May 10, 2019
Note: This article was originally published in our Spring 2019 edition of our On Call newsletter, and has not been updated.
The College has developed Governance Education Modules to help educate members and the public on the College’s role in regulating the midwifery profession in Ontario.
In April, the College launched the Governance Education Modules (GEM), online training modules that provide an introduction to governance as it applies to the regulation of the midwifery profession in Ontario. The modules are available for free through the College website.
There are three modules. The first focuses on the legislation and regulations that provide the framework for the regulation of midwifery as a profession, the second focuses on the College as a regulatory institution, and the third module focuses on the role of the College Council and its Committees.
There is also a Governance Manual that is a quick and easy reference document available as a learning aid to accompany the GEMs and helps explain key concepts relating to the regulation of midwifery in Ontario. Access the Governance Manual here.
Initially introduced as an eligibility requirement for professional members running for election to Council, and for appointments to committees, the modules are also available to anyone (professional or public) interested in understanding the role of the College.
Members may complete the modules to be used towards Quality Assurance Program (QAP) continuing education requirements. Each module has a Completion Quiz that can be used as proof for QAP, as your election eligibility or for your appointment to Council.
We encourage members to explore the modules and share with your colleagues to learn more about how the profession of midwifery is governed and regulated in order to keep the public safe.
As this is a new way of engaging members and the public, we would love to hear feedback on the modules. Were the modules useful? Did you learn anything? Is there anything that wasn’t covered that should be included? A comment box is available on the GEM page of the website.