Skip to main content

Council Of The College Of Midwives Of Ontario

Ministry
Health
URL
www.cmo.on.ca
Address
21 ST. CLAIR AVENUE EAST, SUITE 303,
TORONTO
M4T1L9
Phone
416-640-2252
Fax
416-640-2257
Background
MIDWIFERY ACT, S.O. 1991, C. 31, S. 5 (opens a new window)
REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT, S.O. 1991, C. 18, SCHED. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

The college regulates the profession of Midwifery in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to services provided by competent health professionals, and that individuals are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Midwifery Act, 1991, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of practice, entry to practice requirements, standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the College of Midwives function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocations of certificates of registration to practice in Ontario.

Membership

Between seven and eight members who are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college. Between five and seven members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not members of the college, members of a college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act,1991 or members of a council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The council elects annually a president and a vice-president from among the members.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
• There are 4 Council meetings, 3-4 training days. Preparation: 5-7 hrs per meeting o Executive: 4-6 remote meetings Preparation: 5-7 hrs o Client Relations: 2 two-hr remote meetings, Preparation: 2 hrs o Discipline: 3 meetings: 1 half-day meeting (remote), 1 days of orientation (if required)), 1 training workshop, number of hearings days varies (3 days to several weeks), Preparation: 0-4 hrs for meetings, 2-6 hrs for motions. o Fitness to Practise: 2 meetings:2 half-day meetings (remote), 1 day of orientation (if required)), number of hearings varies (3 days to several weeks), Preparation: 0-4 hrs for meetings. o Inquiries, Complaints and Reports: 12-14 meeting & panel days per year (4 half-day meetings (teleconference), 8-10 half-day panels (remote)), preparation: 6-8 hrs o Quality Assurance: 4-6 meeting & panel days per year. 2-3 half-day meetings (remote), 2-3 panels (remote)preparation: 3-5 hrs o Registration: 13-14 meeting & panel days per year (2-3 half-day meetings (remote), 2-3 half-day panels (remote)), preparation: 1-4 hrs

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) MARIANNA KAMINSKA
07-Mar-2020 - 06-Mar-2023
toronto
2. Member (Part-Time) JUDITH MURRAY
04-Apr-2020 - 03-Apr-2023
oakville
3. Member (Part-Time) PETE AARSSEN
24-Apr-2021 - 23-Apr-2024
wyoming
4. Member (Part-Time) DON STRICKLAND
28-May-2021 - 27-May-2024
london
5. Member (Part-Time) OLIVER OKAFOR
17-Jun-2021 - 16-Jun-2024
toronto
6. Member (Part-Time)
7. Member (Part-Time)