit permission.

Why We do What we Do

Did you know that:

Psychotherapy services provided by Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are sometimes excluded from coverage in group benefits plans and private health plans. 

Some group benefit plans do not cover RP services because no one has asked for inclusion of this benefit.