Note: This article was originally published in our Autumn 2019 edition of our On Call newsletter, and has not been updated.
I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Claire Ramlogan-Salanga as the new Council President at the College of Midwives of Ontario. I’ve enjoyed working with Claire as a Council member over the past two years and I am looking forward to assisting her as she transitions to her new role and leads Council moving forward.
In October, Claire and I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR) conference together. CNAR hosts workshops and plenary sessions relevant to all regulators and helped Claire situate our work within the greater health regulatory context, and also provided me with the opportunity to share and learn best practices. Highlights of the event included key learnings about performance measurement frameworks and College accountability, as well as conducting sensitive investigations when mental health may be a factor in a registrant’s conduct or their dealings with the College. While there, we also took part in the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council’s (CMRC) annual meeting. This two-day meeting allows for all Canadian midwifery regulators to explore ways to better harmonize our procedures and programs to allow for relevant information sharing and improved experience for midwives moving from one Territory or Province to another.
I’d like to also take this moment to thank Tiffany Haidon, the College’s past Council President, for all of her contributions to the College over the past nine years. Tiffany helped the College navigate several pivotal moments during her time on Council, including the loss of operational funding from the Ministry, and helping to implement the new Professional Standards for Midwives. I wish Tiffany all the best in her future endeavours.
Registrar & CEO
College of Midwives of Ontario