Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council
The CMRC is a network of provincial and territorial regulatory authorities. Collectively, the CMRC regulates the profession of midwifery, setting and maintaining high standards of practice, and ensuring regulatory harmony across the country.
The CMRC maintains a strong regulatory framework through their work in setting the Canadian Midwifery Competencies, establishing national standards for midwifery practice, administering the national Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination, and approving educational and bridging programs.
Colleges of midwives
In regulated Canadian provinces and territories, the Colleges of midwives are the regulatory bodies for the profession of midwifery. The goal of a College is to register qualified, competent midwives to provide safe, high quality care to individuals and their families.
The provincial/territorial Colleges have the following duties:
- to set the standards of education and qualifications for registration;
- to examine candidates for registration, assess competency and register qualified candidates;
- to set the standards of practice, monitor and enforce them;
- to monitor the continuing competency of registrants;
- to set standards of professional ethics, monitor and enforce them.