Midwifery care in Ontario is defined and guided by a history of ongoing support for community-based midwives working in partnership with childbearing women. The CMO envisions a time when every community and every woman in the province has midwifery care as an accessible and viable option for childbearing.
The CMO ensures that its members provide competent and ethical care to the clients they serve. The CMO establishes standards that ensure its members are responsive to individual and community needs. The CMO promotes a model of care for the profession that encourages informed choice for the client and participation of women by providing standards and guidelines for the midwives that ensure quality of care and protection of the public. The CMO accomplishes these goals in an atmosphere that is responsive to the public and its members.
The mandate of the College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO) is to regulate the profession of midwifery in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The primary responsibility of the CMO is the protection of the public, specifically the childbearing women and their infants to whom its members provide care.