Midwifery in Ontario

Ontario was the first province in Canada to regulate and legislate midwifery in 1994. The profession is now regulated in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,Manitoba, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Responsibility for well-being rests with both the health care providers and with each individual. We believe that the best midwifery care is attained when women and their families make informed decisions about their care and develop a comfortable and co-operative relationship with their of midwives.

The College of Midwives of Ontario's (CMO) Philosophy of Midwifery Care and Indications for Mandatory Discussion, Consultation and Transfer of Care (IMDCTC) documents available below. The IMDCTC 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.

Please feel free to ask your midwives any questions you may have regarding these links.

Indications for Mandatory Discussion, Consultation and Transfer of Care