The College of Midwives of Ontario is mandated to regulate midwifery in the public interest.
Our primary obligation is to ensure that midwives in Ontario are qualified, skilled, and competent to practise so Ontarians can be confident in the care they receive from professional midwives.
We regulate midwives by:
- Registering midwives, so every midwife entering practice has the education and experience to provide quality care.
- Establishing high standards of care and ensuring that midwives maintain them.
- Requiring practising midwives to maintain an active practice and show ongoing improvement in their knowledge and skills.
- Investigating and responding to concerns or complaints about the care provided by midwives.
Midwives provide care in various settings, including homes, clinics, hospitals, and birth centres. All midwives follow the same professional standards of practice. We provide guidance to help them do so.
The College is here to help members of the public. If you have any questions for the College about your midwife or midwifery practice, please call 416.640.2252 or email us at email@example.com.