Midwifery in Ontario
In 1994, Ontario became the first province in Canada to regulate midwifery. Since that time, midwives have attended more than 100,000 births in Ontario. There are currently more than 600 registered midwives in the province.
Responsibility for well-being rests with both the health care provider and with each individual. We believe that the best midwifery care is attained when women and families make informed decisions about their care and develop a comfortable and co-operative relationship with a small team of midwives.
The College of Midwives of Ontario's (CMO) Midwifery Model of Care and Consultation and Transfer of Care documents are detailed below. The transfer of care standard lists those situations in which a midwife may be required to work with another health care provider and/or transfer your care or that of your newborn to another health care provider.
In addition, we have included information about the Midwifery Education Programme for your information and interest.