Note: This article first appeared in the Spring 2021 edition of our On Call newsletter. Click here to read the full issue.
The College has spent the last year reflecting on the changes we have made as an organization, and the changes we need to make to fulfil our potential as a regulator. These discussions culminated at our March 24, 2021 meeting, where Council approved the College’s new strategic direction for 2021-2026, a plan we’ve called Working with Midwives, Working for the Public.
The College’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan launched a successful transformation of the organization. Now, we are facing new challenges and need a plan that will give us the opportunity to rise to the occasion once more.
The areas we plan to work in over the next five years are important – to us as a regulator, to midwives, to the public, and to other midwifery stakeholders. Over the next five years we will focus on three strategic priorities:
- Regulation that enables the midwifery profession to evolve.
- Effective use of data to identify and act on existing and emerging risks.
- Building engagement and fostering trust with the public and the profession.
We will work in a targeted way and regularly assess our progress against our desired outcomes. You can find our 2021-2026 Strategic Framework here.
This past year, we have all learned the importance of being able to adapt to our changing circumstances. Our 2021-2026 Strategic Plan adheres to our core mandate while allowing us to meet the changing landscape that midwives and their clients find themselves in.
We have made strategic shifts in our priorities, but our vision of inspiring trust and confidence in midwifery by leading in regulatory excellence and our mission of regulating midwifery in the public interest remain unchanged.
Our new plan will allow us to continue to grow and improve – both as a regulator and as a resource for midwives, midwifery students, and the public. We will consult with you as we continue our work together.